Small-Ship Expedition Cruise

Wildlife Wonders: A Journey through the Galápagos


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  • Booby flapping wings

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    Experience nature at its wildest

    The Galápagos Islands are a nature lovers paradise! Kayak, snorkel, and swim with opportunities to spot sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, and sharks. Prepare the be enchanted as you witness the extraordinary courtship display of the blue-footed booby, where the male showcases its striking blue webbed feet and performs an elaborate dance to attract a mate.

    If the wildlife alone isn't enough to take your breath away, the stunning volcanic landscapes that set apart this archipelago will leave you speechless. Marvel at the volcanic terrain, vast lava fields, and dynamic processes that have shaped it over millions of years.

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    Immerse yourself in the city of Quito's captivating history

    Uncover the architectural wonders and rich cultural heritage of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Nestled at an altitude of 2,850 metres, this enchanting city was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city. Admire the fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish, and Indigenous art at iconic sites like La Compañía Church.

    Wander through Quito’s picturesque streets and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the city with a visit to the Historic Centre—a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized as the best-preserved in Latin America.

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    Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

    Pay a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn about their successful efforts in restoring tortoise populations on different islands in the Galápagos archipelago.

    Tour the enchanting prickly-pear cactus forest, see the giant tortoises, and learn about the unique and diverse wildlife that calls the Galápagos their home.


La Pinta At Sea

La Pinta

A sophisticated, upscale travel experience for 48 guests in 24 cabins that combine modern design, spacious rooms, and gourmet cuisine with top adventure. The ship offers a wide variety of aquatic activities including snorkelling, kayaking, and a glass-bottom boat.

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