Galápagos Wildlife Adventure

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Cruise for seven nights aboard a small expedition ship to the Galápagos, where you stroll pristine beaches among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies, and snorkel and kayak with sea lions and fish.


Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Cruise for seven nights aboard 'Xperience' - an expedition vessel that blends stability, comfort and flexibility - in the Galápagos Islands
    • Experience some of the most intimate and up-close wildlife encounters in the world, both on land and in the water
    • Discover the Galápagos Islands on twice-daily shore excursions that include nature walks limited to 12 guests for more interaction with your naturalist guide
    • Choose from kayaking or snorkeling, depending on the location, or simply relax on deck or on shore
    • Observe giant tortoises up close, in their natural habitats
    • Enjoy a wide range of onboard activities, including stargazing and dolphin watching

What's this trip about?

    Cruise for seven nights aboard a small expedition ship to the Galápagos, where you stroll pristine beaches among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies, and snorkel and kayak with sea lions and fish.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 18 people
Age range10 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityGuayaquil
End CityGuayaquil

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • South America
  • Ecuador


  • Galapagos
  • Guayaquil
  • Santa Cruz Island


  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Meals
    • Accommodation

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Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador

Accommodation: Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil

Arrive in Guayaquil to begin your Galápagos adventure. Transfer to your hotel where you have the remainder of the day to settle in and relax

Day 2: Guayaquil/The Galápagos | On Board ‘Xperience’

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Xperience

After a private welcome breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galápagos. Upon arrival, you are met by your naturalist guide and escorted to ‘Xperience,’ your home for a seven-night cruise. Nimble enough to access the Galápagos Islands, yet large an...

Days 3-8: The Galápagos | Spectacularly Diverse Wildlife

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Xperience

Lying 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are a haven for some of the world’s most varied wildlife. It was this diversity that first led naturalist Charles Darwin to propose that species evolved in response to their environment. Darwin’s work als...

Day 9: Guayaquil | Disembark and Enjoy a Farewell Dinner

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil  

Disembark today and fly back to Guayaquil. Relax at your hotel before gathering for a farewell dinner at your hotel’s restaurant. Share the highlights of your inspiring Galápagos experience with your fellow guests.

Day 10: Depart Guayaquil

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight or set out for Lima, Peru, to begin the delightful Machu Picchu Post-Tour Extension.


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Dates & Availability

Price From $8,245
Price per day$825
Single supplement (single occupancy)$6,995
Last Updated: 10/18/2023

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Ship & cabin information
At the heart of your Galápagos experience is a vessel built for adventure, ‘Xperience.’ Cruise the islands and discover the wonders of this incredible region, returning each afternoon for leisurely lunches and each night to your comfortable, spacious cabin.   Ship Details at a Glance Four Elite Ocean View Staterooms with picture windows on the Boat Deck Eight Premium Ocean View Staterooms with picture windows on the Boat Deck 12 Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with portholes on the Main Deck Premium bedding and a pillow menu Menus designed by a Michelin-starred chef and complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits
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Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price
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We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
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Meals Included

9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 8 Dinners

Age Requirements
10 years and up
Additional Information
Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a pre-tour extension to Quito & Otavalo (4 days, priced from $1,395) and a post-tour extension to Machu Picchu (5 days, from $3,695) Pre-Tour Extension: Quito & Otavalo, Days: 4 | From: $1,395 Internal air is included Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details. Day 1 Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Grande Arrive in Quito, Ecuador. Days 2-3 Meals: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 2 Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 3 Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Grande Tour Colonial Quito and La Ronda Street. Enjoy tastings of chocolate and ice cream. Spend the afternoon at leisure before a welcome dinner. The next day, explore the Cochasqui pre-Inca ruins. See the Quitsato Sun Dial on the equator en route to Otavalo, where you visit the Peguche waterfalls. Day 4 Fly via Guayaquil to Baltra to board ‘Eclipse,’ joining your main journey on Day 2.     Post-Tour Extension: Machu Picchu, Days: 5 | From: $3,695 Internal air priced from $925 (Guayaquil/Lima/Cusco/Lima) Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details. Days 1-2 Meals: Breakfast on Day 2 Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio Arrive in Lima, Peru, connect to Cusco. Relax and acclimatize at your hotel. The next day, explore Cusco and tour Sacsayhuaman. Day 3 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Travel to Machu Picchu by train to roam its intriguing ruins. Day 4 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Hike to Inti Punku or Huayna Picchu. Return to Cusco for your farewell dinner. Day 5 Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park (dayroom) Fly to Lima. Tour the city’s highlights. Depart.  Family Departure | This itinerary is also available as a family adventure, with child pricing and child-friendly programming and activities. Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional. NOTE: 'Xperience' is an adventure vessel and while it is ideal for small-group exploration in the Galápagos, it is not a luxury ship. Shore excursions are shared with other passengers. All small-group journeys are guaranteed to operate with just two guests, and if the price goes down after you book, we'll refund the difference
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