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Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland on Santa Cruz II

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Galapagos: Wildlife Wonderland

Mysteries of the "enchanted islands" that time forgot, a virtual wildlife wonderland... but how did the birds, reptiles and small mammals, found nowhere else on Earth, first make their way here... what is the real story behind the disappearance of the Galápagos Tortoise... how did naturalist Charles Darwin miss the pink iguana – discovered 150 years after his visit but millions of years old... Get ready to sleuth!

This eight-day family adventure takes guests to the exotic Galápagos Islands, a region rich with a variety of local wildlife, flourishing flora and on-island excursions. Sailing through the four-island system by panga and by expedition ship, Santa Cruz II, as you and your family take in the beautiful views on both land and sea. Across this island society; explore the lagoons on Baltra Island that have a variety of birds within its ecosystem including pintail ducks, flamingos and stilts. Snorkel in Santiago Island in Buccaneer Cove where local sea lions may sneak up alongside you and surprise you. Hike up Bartolomé Island accompanied by incredible views at the summit. See the intricacies of the island firsthand! From the red sand of Jervis Island to the marine iguanas who forage for food in the sea, even the crabs are different here, with their bright red and yellow shells that provide quite a contrast to the black-lava rocks of these volcanic islands. Learn from Galápagos naturalists who travel with you... take walks on lave terrains... travel ashore via pangas... swim and snorkel... And much more!

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  • Family Vacations
About Santa Cruz II
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We're a company, and a family, of passionate travelers. As a family-owned travel company for almost 100 years, our values and vision remain true: always do the right thing. Deliver more than what's expected. With journeys across 7 continents, in over 100 destinations and to 70+ countries, we keep moving forward to find new ways to enhance travel experiences that will be memorable for a lifetime – and we're honored to have the trust and guest satisfaction to be named to Trave

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Jul 08, 2025 through
Jul 15, 2025
Jul 4, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$7,990.00 (USD)
Per Person
8232585
Jun 24, 2025 through
Jul 01, 2025
Jun 20, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$8,490.00 (USD)
Per Person
8232583
Jul 12, 2025 through
Jul 19, 2025
Jul 8, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$7,990.00 (USD)
Per Person
8232586
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Arrive Quito, Ecuador
2 Visit the Equator and explore Quito
3 Cruise to islands time forgot
4 Meet the locals on Santiago Island
5 Explore Rábida & Hike on Bartolomé
6 Towering sights & birds at Darwin Bay
7 Disembark on Santa Cruz & fly to Guayaquil
8 Homeward bound
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.