Breathless—this would be one word to describe the Galápagos Islands. Spread on either side of the Equator, these sparsely populated islands belonging to Ecuador, are situated diagonally opposite the Caribbean Islands that are more well-known. It is one of the world’s foremost destinations for viewing different species of wildlife. Luxury cruises to the Galápagos are the best way to discover and enjoy the natural beauty and endemic species that attracted Charles Darwin, the famous English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, here in the year 1831.
The Galápagos Islands offer spectacular views to unforgettable eperiences. Home to a range of ecosystems that houses a rich diversity of flora and fauna, these islands are truly an incomparable destination on Earth.
If you are looking to go on an exotic holiday that includes amazing phenomenal views, then check out the many luxury cruises to the spectacular Galápagos Islands. You can choose from different dates, itineraries, and prices of numerous luxury cruises offered by some of the popular companies:
- Silversea—with small luxury ships, they offer cruises that pamper you with comfort and elegance.
- Adventure Life offers intimate luxurious small yachts and award-winning itineraries.
- The Columbus Travel Company offers the personal attention of a team of local Galápagos experts.
- Abercrombie & Kent are the pioneer of luxury adventures that offer dream cruises to Galápagos.
The Columbus Travel Company
They offer guided expeditions on luxury cruise ships, catamarans, and yachts with a capacity ranging between 15 and 100 people. Prices start from as less as $1,662 per person for a 4 days/3 nights trip on the very comfortable 100-seater Galápagos Legend Cruise Ship. On this 301-foot long cruise ship, there is no dearth for entertainment. You can relax in the sauna, spa, or jacuzzi; swim; or use the running track and exercise equipment almost throughout the day. For families with kids and young children, the kids’ corner equipped with a playground, a mini cinema, books to read, or videos to watch is a major attraction. The giant lounge with panoramic windows lets you take in the awe-inspiring nature in the Galápagos .
Moreover, the Stella Maris charter-only luxury yacht offered by The Columbus Travel Company that can accommodate a maximum of 16 people on board costs around $150,000 for an 8-day cruise. The lavishly decorated suites, al fresco dining area, jacuzzi and sun loungers on the super spacious sundecks, the fully equipped bar, iPod dock stations, snorkeling gear, kayaks, TVs/DVDs, a load of beach equipment, and the magnificent and dazzling views of the Galápagos Islands that this yacht offers make it worth every penny of the money you spend on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
You can check out their official website or call the experts to plan an exclusive customized 4, 5, or even 10-day holidays to the pristine white sandy beaches of the Galápagos Islands. You can view the black tip and white tip reef sharks, visit the nesting site of the waved albatross, swim alongside sea lions and sharks, or go kayaking or snorkeling in the quiet saline lagoons where the brilliantly colored native Galápagos flamingoes wade in large colonies or hike through a ravine or the elevated agricultural and Miconia zones that are rich in plant and animal life. You can also explore lava tubes and flows and schedule a visit first to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about local conservation efforts to protect these islands.
Abercrombie & Kent USA
One of the biggest attractions of the Galápagos is the impressive variety of local wildlife. With luxury cruises from Abercrombie & Kent, you can take luxurious small group, family, or better still, tailor-made cruises to the Galápagos Islands. You can check out their official website for detailed information about their offers. One of their cruises is a tailor-made 8-day private journey with a specialized itinerary to suit your specific interests. They also offer the services of a private local guide to show you the breathtaking sights that Galápagos has to offer on its 7 major islands. You can also enjoy fresh local and international food, all for a price of around $7,495 per person. For the grandest experience of a lifetime, you can simply book an intimate river cruise on an eco-friendly panga or rubber rafts offered by Abercrombie & Kent to experience close up encounters with the Galápagos penguins and migratory birds that visit these exclusive lands in the largest ocean of the world, the Pacific.
Go ahead and enjoy your holidays in style. Book a luxury Galápagos cruise today!