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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 - up to 20% Savings Early Booking BonusDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - up to 20% Savings Early Booking Bonus

Book and pay in full by November 30th, 2021 and save up to 20% 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 up to 20% on selected 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.

Atlas Ocean Voyages - 5% Military SavingsDeal Details

Atlas Ocean Voyages - 5% Military Savings

In appreciation of your service, Atlas offers 5% savings to ALL military service members, active, reserved or retired on all sailings and accommodations.

Silversea Cruises - Venetian Society SailingsDeal Details

Silversea Cruises - Venetian Society Sailings

When you complete your first Silversea voyage, you become part of an exclusive circle of friends — the Venetian Society. Membership in Silversea's cruise loyalty programme is an open door to a world of exclusivity, an extraordinary fellowship of international travellers who enjoy the Silversea lifestyle while exploring the world in luxurious fashion and receiving members-only benefits and cruise rewards. This could include 5% off on every cruise, additional savings on select sailings, onboard recognition, invitations to private events and ship visitation privileges.

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.

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