This incredible adventure for the whole family showcases the Galápagos Islands, a nature lover’s dream destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, with a six-night cruise aboard the first-class, small ship Santa Cruz II. This exploration vessel is fully equipped to make your family’s Galápagos experience remarkable, from a fleet of Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat to certified onboard naturalists and complimentary snorkeling gear. Spend one night at the Five-Star Hilton Colón Guayaquil before visiting seven distinct islands to observe the exotic birds, animals and plants that inspired Charles Darwin, including species unknown anywhere else in the world. With few natural predators on the islands, the abundant wildlife is nearly fearless and receptive to up-close human interaction. You and your family can snorkel alongside playful sea lions and almost touch spiny-backed iguanas. Learn about efforts to protect rare giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Center on Santa Cruz Island and see Española Island’s famed Punta Suarez blowhole. The Pre-Tour Option includes three nights in UNESCO World Heritage-designated Quito and the Equator. The six-night Post-Tour Option features Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lima and Cuzco.
1 Depart the U.S. or Canada/Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador
2 Guayaquil/Fly to Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands/Embark SANTA CRUZ II
3 San Cristóbal Island/Punta Pitt
4 Santa Fe Island/South Plaza Island
5 Santa Cruz Island/Charles Darwin Research Station
6 Española Island
7 Eden Islet/North Seymour Island
8 Baltra Island/Disembark ship/Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador/Depart for the U.S. or Canada
9 Arrive in the U.S. or Canada
*Cruise itinerary is subject to change.