Luxurious Silversea Cruise line now offers a five-day Galapagos excursion; they also have a week cruise, however many of our clients like a shortened voyage. We prefer small intimate ships and their recent addition of a 100-guest expedition ship is the perfect choice for a sophisticated relaxing Journey. Spouting whales breach in the distant surf, dolphin pods jump off the bow, frigate birds follow the wake, natural wonders everyday!
The all inclusive lifestyle at its best aboard the Silversea Galapagos. Accommodations are all ocean view suites, many feature private balconies and all provide personalized butler service. Among the many inclusive amenities: on board expedition teams certified by the Galapagos National Park Service, complimentary shore excursions, zodiacs for sea adventure, snorkeling with penguins in volcanic craters, and exquisite fine dining. Be casual and comfortable, no formal evenings.
Photography workshops, seminars, informal discussions with the expedition teams plus the daily explorations by skiff or walking across the ancient islands. Each island is unique, swim in tidal pools, explore the flora and fauna in one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Explore natural lava tunnels and look for stalactites and stalagmites. The north central route through the Galapagos includes the most unusual islands in the Galapagos: Genovesa with its collapsed caldera, Espanola, the southern most island and one of the richest in terms of wildlife, it is the only nesting place in the world for waved albatross. Santa Cruz island is one of the few places to see the Galapagos tortoise in the wild. Penguins, sea lions, an array of beautiful birds, including Darwin’s finches, and colorful land iguanas, every moment will surprise and delight!
We can add on pre or post land explorations in Lima, Puno and Lake Titicaca. Or visit Machu Picchu traveling aboard the famed Hiram Bingham luxury train. One of the top ten rail Journeys in the world in the opulent meticulously restored Pullman cars. A delightful journey through the dramatic Andean scenery of the Urubamba Valley concludes at the famed Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel adjacent to Machu Picchu, which allows you to explore the ancient Inca citadel with fewer tourists.
Rare and Refned On Board and Ashore
Limited availability on Silversea Galapagos Cruise Sept. – Nov. 27, 2013