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GALAPAGOS ISLAND CRUISES

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Galapagos Island Cruises are all-inclusive combined Tours with Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu Peru. If you’re looking for an unforgettable Galapagos island vacation, a cruise to the Galapagos Islands is just what you need. These beautiful and exotic Galapagos islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) west of Ecuador. They are volcanic in origin and have some of the most unique wildlife in the world.

A cruise to the Galapagos island travel Vacation is the perfect way to experience the islands’ beauty and wildlife. Tours depart from San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela, and visit different islands depending on the itinerary. You’ll see everything from sea lions and penguins to giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies.

No matter which island you choose to visit, you’re sure to have an amazing time. The Galapagos Islands are a truly unique destination, and one you won’t want to miss. So if you’re looking for an adventure, consider booking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands today!

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You will be presented with 1-2 itineraries that match your vacation wants and desires according to your budget.

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Which are The Best Galapagos Island Cruises?

Popular cruise itineraries for the Galapagos Islands
There are a variety of different cruise itineraries to choose from when visiting the Galapagos Islands. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

Island hopping tour: This is the most popular type of cruise itinerary in the Galapagos, and visits several different islands over the course of 7-10 days. It is perfect for those who want to see as much of the archipelago as possible.

Southern Islands tour: This itinerary visits the southern islands of the Galapagos, including San Cristobal, Santa Fe, Floreana, and Isabela. It is great for those who want to see the iconic wildlife of the Galapagos, such as penguins, sea lions, and giant tortoises.

Central Islands tour: This itinerary focuses on the central islands of the Galapagos, including Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and Daphne Major. It is perfect for those who want to see both the iconic wildlife and the beautiful landscapes of the archipelago.

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Why should you go on a Galapagos Island Cruises?

There are many reasons to go on a Galapagos Islands cruise. Perhaps the most compelling reason is the chance to see some of the most unique wildlife in the world. The Galapagos Islands are homes to animals like giant tortoises, sea lions, and penguins that you won’t find anywhere else.

Another great reason to go on a cruise is the opportunity to explore the different islands of the archipelago. Each island has its own unique landscape and culture, and you can see them all on an extended cruise trip.

A final reason to consider a cruise to the Galapagos is the price. Cruises are more affordable than flying to the islands and booking individual tours. So if you want to see as much of the Galapagos as possible, a best luxury Galapagos cruise is the way to go.

 

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Flights

Flights between Quito, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands on all Packages 10 Nights or greater.

Unlimited Wi-Fi

Always stay connected, no matter where you are, with complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi.

Shore Excursions

Twice-daily Galapagos National Park certified Naturalist guided excursions, including equipment.

Drinks

Enjoy your favorite beverages throughout your voyage with unlimited drinks on board.

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All Gratuities, Park Fees and Daily Briefings are on us.

Meals

All meals onboard with menus crafted by our Michelin-star chef.

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How to choose the right Galapagos Island Cruise for you?

When choosing a cruise to the Galapagos Islands, it’s important to consider your budget, interests, and travel style. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

-The cost of a cruise to the Galapagos Islands varies depending on the length of the trip, the time of year, and the type of cruise.

-Most cruise itineraries visit several different islands, so it’s important to consider what you want to see before choosing an itinerary.

-Cruises are more affordable than flying to the islands and booking individual tours.

So if you want to see as much of the Galapagos as possible, a cruise is the way to go.

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7 Night Galapagos Cruise

Enjoy a 7-day luxury cruise to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

During Your Cruise

  • 7 Night Galapagos cruise on one of our luxury vessels
  • Some of the world’s most up-close and stunning wildlife encounters
  • Gourmet dining onboard featuring locally sourced cuisine and Michelin Star chef menus
  • All drinks onboard including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, coffee, and teas
    Unlimited Wifi
  • All Gratuities, Park Fees and Daily Briefings are on us
  • Galapagos Meet & Greet service by Naturalist
  • Twice-daily guided excursions
  • Daily Galapagos National Park certified Naturalist briefings and expert discussions
  • Entrance to Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Tourist Card
  • Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, mini-wet suits, binoculars, and walking sticks
  • Complimentary room service upon request
  • Premium bedding & stateroom amenities
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10/11 Night Galapagos & Quito Package

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During Your Cruise

  • 7 Night Galapagos cruise on one of our luxury vessels
  • All services and amenities applicable to a 7 Night Galapagos Cruise
    Before and After Your Cruise
  • 2-night pre-cruise luxury accommodations at JW Marriot Quito
  • Full-day guided tour of historical Quito, including a visit to the Equator Line at the Intiman Solar Museum
  • Round-trip flights between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
  • 1 or 2-Night post-cruise luxury accommodations at JW Marriot Quito or EB Hotel (depending on guest flight schedules and/or package length)
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16 Night Galapagos & Machu Picchu Package

Galapagos Tour Package

During Your Cruise

  • 7 Night Galapagos cruise on one of our luxury vessels
  • All services and amenities applicable to a 7 Night Galapagos Cruise

Before Your Cruise

  • 2-night pre-cruise luxury accommodations at JW Marriot Quito
  • Full-day guided tour of historical Quito, including a visit to the Equator Line at the Intiman Solar Museum
  • Round-trip flights between Quito, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands

After Your Cruise

  • 2 Nights at the Westin Lima upon arrival and 1 or 2 nights at Weston Lima for departure based on return flight schedule
  • 2 Nights in The Sacred Valley at Tambo del Inca Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Cuzco, the center of the former Inca Empire at either Hotel Belmond Monasterio or Hotel Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
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FROM THE INCA EMPIRE TO THE PERUVIAN AMAZON WITH GALÁPAGOS CRUISE

CRUISE: 18 Day River Cruise Lima to Quito

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Experience the archaeological treasures and scenic beauty of Peru with the fascinating untamed rainforest of the Amazon and the stunning marine life and tropical waters of the Galápagos Islands. This amazing river cruise vacation offers a little something for everyone!

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman.

Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world! Next, you’ll embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions where biodiversity is at its greatest—the mighty Amazon. Board one of the world’s most luxurious small ships, the Delfin III, and enjoy fine wine, famous Peruvian cuisine, and all-inclusive comfort while venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife.

Take naturalist-guided panga rides through the river tributaries, swim with pink dolphins, and visit native communities—all while returning to your plush five-star yacht.

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REDISCOVER THE GALÁPAGOS & PERU WITH THE AMAZON

CRUISE: 20 Day Galapagos Island Cruise Lima to Quito

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Fantastic treasures await you on this river cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs.

Also, visit the fascinating Inca constructions of ancient Puca Pucara, which translates to “Red Fortress,” the magnificent Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and mystical Machu Picchu. Then, fly to San Cristobal Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos.

In the company of a local Naturalist, you’ll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos Islands, such as giant tortoises, Galápagos fur sea lions, and marine iguanas—just to name a few. Also, enjoy an amazing opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters and see the colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps a penguin or shark!

Next, fly to Coca, where you’ll travel by canoe to your lodge in the Amazon Jungle. Spend three nights here and enjoy a rainforest canopy walk, guided night tour to see the wildlife that comes out at night, cruises through the flooded forest, and spend time with the natives on a visit to a local village and school. Ancient ruins, spectacular scenery, an amazing variety of animals in their natural environment, and historic buildings—this cruise vacation has it all!

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PERUVIAN AMAZON WITH THE NAZCA LINES & GALÁPAGOS CRUISE

CRUISE: 20 Day River Cruise Lima to Quito

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Experience the fascinating Nazca Lines, archaeological treasures, and gastronomic delights of Peru, with the untamed rainforest of the Amazon, on this thrilling river cruise adventure that offers a little something for everyone!

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion. Fly to Cusco and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for guided tours of the ceremonial site of Kenko, where ancient rituals were performed, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman.

Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting astonishing Machu Picchu, built around 1450, and sitting majestically above the Sacred Valley. Stand in awe as you witness one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the entire world!

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ECUADOR & ITS GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

CRUISE: 8 Day Cruise Quito to Quito

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This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World.” You’ll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory.

Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among the various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos.

Have your camera ready as your Naturalist points out colonies of sea lions, pelicans, albatross, several species of Darwin’s finches, marine iguanas, flamingos, masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, storm petrels, short-eared owls, and other birds. Each day venture to a new island that is home to species found nowhere else in the world! During your cruise, you’ll also have a chance to snorkel in the tropical waters and perhaps get a look at sea turtles, sharks, and rays. A remarkable cruise adventure!

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ECUADOR & GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS WITH THE AMAZON

CRUISE: 12 Day Cruise Quito to Quito

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This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World.

” You’ll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises.

Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among the various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos.

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DISCOVER THE GALÁPAGOS islands & PERU

CRUISE: 15 Day Cruise Lima to Quito

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Fantastic treasures await you on this cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs.

Also, visit the fascinating Inca constructions of ancient Puca Pucara, which translates to “Red Fortress,” the magnificent Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and mystical Machu Picchu. Then, fly to San Cristobal Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise onboard the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos.

In the company of a local Naturalist, you’ll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos Islands, such as giant tortoises, Galápagos fur sea lions, and marine iguanas—just to name a few. Also, enjoy an amazing opportunity to snorkel in the turquoise waters and see the colorful fish, sea lions, and perhaps a penguin or shark!

For travelers who want to see ancient ruins, learn about new cultures, and be awed at the amazing natural world, this cruising adventure is not to be missed!

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Cruising in the Galapagos Islands

If you’re thinking of cruising in the Galapagos Islands, you probably have a lot of questions. What’s the weather like?

What should I pack? How do I get there? This article will answer some of the most common questions about cruising in the Galapagos. Keep reading to learn more!

Which islands will I visit on a cruise?

Itineraries vary, but most cruises to the Galapagos Islands visit several different islands.

What is the Best time of year to go on a cruise to the Galapagos?

The best time of year to go on a cruise to the Galapagos is during the dry season, which runs from December to May. The weather is cooler and more pleasant during this time of year, and you’ll have less chance of encountering rain. However, keep in mind that many of the animals in the Galapagos are more active during the wet season, so you may have a better chance of spotting them if you go during that time.

What is the difference between a standard cruise and an expedition cruise?

A standard cruise to the Galapagos Islands typically visits several different islands and features amenities like air conditioning, a pool, and a spa. An expedition cruise is geared towards more adventurous travelers and visits fewer islands, often in more remote areas. Expedition cruises typically do not have the same amenities as standard cruises and can be a bit more challenging due to their rugged nature.

What is the cost of a cruise to the Galapagos Islands?

The cost of a cruise to the Galapagos Islands varies depending on the length of the trip, the time of year, and the type of cruise.

-Most cruise itineraries visit several different islands, so it’s important to consider what you want to see before choosing an itinerary.

-Cruises are more affordable than flying to the islands and booking individual tours.

So if you want to see as much of the Galapagos as possible, a cruise is the way to go.

What is included in the price of a cruise?

The price of a cruise to the Galapagos Islands typically includes all meals, onboard activities, and transportation between the airport and the ship. It’s important to note that airfare to and from the Galapagos is not typically included in the price of a cruise.

What is the length of a typical cruise to the Galapagos Islands?

A typical cruise to the Galapagos Islands is 7 days long, but there are also 10- and 14-day cruises available.

What is the length of a typical cruise to the Galapagos Islands?

A typical cruise to the Galapagos Islands is 7 days long, but there are also 10- and 14-day cruises available.

How much does a cruise to the Galapagos Islands cost?

The cost of a cruise to the Galapagos Islands varies depending on the length of the trip, the time of year, and the type of cruise.

-Most cruise itineraries visit several different islands, so it’s important to consider what you want to see before choosing an itinerary.

-Cruises are more affordable than flying to the islands and booking individual tours.

So if you want to see as much of the Galapagos as possible, a cruise is the way to go.

Can I book individual tours once I am in the Galapagos?

It is possible to book individual tours once you are in the Galapagos, but keep in mind that they can be quite expensive. The best way to see the islands is on a cruise, which allows you to visit several different islands and offers great value for your money.

What islands are visited on a typical cruise to the Galapagos?

A typical cruise to the Galapagos Islands visits several different islands, including:

-San Cristobal

-Santa Cruz

-Isabela

-Fernandina

-Baltra

-Genovesa

-North Seymour

-South Plaza

What amenities are included on a typical cruise to the Galapagos?

The price of a typical cruise to the Galapagos Islands includes all meals, onboard activities, and transportation between the airport and the ship.

How do I choose the right cruise for me?

When choosing a cruise to the Galapagos Islands, it’s important to consider what you want to see and how active you want your trip to be. If you want to see as many different islands as possible, then a standard cruise is the right choice for you. If you’re looking for a more challenging and adventurous trip, an expedition cruise may be a better option. Keep in mind that expedition cruises usually do not have the same amenities as standard cruises.

What should I bring on my cruise to the Galapagos?

Pack sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat for protection against the sun and bugs. It’s also a good idea to bring along a water bottle, as it can be expensive to buy bottled water in the Galapagos. binoculars, and a camera to capture the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos.

Is there anything I should avoid bringing on my cruise?

Avoid bringing any items that are prohibited on boats, such as firearms and illegal drugs.

What is the difference between a standard cruise and an expedition cruise?

A standard cruise to the Galapagos Islands typically includes all meals, onboard activities, and transportation between the airport and the ship. An expedition cruise is more challenging and adventurous than a standard cruise and typically does not have the same amenities.

What should I consider before booking a cruise to the Galapagos?

When booking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands, it’s important to consider what you want to see and how active you want your trip to be. If you want to see as many different islands as possible, then a standard cruise is the right choice for you. If you’re looking for a more challenging and adventurous trip, an expedition cruise may be a better option. Keep in mind that expedition cruises usually do not have the same amenities as standard cruises.

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