The Galapagos Islands – the captivating archipelago off of Ecuador’s west coast, home to a vast number of endemic species of flora and fauna. The 19 volcanic islands were the first of the world’s marvels to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ker & Downey’s Galapagos Getaway brings you to this enchanting corner of the globe in a rich 7-day journey. As part of the Luxury for Less collection, the Galapagos Getaway is ideal for families and those looking for a speedy trip without compromising on quality and comfort.
Aboard the M/V Galapagos Legend, you will cruise between the various islands of the archipelago and experience the many species in their native environment. 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, frigate bird, Galapagos sea lion, blue-footed booby, a number of finches, the flightless cormorant and the Galapagos hawk. Among your many adventures, see flamingos on Santa Cruz and visit a Galapagos tortoise breeding center on San Cristobal.
The luxurious 100-passenger expedition ship explores the fascinating landscapes of the islands while offering the ambiance, comfort and safety of a cruise liner. Enjoy the pool on the Sky deck and socialize with other passengers as you sip exotic cocktails from the Fisherman’s Bar. Broad observation decks allow you to spot dolphins and whales as you smoothly navigate the rich Galapagos waters. Bask in the added comfort of extra space in fully-carpeted luxurious cabins, all with ocean views, wardrobes, private facilities offering hot and cold water and other gracious amenities. Off-ship excursions include guided hiking trips, allowing for close encounters with the many peaceful denizens of the Galapagos Islands. Complete with a Kids Corner and on-ship entertainment, a trip aboard the Legend is a must for adventurous families.
Contact us to start planning your experiential travel adventure to the Galapagos Islands with Ker & Downey’s team of South America travel experts!