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The Galapagos Archipelago lies 1,000 kilometres from Ecuador's coastline in the Pacific Ocean. Each of the thirteen islands and countless smaller islets has a unique ecosystem of its own, a living laboratory that inspired Darwin to write his Theory of Evolution while on the voyage of the HMS Beagle. Never connected with the continent, the islands contain many endemic species - only here will you see Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas, and the giant tortoises that give the archipelago its name.


Most expeditions with your expert naturalist guide are by panga - inflatable rubber craft with outboard motor. Snorkels are available for you to explore the fascinating underwater world, a myriad of colourful fish, playful sea lions, dolphins and sunken volcanic craters.

On your Galapagos Island cruise, you choose the style of vessel you wish to cruise on. Galapagos Eclipse carries just 48 passengers but has all the amenities of a larger ship. Alternatively choose an even smaller vessel of around 20 passengers - such as one of the three motor yachts Eric, Letty and Flamingo that sail in flotilla.

Different ships may also offer varying duration of itineraries from 3,4,5 and 7 nights to fit in with the rest of your itinerary. You can easily combine your Galapagos cruise with some time exploring the Andean landscapes and Amazon forests of Ecuador or the Incan treasures of neighbouring Peru.

With our selection of Galapagos Islands holidays there are a fantastic selection of cruises that can be taken through and around the Galapagos Islands, including Eric, Letty and Flamingo, Galapagos Journey I, Integrity, La Pinta and Santa Cruz. There are also some magnificent accommodations, including Royal Palm and Villa Escalesia.

Galapagos Boats
All boats operating in the Galapagos Islands are, essentially, expedition vessels. Whilst several describe themselves as 'luxury', and are certainly very comfortable, it is important to make this distinction. No boat in the Galapagos operates to the high specification of international luxury cruise liners or upmarket river boats operating elsewhere in the world. All cruisers and yachts in the Galapagos leave the Islands for dry dock on a  24 month cycle. In order to protect the marine reserve and the fragile ecosystem, there are many restrictions in place which the boats must adhere to, such as the use of certain types of paint. A&K use the most comfortable and responsible boats available in the Galapagos - those which offer the best experience and are most sympathetic to the unique Galapagos environment - but it is essential that you expect an expedition vessel first and foremost.


Galapagos Islands Holidays Offers

Cormorant, Galapagos Islands

Cormorant, Galapagos Islands

Save up to £930 per adult on Galapagos Cormorant
Observe the amazing wildlife and get up close and personal with the Galapagos' many amazing creatures when staying on the elegant and stylish Cormorant. Valid for travel from now until 31st August 2015. Subject to availability, excludes international flights and any additional touring.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Ecuador & Galapagos

Nights: 13 | from £5,735

Discover the iconic Galapagos Islands on a 7 night luxury cruise aboard before staying in a boutique hotel in the grounds of a working hacienda. Find out more

Holiday type: Set departure Tailor-made

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Quintessential Galapagos & Ecuador

Nights: 14 | from £4,995

Dugout canoes, Parrot clay clicks, volcanos, geothermal pools, local markets, historic towns, rafting, hiking and horseback riding only make up a portion of your Ecuadorean adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Ecuador

Nights: 9 | from £3,050

A thrilling exploration of the UNESCO-listed city of Quito and a cruise to the Galapagos Islands in search of owls, land iguanas and sea lions. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family Ecuador & Galapagos

Nights: 12 | from £4,995

A 12 night adventure cruise to Ecuador and the Galapagos; with professional guides and educational activities to entertain the children while you relax. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family Luxury Small Group Journey - Family Galápagos

Nights: 9 | from £10,080

Cruise the Galápagos aboard eco-friendly Eclipse, where you’ll walk among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies, and share child-friendly activities led by an A&K Young Explorers Guide. Find out more

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Athala II

The M.C. Athala II is a high-end adventure catamaran built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. Her specific design offers stability, speed and comfort... Find out more

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Cormorant

The new Catamaran Cormorant incorporates the very best of Galapagos catamaran design and cruises the islands in style. Its practical and elegant design... Find out more

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Eclipse

MV Eclipse allows discerning travellers to experience one of the world's greatest natural treasures in the comfort of a vessel with generous accommodation,... Find out more

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Eric Letty & Flamingo

Built in 1991 and refurbished annually, these superior first-class sister yachts accommodate no more than 20 guests. All feature three decks of spacious... Find out more

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Galapagos Grand Odyssey

This new cruise vessel has been introduced to Galapagos waters as of spring 2011. With an exclusive small yacht feel and a combination of privacy and... Find out more

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Cormorant, Galapagos Islands

Ecuador & Galápagos, Ecuador, Galápagos

Save up to £930 per adult on Galapagos Cormorant
Observe the amazing wildlife and get up close and personal with the Galapagos' many amazing creatures when staying on the elegant and stylish Cormorant. Valid for travel from now until 31st August 2015. Subject to availability, excludes international flights and any additional touring.

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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The Galapagos. After Mashpi we were somewhat apprehensive and hoping that the luxury and diversity of the Lodge would not deter from the different experience that was awaiting us on the MV Eclipse. Wow! The whole job lot with the crew, the guides, the food, the other guests and the islands and wildlife . . . . just blew us away. An American lady and her husband that we teamed up with on some trips said to us "How are we going to explain to friends and family back home about this place?" We all agreed that you couldn't! Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor and thanks to A&K

- RY, Berkshire


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