Galápagos Islands Adventure – in Darwin’s Footsteps

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Departure Dates
5 departures between Oct 2022 and Dec 2022
10 days

Discover the ecological wonders of the Galápagos

  • 10-day expedition cruise starting in Ecuador before joining our small ship MS Santa Cruz II to explore the UNESCO-protected Galápagos Islands.

  • Join this science-oriented journey of ecological discovery to see unique animal species, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas and rare seabirds.

  • Kayak, paddleboard or snorkel, and go on small boat landings, learning about these incredible islands and Darwin's research from your Expedition Team.

Enchanting Ecuador

Your expedition starts in Quito – a beautiful UNESCO-listed city packed with remnants from a lost Inca civilisation. We'll visit its surroundings, including an active volcano, before sailing to the Galápagos Islands.

Eco-friendly exploration

The small, stylish expedition ship MS Santa Cruz II is used exclusively to sail around these islands, taking you closer to their nature and wildlife. Your carbon neutral ship will leave the smallest footprint wherever we go, while our team puts safety and sustainability first.

What's Included


  • Two nights in Quito before the expedition cruise, including breakfast and dinner on Day 2
  • One night in Quito after the expedition cruise, including breakfast and dinner


  • Return flights in economy class between Quito and Baltra 


  • Transfers between Quito hotel and airport on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, transfers between Baltra airport and ship 

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Explore Ecuador's capital

Day 1

Climb Cotopaxi Volcano

Day 2

Your cruise begins

Day 3

San Cristobal's tortoises

Day 4

Santa Fe and South Plaza

Day 5

Explore Santa Cruz

Day 6

Dramatic Española

Day 7

Reef life on Eden Islet

Day 8

Back to Baltra Island

Day 9

Heading home

Day 10

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages