Signature Galapagos Express
Short on time? Explore Quito and the Galapagos Islands over 8 magical days...think turtles, sea lions, albatrosses, iguanas and blue footed boobies!
Embark in an 8-day tour of Quito and the Galapagos Islands. The cruise includes three nights at the five-star boutique Illa Experience hotel in Quito, as well as the creature comforts of the MC Seaman Journey, a beautiful catamaran that can carry sixteen passengers.
Spend a few days touring Quito from the hotel, which is conveniently located in the city's old town. Then fly out to the Galapagos Islands to begin your Galapagos small ship cruise adventure. You may watch Galapagos tortoises in their natural habitat, snorkel the white coral beach of Cerro Brulo, observe sea lions on Espanola Island, and spot blue-footed boobies and albatrosses at Suarez Point. You are sure to be fascinated by all the quirky and colourful species that call these islands home!
Want to explore further? This itinerary combines perfectly with our Signature Peru tour (including the iconic Machu Picchu), a stay in a stunning boutique lodge in Ecuador’s cloud forest, or a cruise on the Amazon!
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Observe the astonishing and unique species that call Galapagos home. Swim together and take photos of giant Galapagos tortoises, marine iguanas and more!
Your home in the Galapagos will be onboard the Seaman Journey, a first-class catamaran with a maximum occupancy of 16 passengers. This small and luxurious catamaran will give you access to remote and hard to access areas.
See the highlights of Quito and the Galapagos in 8 days....of course if you have more time we can add a longer Galapagos cruise so you have time to explore more islands and relax!