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Discover the Galápagos

An Edenic wonderland seemingly forgotten by time, the islands of the Galápagos have fascinated nature lovers and adventurers ever since their pristine ecosystems inspired Charles Darwin to publish On the Origin of Species, in 1859. This inaugural Indagare x Penta Journey has been carefully created with an eye toward promoting conservation awareness and traveling in a sustainable manner. In the company of esteemed naturalists and expert guides, guests will experience an idyllic wildlife escape that can be found nowhere else on Earth, while exploring the highlights of these remote islands aboard a private charter of the M/Y Grace, the most historic and luxurious boat in the archipelago.

The health and safety of our travelers is our number-one priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization, respecting social distancing guidelines, and remaining as low-contact as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Penta to give you unmatched access to the Galápagos. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Explore the mysterious Galápagos—a region of the world that can be difficult for the luxury traveler to access, due to limited boat and land accommodations—in total comfort and convenience aboard the M/Y Grace, one of the most luxurious boats in the archipelago. Its illustrious history includes participation in the evacuation of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France in World War II, as well as hosting the honeymoon getaway of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. With space for just 16 guests, the yacht is intimate and pampering, with beautiful rooms and spacious outdoor areas ideal for relaxation and connecting with your expert local guides and fellow travelers alike.

  • Experience exceptional, up-close encounters with rare species of wildlife that have not developed a fear of humans, thanks to their uniquely isolated environments—a phenomenon that can be witnessed in very few other places in the world. You will have the chance to observe sea lions, penguins, sea turtles, giant tortoises, dolphins, whale and hammerhead sharks, marine and land iguanas, blue-footed boobies and countless more creatures.

  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation and enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with the foundation’s lead scientist, including the chance to explore the tortoise breeding center and the natural history collections.

  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular landscapes of the Galápagos, by land and by sea, with such adventure activities as hikes over lava fields and through lush forests, along with snorkeling tours over coral reefs, kayaking and much more.

  • Add on a pre-trip to explore Quito, Ecuador’s delightful capital, which is located in a narrow Andean Valley and offers a special combination of Andean and Amazonian art and culture, in addition to the magnificent cathedrals and cobblestoned courtyards that reflect the 16th-century era of the Spanish conquistadors.

  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over group meals and outdoor adventures.

  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions to QuitoColombia or beyond. Plus: you’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our most trusted local partners while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

  • When
    January 23 or 25 - February 1, 2022
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Trailblazers , Soul Searchers

This Journey's Host

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Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    January 23 or 25 - February 1, 2022
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 16 travelers
  • Host
    To be announced
  • From
    $11,890

Includes

  • Pre-trip only: 2 nights’ accommodations at Casa Gangotena in Quito
  • 7 nights’ accommodations aboard the M/Y Grace. Indagare can arrange higher accommodation upgrades, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, park admission and permit fees and activities included in the itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare from Guayaquil to the Galápagos
  • All snorkeling and water sports equipment
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • Scheduled Guayaquil airport arrival and departure transfers in small luxury vehicles
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included) in Ecuador, Colombia or beyond

Excludes

  • International air transportation to and from Ecuador
  • Meals and premium beverages not included in the itinerary
  • Personal items and expenses, including optional activities, additional transfers and trip extensions.
  • All gratuities
  • Covid testing fees, trip insurance and international health insurance (recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
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