Galápagos Islands & National Parks of South America

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Departure date
April 10, 2023
17 days

An incredible Galápagos Islands, wildlife and nature experience

Iguanas, tortoises, and finches 

The Galápagos Islands are a nature lovers dream. Explore the beautiful islands and discover endemic wildlife like giant tortoises, marine iguanas and Darwin's famous finches. 

South American adventure

We begin our expedition cruise with a tour around mystical Lima, capital of Peru, before heading to the ancient temple ruins of Chan Chan. This tour is an adventure of a lifetime, taking in ancient mangrove swamps in Golfito, magnificent coral reefs in Cebaco and the lagoons of Manuel Antonio National Park.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Square with some trees and people, surrounded by white buildings in Quito City, Ecuador.

Day 1

Vibrant Quito

Sun statue at museum in Quito, Ecuador.

Day 2

Discover Quito

Woman walking behind a giant tortoise on Galapagos.

Day 3

Santa Cruz Island

Yellow and orange land iguane on Galapagos.

Day 4-5

Galápagos island hopping

The Twins sinkhole in Galápagos, surrounded by forest

Day 6

From Baltra to Lima

Fountain on a square with palm trees, large beautiful buildings in the background.

Day 7

Historic Lima

Day 8

Trujillo and Chan Chan

Man in shirt, onboard photographer, standing with a camera in the expedition lounge.

Day 9

A leisurely day at sea

Hummingbird sitting in a tree.

Day 10

Bountiful Puerto Bolivar

Day 11

Machalilla National Park

An aerial view of Montecristi, near Manta

Day 12

Manta and Montecristi

Microscopes in the Science Center onboard the ship.

Day 13

Crossing the Equator

Man snorkeling among corals and fish.

Day 14

Island idyll of Cebaco

Two red parrots sitting in a tree in Golfito, Costa Rica.

Day 15

Wildlife of Golfito

White beach and turquoise water in Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica.

Day 16

Quepos and Manuel Antonio

Peninsula going into the Ocean, with a long pier in Puntarenas.

Day 17

Arrival in Puntarenas

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Young Explorers Programme

Welcome all young explorers

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Galápagos Islands & National Parks of South America