Experience an in-depth Galapagos Tour from the comfort of premium expedition vessels and the only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz


Cruises in the Galapagos are often referred to as Expedition Vessels due to their much smaller size (max. capacity of 100 guests) when compared to traditional, massive ocean liners.

Not only that, Expedition Vessels distinguish themselves by putting a considerable focus on engaging their guests with the surrounding ecosystems of the Galapagos, all while fostering environmentally-sustainable and socially-responsible tourism. And they do this, in large part, by having at least one Naturalist Guide onboard!

Select Expedition Hotels in Galapagos also differentiate themselves by making sure their guests can connect with the unique setting that surrounds them. This is done by offering them a wide variety of exciting exploration options of the National Park in the company of a Naturalist Guide. You can experience all these highlights on our Galapagos Island Tour.


With an average of just 12-13 guests per certified Naturalist Guide — a more favorable ratio when compared to the National Park limit of 16 guests per guide.

Medical Officer

With a fully equipped infirmary. At the ready to assist guests during any part of their tour, if need be. Available 24/7, and will even join guests on certain excursions.

National Park-approved Activities

Include glass-bottom boats, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling, swimming, and dinghy coastal explorations. Offered at no additional cost.

Our Fleet

What makes a Galapagos Island Cruise one of the best options for experiencing the archipelago?

To name a few: Higher odds of seeing a greater number of iconic species, access to a wider gamut of extraordinary landscapes, presence of an insightful and engaging Naturalist Guide on every excursion, and the benefit of being able to make the most use of daylight by sailing between islands at night.

The Best Galapagos Hotel

For the best and most complete Galapagos Hotel experience, we recommend Expedition Hotels. These types of hotels in the Galapagos are strongly suggested because they offer a perfect balance of options that cater to: adventure, relaxation, gastronomy, and the complete freedom to explore the Enchanted Isles at your own pace. Best of all? They’re often located right on the doorstep of extraordinary Galapagos wildlife and scenery.


A luxurious beachfront property in the Galapagos from which guests can head out on an exciting discovery of the islands and their unique wildlife, be it aboard the Finch’s private Sea Lion Yacht or by creating their own adventure on land and sea.


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Condé Nast Traveler ONLINE

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.

Telegraph Ultra Travel: 50 Greatest Hotels in the World

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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