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You deserve a break, so treat yourself to the best on a luxury South American tour or cruise. Although these tours tend to be a bit more expensive than most other South America adventures, they also guarantee a level of comfort and service that is unmatched. You can count on the best multilingual guides, five-star accommodations, a friendly staff or crew, & gourmet international & local cuisine. You can cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard luxury catamarans or stay in some of the most unique, attentive, & lavish boutique hotels, estancias, and lodges of Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, ArgentinaPeru, & Uruguay. Or choose a trip to frigid Patagonia or the steaming Amazon that will quench your thirst for luxury-class adventure.
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Sea lions just lion around...
$12,600
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Encounter giant tortoises
  • Hike over islands covered in cacti
  • Admire the distinctive biodiversity
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
Board the Origin for a unforgettable 15-day cruise through the Galapagos. Encounter the islands distinctive biodiversity including giant tortoises and abundant marine life. Kayak, stand up paddle board and snorkel over coral reefs, taking in the unique landscapes and beauty of the islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, Genovesa, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, South Plaza Island, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill
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A close up look of the Sally Lightfoot Crab.
$13,920
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Epic Galapagos Photo Expedition

17 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • Land on every major island
  • Explore the archipelago & undersea
  • Go on daily photo assignments
  • Shoot with six top photographers
This 17-day photo expedition aboard National Geographic Endeavour II offers photographers unprecedented opportunities to shoot all of the major islands of the archipelago alongside a team of six top National Geographic photographers and photo specialists. Explore the islands and undersea in great depth and get some of the best photos of your life.
Activities: Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltra, Bartolome, Espanola, Fernandina, Floreana, Genovesa, Guayaquil, Isabela, North Seymour, Rabida, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago
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The land iguana has adapted to the dry conditions in the Galapagos
$12,480
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Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience dawn at Machu Picchu
  • Discover Cusco & the Sacred Valley
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
After your relaxing yacht-style adventure in Galápagos amid wildlife and natural wonders, head to Peru to experience the marvels of Machu Picchu, and trace the Inca lineage from Cusco and the Sacred Valley of ancient times to now in the sophisticated vitality of Lima.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltra, Bartolome, Cusco, Fernandina, Floreana, Guayaquil, Hotel Monasterio, Isabela, Lima, Machu Picchu, Miraflores Park Hotel, Ollantaytambo, Santa Cruz, Santiago
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A Marine Iguana peeks over a rock.
$13,180
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Epic Galapagos Photo Expedition

17 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour
  • Explore the archipelago & undersea
  • Land on every major island
  • Shoot with six top photographers
  • Go on daily photo assignments
  • Join a special photo edited seminar
This 17-day photo expedition aboard National Geographic Endeavour offers photographers unprecedented opportunities to shoot all of the major islands of the archipelago alongside a team of six top National Geographic photographers and photo specialists. Explore the islands and undersea in great depth and get some of the best photos of your life.
Activities: Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
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Beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru
$12,080
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Galapagos Explorer + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
  • See daybreak over Machu Picchu
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Link your 9-day ship-based Galápagos adventure to a land-based exploration of the archaeological wonders of Machu Picchu and the cultural wonders of Inca Peru, historic and modern. Make the most of your travel time as your expedition team makes the transition effortless for you.
Activities: Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltra, Bartolome, Cusco, Fernandina, Floreana, Guayaquil, Isabela, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz, Santiago
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A colorful marine iguana
$12,200
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • View Kicker Rock
  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Walk up the beach of Darwin Bay
Indulge in the beauty of the Galapagos as you wander across island trails, explore lagoons, and swim and snorkel in crystalline waters. This 15-day tour allows you to enjoy close encounters with the creatures that call these islands home.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Darwin Bay, Espinosa Point, Espumilla Beach, Gardner Bay, Highlands, Isla Lobos, James Bay, Leon Dormido, Mirador de la Baronesa, Mosquera, North Seymour, Pinnacle Rock, Post Office Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Cormorant, Punta Suarez, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Vicente Roca Point, Whale Bay
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(Santiago)
$13,110
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant
  • Venture up 375 wooden stairs
  • Visit a sea lion colony
  • Experience the \\\"blowhole\\\"
  • Snorkel with marine wildlife
Swim, snorkel, kayak and hike your way through the 15-day Islands Circumnavigation Tour. Visit Post Office Bay, Kicker Rock and Pitt Point aboard the Cormorant.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Buccaneer Cove, Charles Darwin Center, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, Genovesa, Las Tintoreras, Leon Dormido, Mangle Point, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant, Punta Moreno, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, Sierra Negra Volcano, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay, Witch Hill
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$6,960
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Classic Galápagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • View endemic wildlife
  • Discover scenic coastlines
  • See varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
Spend 10 days exploring the legendary Galápagos Islands aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, the Endeavour II. Actively experience the wildlife and wonders of the islands through kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and hiking.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baltra, Bartolome, Espanola, Fernandina, Floreana, Guayaquil, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Santiago
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Sea lion looking off a rock
$6,300
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Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Snorkel or swim with sea lions
  • Admire distinctive biodiversity
  • See giant tortoises
  • Hike prickly pear forests
Travel the Galapagos Islands on an 8-day Southern Islands tour. Kayak, stand up paddle board, and snorkel over coral reefs, taking in the unique landscapes and beauty of the islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Gardner Bay, Highlands, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Airport, South Plaza Island, Witch Hill
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Isabela rock with birds
$6,300
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
This unique 8-day Western Islands cruise on the M/V Origin explores the islands of Genovesa, Fernandina, Santiago and more! Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigatebirds, and iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the island's playful sea lions.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$6,990
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Southern Islands Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Hike to a white-sand beach
  • Explore recent lava flows
  • Snorkel with Galapagos penguins
  • Swim off a black sand beach
Travel to the Southern Islands of the Galapagos to experience lava flows, beautiful beaches and unique wildlife aboard the Islander. Explore places like Isabela, Floreana and Santa Cruz on this 10-day tour.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Bartolome, Espanola, Fernandina, Floreana, Guayaquil, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Santiago
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$6,300
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Spend 8 days cruising the Southern Islands of the Galapagos and visiting a variety of islands such as San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz. Explore the unique and endemic flora and fauna of each island and enjoy family adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Bartolome, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Gardner Bay, Highlands, La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Airport, South Plaza Island, Witch Hill
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South plaza
$7,300
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Family Cruise to the Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Zodiac ride at Black Turtle Cove
  • Explore Fernandina Island
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Embark on this unique 8-day tour to the Western Islands of the Galapagos, including visits to San Cristobal, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Isabela, and Santiago. Enjoy family-focused activities and experience stunning encounters with the archipelago´s abundant wildlife.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Beach on Isabela island
$10,650
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Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Hike up Prince Phillip's Steps
  • Journey to Chinese Hat
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove
  • View new and old tortoises
Enjoy the Islands Circumnavigation tour aboard the Evolution. This 15-day voyage offers island trails, lagoons, white sand beaches and volcanic vistas. Snorkel and swim in crystalline waters and view abundant wildlife on this Galapagos adventure.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Charles Darwin Center, Chinese Hat, Darwin Bay, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Gardner Bay, James Bay, Leon Dormido, Mosquera, North Seymour, Ochoa Beach, Pinnacle Rock, Post Office Bay, Prince Philip's Steps, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island, Urbina Bay, Vicente Roca Point
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A Giant Tortoise munches on some local foliage.
$6,590
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Classic Galapagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour
  • Discover scenic coastlines
  • See varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
  • Encounter endemic wildlife
Join this 10-day expedition focused on exploring the legendary Galápagos Islands aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the island’s wildlife and wonders.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Bartolome, Espanola, Fernandina, Floreana, Guayaquil, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Santiago
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Sail the Galapagos on the Origin ship!
$7,670
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Explore the red beaches of Rabida
  • Experience giant tortoises
  • Visit lava tunnels
  • Take a panga ride in the mangroves
Witness sea turtles and giant tortoises in their natural habitat in the Eastern Islands aboard the M/Y Passion. Climb the wooden steps of Bartolome and pick up a souvenir in Puerto Ayora during this 8-day cruise.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Genovesa, Punta Suarez, Rabida, South Plaza Island, Sullivan Bay
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A boating tour getting ready to leave the shore.
$7,670
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Take a panga ride to Devil's Crown
  • Hike to a lagoon
  • View a nesting site for turtles
  • Look for whales and dolphins
Walk on pahoehoe lava, take a panga ride around Elizabeth Bay and be on the lookout for iguanas in the Western Islands. This 8-day trip on the M/Y Passion is full of wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Elizabeth Bay, Espumilla Beach, North Seymour, Post Office Bay, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant, Punta Espinosa, Punta Moreno, Punta Vicente Roca (Galapagos), Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Kayaking from the beach
$7,695
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Eastern Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Star Journey
  • Snorkel, swim and kayak
  • Observe hybrid iguanas
  • Explore white sand beaches
  • Traverse across volcanic cones
Take a tour of the Eastern Islands of the Galapagos on the Sea Star Journey. Enjoy wildlife, volcanic wonders and beautiful landscapes on this 10-day tour. Spend time snorkeling, kayaking, trekking and spotting wildlife throughout the Eastern Islands.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Baltra, Bartolome, Black Turtle Cove, Chinese Hat, Dragon Hill, Espanola, Floreana, Genovesa, Highlands, Mosquera, North Seymour, Rabida, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza Island
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