As you fly from Quito to the Galapagos Islands, located in the equatorial water of the Pacific Ocean, you will suddenly find yourself in a very different world.. As you board your vessel, M.Y Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.. Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your next unique sight.. You’ll encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.
Embark on an immersive journey through the Galapagos Islands and experience the best of the western and central regions. Visiting isles such as Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, Plaza Sur, Espanola and Santiago, you’re bound to encounter wild giant tortoises, stunning beaches, soaring seabirds, land iguanas, pink flamingos and volcanic landscapes – not to mention those must-see icons of the Galapagos, Kicker Rock and Pinnacle Rock. In 13 days there is a lot to cover, but a well-paced itinerary, bookended no less by one of South America’s most beautiful cities, ensures plenty of time to absorb the spoils of this unique, wildlife-rich archipelago.