General

The Eco Galaxy Galapagos Cruise offers a first-class experience of the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy very comfortable accommodation and social areas, expertly guided island expeditions and visits to some of the most famous and most wildlife-rich areas of the Galapagos.

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago towards the west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos contain incredible diversity including many species found nowhere else on Earth; many species living on one island are not even found on other islands of the Galapagos.

Protected as a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Area, the Galapagos are regarded as one of the most unique, scientifically important and biologically outstanding areas on Earth. Because of this, the Galapagos are popular with travelers and visitors often mention their time on and around these incredible islands was a life changing experience.

An incredible 80% of land birds and 97% of reptiles and land mammals on the Galapagos are found nowhere else on Earth. Some of the favorite animals of Galapagos tourists include the giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and the Galapagos penguins.

History of the Galapagos Islands

Found accidentally by a Bishop on his way to Peru, the Bishop’s vessel was blown off course and landed on these islands. Some of his crew died due to the harsh conditions and lack of fresh water. He went on to describe the archipelago as having little to offer and best avoided as a inhospitable land mass. Their addition to maps, however, meant the Galapagos became a base for pirates to pillage vessels carrying gold to Spain.

The most famous story of the Galapagos involves a young English naturalist by the name of Charles Darwin. Darwin was joining the Beagle on a voyage to map the coast of South America and he collected specimens from the islands of many different birds, beetles and other animals. Then, after many talks with colleagues, a peculiarity emerged where each island seemed to have its own form of animal, slightly different from the others. Years later after accumulating more evidence from other areas, Darwin proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection and in 1859 published On the Origin of Species to explain the diversity of life on Earth.

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Ecuador

Ecuador

Ecuador contains a record breaking diversity of animals and plants, and is a fantastic vacation option for nature lovers. Ecuador contains a significant portion of Amazon Rainforest where you can enjoy some of the best lodges in Amazonia. From these lodges, you will head out on guided nature tours to find Amazonian animals and plants. Continue to Amazon Rainforest Tours >>

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a world famous archipelago off the coast of Ecuador home to an impressive diversity of animals found nowhere else on Earth. Species include the Galapagos giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas, seals, and a fantastic assemblage of interesting birds. Continue to Galapagos Island Tours >>

The Ecuadorian Amazon

Ecuador has been found by naturalists and researchers to contain the highest amount of animals and plants on Earth. This diversity has been found in the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s largest container of tropical life. The majority of Amazon Rainforest tourists in Ecuador fly from Quito to Coca and are then transported by river to their chosen Amazon Rainforest lodge.

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Accommodation

In addition to comfortable cabins, the vessel offers different social areas and a dining room where you will enjoy fresh and delicious meals.

Cabins

The Eco Galaxy Cruise offers 8 double cabins. Four of these are found on the upper deck and four of these are on the lower deck. Each have a twin bed or a double bed and feature private bathrooms. The cabins also feature hot water, air conditioning and telephone and internet communication.

Social Areas

In addition to the Eco Galaxy’s comfortable cabins, you can enjoy the different social areas between excursions. There is also the elegantly styled dining room where you will enjoy delicious meals.

The social areas you can enjoy include the lounge area to relax or read, the sundeck to take advantage of the beautiful scenery or simply to enjoy the sunshine, and the dining room for your meals. The bar is then found next to the lounge area making it easy to relax with a cocktail. There are paintings of Galapagos animals dotted throughout the vessel, which are the works of local artists.

Meals

Your meals aboard the Eco Galaxy will include a mix of national and international favorites. Special diets can also be accommodated with prior notice.

Tour

The Eco Galaxy Cruise offers fascinating guided expeditions from the main vessel complemented by excellent service.

The Eco Galaxy offers double kayaks and also zodiacs, which are used for fun activities and transportation.

Explore the favorite and most famous areas of the Galapagos Islands to enjoy incredible wildlife experiences, beautiful scenery and the fascinating natural features.

Activities include hiking, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, wildlife watching, photography and more. Snorkeling equipment is provided.

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8 Days / 7 Nights:

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6 Days / 5 Nights:

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5 Days / 4 Nights:

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4 Days / 3 Nights:

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