The 19 island archipelago of the Galapagos was the first location to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for being the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, with its vast number of endemic species of flora and fauna. It is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage in Danger list due to the rapidly declining populations of its rare species.
The Islands are largely famous for Galapagos tortoises and the land and marine iguanas, which are subject to the Charles Darwin Research Center’s repopulation projects. Other species of note include the Galapagos penguin, frigatebird, Galapagos sea lion, blue-footed booby, a number of finches, the flightless cormorant and the Galapagos hawk. A cruise between the various islands of the archipelago will help you experience these and many other species of flora and fauna in their native environment. In addition, there are snorkeling opportunities around several of the islands that will allow you see up close the wonder of the Galapagos marine ecosystem.
Contact Ker & Downey to find out more about the many different cruise options available to these unique and remarkable islands.
- Galapagos Safari Camp
- M/V Eclipse
- M/Y Grace
- M/Y Grand Odyssey
- M/Y La Pinta
- Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos
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From the Andes Mountains to the pristine beaches of the Galapagos Islands, explore Grand Ecuador with Ker & Downey on this nine day excursion. Interact with Ecuadorian natives on this journey, among them the brilliant Andean artisans in Otavalo, land iguanas at Dragon Hill and Galapagos penguins on Pinnacle Rock … Read more
Awaken your soul and your sense of adventure on this 13 day trip through the streets of Quito and Otavalo learning history and culture; then it’s off to the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/Y La Pinta and the wild of the Ecuadorian Amazon at the eco-friendly jungle hideaway, Mashpi Lodge. … Read more
This 12 day itinerary begins with Quito, where you can explore the local culture and history. Continue on to the Galápagos Islands aboard the luxurious M/V Galapagos Legend for a four night cruise of these remarkable islands before exploring Cuenca’s Incan ruins … Read more
Your 15 day adventure begins in Lima and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Discover mystical Machu Picchu, the rich culture and people of Quito, and finally, experience a Darwinian odyssey along the volcanic beaches of the Galapagos and cruise the islands in style aboard the M/Y Grand Odyssey … Read more