What’s hot about Galapagos travel

A vacation always implies a compilation of unique experiences. In the case of the Galapagos Islands, when you visit this enchanting place, there really is no way to tell what you will experience, but we are certain that holidays in the Galapagos worth the while. It really doesn’t matter how demanding you are: Galapagos travel defeats expectations. No matter how much you’ve studied for your Galapagos vacations, something will surely take you by surprise. Here is a list of things that may just happen to you the next time you book a Galapagos cruise tour vacation: what’s “hot” about Galapagos travel and why you must have a visit (or revisit, if the case may be!)

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Experience the best of Galapagos

– Witnessing the rituals of a gigantic sea turtle laying her eggs

– A hefty pelican eyeing your piña colada from the handrail (for ten minutes)

– Joining the captain at the bridge to experience the crossing of the equator

– And seeing the turquoise glow over the horizon at sunset in the largest ocean on Earth

– Or swimming with the cutest of baby sea lions

– And sunbathing on a black beach

– And then on a green beach

– And then on a red beach?

– “Next to a hunting heron, a sleeping sea lion and one hundred lazy marine iguanas”

– “And then taking your swim with the mother sea turtle”

– and maybe even with the mother of the cutest of baby sea lions as well!

And that’s really just for starters. Galapagos cruise tours vacations offer an infinite number of highlights and inspiring stories, so if these aren’t the ones you come across on your Galapagos holidays, others will surely come to you, usually much more awe-inspiring than what you could ever expect!

Updated:May 10, 2023

Published:July 28, 2015


Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands Tour 2024 Package: 12 days / Quito, Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu / From USD 9,598 per person




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This small, secret rooftop of the restored Casa Gangotena mansion peers over Plaza San Francisco in the center of Quito’s colonial Old Town, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Order a Cedrón Spritz, a refreshing mix of rum, lemon, sparkling wine, and fresh lemon verbena (cedrón) syrup and leaf, then revel in the mesmerizing, real-time montage of daily life in Ecuador’s capital as it parades past.

National Geographic Traveller

A Font of information, Klaus has spent decades in the field, leading tours in the Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Islands. He hung up his guiding boots a few years back and now creates itineraries for the tour operator, Metropolitan Touring. Adrift in the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from mainland South America, Galapagos is one of the most biodiverse locales on Earth.

Cruise Critic

Santa Cruz II is a replacement for the much-loved Santa Cruz, which plied the waters of the Galapagos for 36 years. It is not a new ship; it was built in 2002 and sailed as Mare Australis under the Australis cruise brand, operating expedition cruises around Cape Horn and to Antarctica. Metropolitan Touring bought the ship in 2015 and completely refurbished it, launching it as Santa Cruz II in October 2015.

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When this modern, minimalist, glass-walled jungle lodge opened in 2012, it changed the accommodation game in South America. Arquitect Alfredo Ribadeneira’s “protective cocoon” would impress in a modern city; in the depths of an Andean cloudforest, it is wild, audacious and beautiful. Though only 70 miles from Quito, Maspi Lodge sits in splendid isolation, perched on a cliff at the end of an unsealed road.

Terms and Conditions

Itinerario de 5 días / 4 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (4214 USD + impuestos por persona)
Itinerario de 7 días / 6 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (5672 USD + impuestos por persona)
No reembolsable. Aplica únicamente para residentes ecuatorianos en nuevas reservas directas realizadas, hasta el 30 de junio del 2022, con un ejecutivo de ventas del hotel. Válido para estadías hasta el 31 de agosto de 2022. No puede ser combinada con otros descuentos, promociones u ofertas. El descuento no aplica para otros servicios. El precio no incluye recargo de combustible de $20 por noche de crucero.

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