Galápagos: Wildlife Wonderland

2014 Prices From $4,195 plus on-tour air for 8 Days - Tauck Bridges

If you ever wanted to explore lands time forgot, this is your chance to do it in style. Pack your bathing suits, sunscreen, hats and comfortable hiking shoes and prepare to get wet as you set sail for some of the most amazing tropical islands in the world... on Tauck Bridges' family Galápagos tour featuring a four-night cruise aboard M / V Santa Cruz. Have you ever seen birds wearing bright red or blue "shoes"? You will during this eco-cruise because the Galápagos is one of their favorite places to kick up their heels. How about prehistoric-looking iguanas that hunt and fish in the ocean? Or penguins and sea lions so friendly that they might swim right alongside you in brilliant blue water? Even the crabs are different here, with their bright red and yellow shells that provide quite a contrast to the black-lava rocks of these volcanic islands. Luckily for us, not much has changed since Charles Darwin first set foot on these remote islands off Ecuador in the 1830s; these islands are protected and tourists must leave these islands exactly as they found them, leaving only their footprints so this amazing place can thrive as nature intended.


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  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Quito, Ecuador


    Day 2

    A visit to the Equator & exploring Quito


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    Day 3

    Fly to Baltra & begin your Galápagos tour & cruise to Santa Cruz Island


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    Day 4

    Flamingos, marine iguanas, sea lions & more on Santiago Island


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    Day 5

    Finches & friendly sea lions on Rabida & Bartolomé Islands


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    Day 6

    Boobies, frigate birds & petrels on Genovesa Island & Darwin Bay


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    Day 7

    Disembark & fly to Guayaquil


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    Day 8

    Galápagos tour ends in Guayaquil



    Note: Our Galápagos cruises feature two types of landings on the islands. Dry Landings occur when guests step from the dinghy on to rocks or a dock. Wet Landings occur when the dinghy edges on to a sandy beach and guests step into knee-deep water and wade ashore.

    Note: Activities marked with an asterisk (*) are at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.

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To say that we had the trip of our lives would be an understatement. The kids are now sharing all the pictures and stories with their neighborhood friends of sharks, sea lions, boobies, barracudas, penguins, sea turtles, playing tag on the lower level of the ship, etc. I don’t think it would have been possible to have a better vacation. You and the rest of your team are VERY good at what you do!! Thank you for a remarkable vacation filled with great memories.

Kirk & Sheila Mills, MO

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