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Galapagos Island Hopping & Amazon Manatee Cruise

11 DAYS Starting from $8,090 per person

Overdose on nature with this spectacular 11-day Galapagos Island Hopping & Amazon Manatee Cruise. Start your adventure with a land-based exploration of the outdoor classroom that is the Galapagos Archipelago, taking in azure waters, white sands, and an unrivalled bounty of marine and terrestrial wildlife on the way. Then transfer to the little-visited Ecuadorian Amazon for a 4-night river cruise through another of the world’s natural wonders where you’ll get up close and personal with monkeys, anacondas, caimans and river dolphins.

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Trip at a Glance

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay in charming hotels on islands in the Galapagos archipelago, with daily excursions and activities in the best sightseeing and wildlife watching destinations.
  • Encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat on the island of Baltra and explore underground lava tunnels created by the eruption of volcanoes.
  • Visit the beautiful white sands of Playa Brava and enjoy swimming and snorkeling with marine iguanas.
  • Kayak along the coast of Playa Los Alemanes looking for stingrays, turtles, Pelicans, Blue-Footed Boobies and Lava Gulls.
  • Search for Flamingos and other birds at a semi-saltwater lagoon on Isabela Island and visit the giant tortoise breeding center to learn about conservation efforts on the islands.
  • Snorkel at a variety of gorgeous locations, encountering Penguins, stingrays, seahorses, sea lions, sea turtles and white-tipped sharks.
  • Take an unforgettable cruise through the diversity of the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to myriad bird, animal and river species.
  • Get the chance to spy pink river dolphins, monkeys, caimans and myriad bird species including the oddly-named ‘stinky turkey’. If you’re really lucky you may even glimpse a wild manatee.
  • Go on several fascinating forest walks and a night-time caiman-spotting cruise and ascend an observation tower for a bird’s eye view of the canopy.
  • Find out how the locals live with a visit to a Quechua community on the banks of the river, before taking an Ecuadorian cooking class with the boat’s chef.
  • Bask in the Amazon’s splendid sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of your floating hotel and enjoy excellent dining too.

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