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. For this inaugural expedition, which has been carefully created with an eye toward promoting conservation awareness and traveling in a sustainable manner, Indagare is offering the chance to visit these remote islands by traveling aboard a private charter of the M/Y Grace, the most historic and luxurious boat in the archipelago. Traveling in the company of esteemed naturalists and expert guides, guests will experience an idyllic wildlife escape that can be found nowhere else on Earth.
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What to Expect
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 director, 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.
- En route to the islands, overnight in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest port city. Spend an afternoon exploring rows of colorful homes, art galleries and cafés with Pacific views.
- Expand your journey with a custom, Indagare-planned trip extension to Ecuador’s beautiful Colonial-era city of Quito, or Peru or beyond.
Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.
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Length9 days / 8 nights
Type of TravelerAdventurers , Trailblazers , Soul Searchers