A must for any wildlife enthusiast, the Galapagos Islands are known as Darwin’s Living Laboratory. Many of the world’s most photogenic animal species are found here, from ancient wild tortoises, comical blue-footed boobies, dinosaur-like marine iguanas, and sea lions galore.  Every day you’ll find yourself exploring the Galapagos archipelago on daily hikes, snorkeling with penguins or kayaking to remote coves.

Our expert team at Premier Tours will match you with the perfect Galapagos cruise to fit your budget,  time frame and traveling style, whether you want the spaciousness of a balcony suite aboard a 100-passenger luxury expedition ship or prefer the intimacy of a catamaran with just 16 guests.

We’ve compiled a shortlist of our favorite first-class and luxury Galapagos cruise ships. It’s up to you whether you want to just stay for five days or spend a full week or more on board. If you are interested in another ship not currently on our list, just check in with us.

Consider staying for a few extra days after a wildlife cruise at a boutique inn, deluxe highlands hotel or even a safari-type tented camp. Add a boat excursion to a nearby island, head out to the Galapagos highlands and mountain bike downhill, or splurge on a picnic lunch inside a lava tube.


GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE ADVENTURE – 8 DAYS

This classic itinerary is flexible no matter what length of cruise you choose. Start in balmy Guayaquil, Ecuador, fly to the Galapagos archipelago to start your cruise, then end your trip in Quito in the beautiful Andean highlands with a stop at the iconic Equator.

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive Guayaquil in late evening, private transfer to hotel.
  • DAY 2:
    Full day private city tour including colonial park and historical sites.
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 3:
    Private transfer to airport for 90-minute morning flight to Galapagos.  Transfer to ship provided by ship crew. Begin 5-day cruise.
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 4 – 6:
    Exploring the Galapagos.
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 7:
    Galapagos cruise ends. Ship staff provides transfer to airport for flight to Quito.  Arrival late afternoon.  Private transfer (1 hr) to hotel in Old City, Quito.
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  • DAY 8:
    Private city tour with lunch, visit to Equator with dinner en route to airport for late departure to USA.
    B, L, D.

GALAPAGOS CRUISE COST FROM:

  • $1662 per person sharing, depending on cruise length, ship, cabin category and season

GALAPAGOS LOCAL AIR, NATIONAL PARK FEE, MIGRATION CARD, FUEL SURCHARGES AND LOCAL/SERVICE FEES:

  • $1250 per person

MAINLAND LAND COST FROM:

  • $1275 per person sharing

DEPARTURES: Daily
* International airfare available upon request.


GALAPAGOS OCEAN AND LAND ADVENTURE – 11 DAYS

Combine your Galapagos cruise with an exciting four-day or longer stay at one of the many boutique island hotels.  Add an extra island to your check list or head out for a day exploring the island of Santa Cruz to snorkel, surf, or hike.

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive Guayaquil in late evening, private transfer to hotel.
  • DAY 2:
    Full day private city tour including colonial park and historical sites
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 3:
    Private transfer to airport for 90-minute morning flight to Galapagos.  Transfer to ship provided by ship crew. Begin 5-day cruise.
    B, L, D.
  • DAYS 4 – 6:
    Exploring the Galapagos.
    B, L, D
  • DAY 7:
    Galapagos cruise ends. Ship staff provides transfer to Baltra, Galapagos airport. Hotel staff will pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel on nearby Santa Cruz Island.
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  • DAYS 8 – 10:
    Exploring Galapagos either on own or included activities (depending on hotel).
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  • DAY 11:
    Hotel staff transfers you back to Baltra airport, connect with flight to Guayaquil and then late night departure to USA.
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GALAPAGOS CRUISE COST FROM:

  • $1662 per person sharing, depending on cruise length, ship, cabin category and season (see Galapagos Wildlife Adventure)

GALAPAGOS LOCAL AIR, NATIONAL PARK FEE, MIGRATION CARD, FUEL SURCHARGES AND LOCAL/SERVICE FEES:

  • $1250 per person

GALAPAGOS LAND COST FROM:

  • $903 per person sharing depending on hotel choice

DEPARTURES: Daily
* International airfare available upon request.


GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE & ANDEAN HIGHLANDS ADVENTURE – 9 DAYS

Before your Galapagos cruise, extend your stay on the Ecuador mainland with an extraordinary stay at a lovely hacienda for a taste of the local life in the Andes. Visit the Equator, stop at a rose farm, peruse South America’s largest Indian market and meet local artisans.

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive Quito, private transfer to nearby airport hotel.
  • DAY 2:
    Private city tour in morning with lunch, visit Equator (Quitsato) and La Compania rose farm, continue to highlands stay at a hacienda.
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 3:
    Day at leisure at Zuleta to enjoy amenities.
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 4:
    Private tour of Otavalo Market and women’s weavers project, transfer to airport hotel.
    B, L, D.
  • DAY 5:
    Private transfer to airport for flight to Guayaquil (50 mins) connecting to Galapagos (90 mins).  Transfer to ship provided by ship crew. Begin 5-day cruise.
    B, L, D.
  • DAYS 6 – 8:
    Exploring the Galapagos B, L, D.
  • DAY 9:
    Galapagos cruise ends. Ship staff provides transfer to airport for flight to Quito.  Arrival late afternoon. Private transfer to hotel for dayroom until late night departure to USA
    B, L, D.

GALAPAGOS CRUISE COST FROM:

  • $1663 per person sharing, depending on cruise length, ship, cabin category and season (see Galapagos Wildlife Adventure)

GALAPAGOS LOCAL AIR, NATIONAL PARK FEE, MIGRATION CARD, FUEL SURCHARGES AND LOCAL/SERVICE FEES:

  • $1250 per person

ECUADOR MAINLAND LAND COST FROM:

  • $2100 per person sharing depending on hacienda choice

DEPARTURES: Daily
* International airfare available upon request.

 

Valid 01 Oct 2017 – 15 Dec 2018