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Galapagos Islands Cruises
Galapagos Island Cruises, Tours and Land Safaris - Prices from $2,080
The Galapagos Islands are among the planet’s premiere nature and wildlife destinations. The fascinating volcanic geology, unique flora and fauna, and isolated nature of the islands have pushed them to the forefront of scientific inquiry since the mid-1800s, and research on the 13 major islands continues to play a vital role in our understanding of evolution.
A cruise through the islands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and Global Basecamps is proud to work with a hand-picked selection of the most ecologically friendly and sustainable small ships on the water. Our Galapagos trips feature a variety of small-ship cruising options, truly unique multi-day walking safaris, and lodge-based island explorations.
Global Basecamps is offering exclusive specials on trips to the Galapagos Islands. Call us now at (866) 577 2462 or submit the form to start planning your Galapagos Adventure!
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First Class Galapagos Cruises: 3, 5 and 8 DaysOur superior first-class yachts accommodate no more than 20 guests and feature multiple decks and spacious staterooms with beautiful interiors. Itineraries maximize time on the islands and interaction with local wildlife, and the cruises include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and daily excursions. The ships have a dining room, well-stocked bars and conference areas with a flat screen TV and panoramic picture windows.
Tourist Class Galapagos Cruises: 3, 5 and 8 DaysOur tourist-class ships accommodate no more than 16 guests and are comfortable and affordable alternatives to our first class options. Each ship has private cabins with ten suite facilities, common areas including dining rooms, bars and conference areas, and the same dedicated staff and experienced naturalist guides as our other ships. Cruises are all-inclusive and include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and daily excursions.
Galapagos Walking ToursThe Galapagos Walking Tours are an innovative new land-based expedition, developed in participation with the local community, promoting the charms of the most relaxed of the Galapagos Islands: Isabela. Among Isabela's attractions are 5 active volcanoes, the most extensive wetlands in the archipelago and a 3-kilometer-long beach. You will also enjoy trekking with giant tortoises, swimming with white-tipped sharks, snorkeling with marine turtles, kayaking amongst flamingos, all in surroundings where stress is virtually unknown.
Galapagos Safari CampOur most luxurious land-based option is the Galapagos Safari Camp, a luxury tented camp following the African safari model, in which guests stay in total comfort while remaining close to nature. Galapagos Safari Camp is a 55-hectare farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island bordering the national park, 30 minutes from the sea. The farm is rich in birdlife with finches, warblers, mockingbirds, galapagos doves, egrets and owls - tortoises also make frequent visits. The farm has many local species of trees, such as scalesia, guayabillo, and palo santo, which are rapidly regaining a foothold after years of cattle farming.
- In 1978 UNESCO designated Galapagos as the first World Heritage site and the Galapagos Marine Reserve received the same status in 1998.
- The islands are situated approximately 600 miles (1000km) west of the Ecuadorian mainland.
- Abundant fearless wildlife, visitors can get up close and personal to some of the world's rarest animals. Galapagos is home to the only surviving giant Pinta tortoise, 'Lonesome George'.
- The endemic Galapagos Marine Iguana is the only lizard to swim in the ocean.
- Due to their isolation and position on the equator the Galapagos can be visited all year round.
- There are considered to be two main seasons: The 'dry season' June to December and the 'warm season' December to May. The dry season is characterized by blue skies and midday showers whereas the warm season is more tropical with daily rain and cloudier skies. Sea mammals and land birds are most active during the dry season and there are many sea bird courtship displays.
- Los Gemelos (the twins) are two 'pit craters', formed when empty magma chambers collapsed in on themselves.
- Alcedo Volcano on Isabela Island has the largest tortoise population and is the only volcano visitors can climb.
- The Devil's Crown is a dramatic snorkeling site to the north of Cormorant Point where there is an almost completely submerged volcano.
- The lava tunnels on Santa Cruz provide an understanding of how the islands are formed.
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