Galápagos Islands & National Parks of South America

Price from $11,653

Departure date
April 10, 2023
17 days

An incredible Galápagos Islands, wildlife and nature experience

  • 17-day expedition cruise, first visiting the biologically diverse, Galápagos Islands, before traveling from Ecuador along South America's beautiful coastline.

  • Visit two National Parks and a Nature Reserve, spotting spectacular wildlife from rare animals to colorful flora and bird life.

  • Explore the UNESCO-listed centres of ancient Quito and Lima, buy a genuine Panama hat in Montecristi, and discover sparkling waterfalls in Golfito.

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 trees and people, surrounded by white buildings in Quito City, Ecuador

Day 1

Vibrant Quito

Day 2

Discover Ecuador's capital

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 and 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

Day 14

Island idyll of Cebaco

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

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 Program

Welcome all young explorers

South America

Galápagos Islands & National Parks of South America