What To Expect:
Galapagos Islands Travel Tour Highlights
This program is designed for nature lovers who are interested in a comprehensive Galapagos experience – and an 8-day cruise around the Galapagos does indeed present countless opportunities to learn about and enjoy the islands’ unique flora and fauna. Start the journey in Quito, Ecuador’s charming capital city, and enjoy a day of private touring that includes visits to many of the historic churches, plazas, and neighborhoods, and if you would like, a scenic ride on the teleferico. From Quito, fly via Guayaquil to Baltra to board a luxury Galapagos cruise ship. For eight days, you will navigate through these extraordinary islands in style, enjoying many opportunities to go on shore to observe the blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, sea lions, giant tortoises, and other creatures that famously inhabit the islands. Until sailors arrived a few centuries ago, no human had set foot in the Galapagos; as a result, the animals evolved in complete isolation without fear of mankind, and thus offer fantastically intimate wildlife experiences. This cruise will stop at the islands of San Cristóbal, Española, Punta Suarez, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Daphne. After this once-in-a-lifetime adventure concludes, fly to Guayaquil for an overnight stay in this tropical, coastal city.