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If there were a dozen or so dinosaurs left on earth, you would probably find them all somewhere in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. Visiting these islands is not just a history course on the environment; it is Mother Nature’s graduate school in the process of evolution. The Galapagos Islands archipelago forms the most environmentally diverse and complex world on the planet, in which conditions have remained the same for thousands of years.

Sitting on the equator, approximately 600 miles from the Ecuadorian coast, the archipelago is comprised of 13 large volcanic islands, six smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets. Five of the islands are inhabited, and two, Fernandina and Isabela are still active volcanos where the ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflect the processes that formed the islands. Since the islands were never attached to the mainland, the flora and fauna evolved dramatically on their own. Species of plants and animals typical of the islands have had no predators during that time, and therefore, the animals show no fear in the presence of humans. This is what makes the Galapagos so fascinating to tourist, where visitors can have an up close and personal experience with nature.

Your tour may start at the southern and eastern islands where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling at Espanola’s Gardner Bay and Floreana’s Devil’s Crown, a remnant of a dormant volcano. A snorkeling adventure in the turquoise lagoon on Santa Fe may reward you with encounters with playful sea lion pups. A walk on Santa Fe reveals Galapagos hawks, swallow-tailed gulls and red billed tropicbirds. While on Santa Fe, you have to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highland reserve at Cerro Mesa. Put on your hiking shoes and walk with the land iguanas of South Plaza, or search for the giant 500 pound Tortoises that live in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

You can experience an incredible natural history tour through the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the Western Islands, where you can explore pristine Fernandina Island, a huge shield volcano with a shoreline full of flightless cormorants, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks and bright red-orange Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Sailing across Bolivar Channel, you will have the opportunity to view spouting whales. Arriving on Santiago’s golden Espumilla Beach, you can witness a green sea turtle nesting site, or watch sea iguanas roam the shore line. On Isabela Island, you can hike to a flamingo lagoon, or set out on a zodiac ride around Elizabeth Bay, where sea turtles swim by.

An active journey to this incredibly fascinating “world unto itself,” as Darwin called it, will be remembered for a lifetime.

Galapagos Cruises Deals

Silversea Cruises - Holiday EventDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Holiday Event

Book by December 20th, 2018. Don't let these sail away! With our Holiday Sales Event you can now get great value on a selection of worldwide voyages departing in the next few months. You will benefit from one-category suite upgrade, extra 5% off per person, AND onboard credit of $1,000 per suite, which you can use for shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants, and more.

*If the one-category upgrade is not available, guests receive instead $500 onboard credit per suite for a total of $1,500 onboard credit per suite.

Silversea Cruises - 10% Savings Early Booking BonusDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - 10% Savings Early Booking Bonus

Book and pay in full by January 3rd, 2019 and save 10% on select voyages* Whether you dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, take time now to plan ahead and save 10% on selected 2018 and 2019 cruises*. With voyages sailing to over 900 immersive destinations on all seven continents, the choices are remarkable and the savings are, too. Especially with everything else our fares include, from ocean-view suites, wines and spirits throughout the ship to free WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more. *Excluding Full World Cruises.

Ritz-Carlton Combined Voyage IncentiveDeal Details

Ritz-Carlton Combined Voyage Incentive

Most of our itineraries allow guests the opportunity to combine voyages back-to-back without repeating the same ports, offering the perfect option to extend your time on board. Plus, enjoy a 5% cruise fare incentive when combining two or more consecutive voyages.

Silversea Cruises - Galapagos All-InclusiveDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Galapagos All-Inclusive

A new level of comfort, convenience and value where every facet of your travel is included and every detail handled by our staff. Experience paradise as old as time itself and immerse yourself in exhilarating explorations from the moment you step aboard, from complimentary Zodiac tours, snorkeling and kayaking to nature hikes led by our naturalist experts and certified guides. Even in these exotic isles, the hallmarks of Silversea remain, from the pampering attentions of your butler to gourmet cuisine and complimentary wines and spirits throughout the ship.

All-inclusive fares now include roundtrip economy flights between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, transfers, pre and post-cruise hotel stays (two-night pre-cruise hotel stay at the Quito JW Marriott, post-cruise hotel day room at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil*), evening tour of Quito’s historic city highlights, immigration processing and park entrance fees.

*For guests with flights after 10pm

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