Regional and premium class flights may be available on request. Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your three night stay
Explore the capital of Ecuador at your leisure
Visit the Inti Ñan Museum which is located close to the equator. Ascend the Teleférico – one of Quito’s most popular attractions offering spectacular and easily accessible views of the city and taking you to an altitude of 4,050m (13,300ft). Return to the city to enjoy lunch in Quito’s charming Colonial Quarter. Later, dinner will be served at your hotel
After breakfast, transfer to Quito airport for your flight to Baltra in the Galápagos Islands, followed by a short ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival, travel through a rural agricultural area surrounded by wild landscapes and many different species of flora and fauna. You may spot the finches famous for being the basis of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. See the famous Galápagos land tortoises in their natural environment and learn how private ranches help protect these special creatures and their habitat. Lunch will be served in the highlands. The well-known Lava Tunnels are another amazing experience. Join an amazing half hour hike through one of the tunnels to the point where it gets too small to pass. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island for your three night stay. Later, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. The afternoon is available to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel’s cosy restaurant
Enjoy two full days to tour one of the nearby uninhabited islands by boat. One of the following four islands will be visited per day: Bartolomé Island, which is famous for Pinnacle Rock and Galápagos penguins or South Plaza Island, which is home to a colony of land iguanas. Or, Santa Fe Island, known for having the islands’ most beautiful coves; or North Seymour Island, considered a microcosm of the entire archipelago
Your Galápagos wildlife watch list...
Found only in the Galápagos Islands, these iconic iguanas are distinguishable by the white “wigs” of salt expelled from glands near their noses. They look fierce, but are actually gentle herbivores, surviving exclusively on underwater algae and seaweed. Their short snouts and razor-sharp teeth help them scrape algae off rocks.
GALÁPAGOS SEA LION
The cute Galápagos Sea Lion is the most abundant marine mammal in the Archipelago and they are often seen sleeping on the beaches or swimming close to shore. Their streamlined bodies make them very efficient swimmers and hunters,
especially of sardines – their main prey. If you’re lucky, you may get the chance to witness young pups chasing each other along the sand.
Blue-footed boobies are thought to take their name from the Spanish word “bobo”, meaning “stupid” as when early European colonists first arrived at the Galápagos islands, the term suited these clumsy and ungraceful creatures. During mating rituals, male boobies show off their blue feet with a high-stepped strut to prospective females that they want to partner with. The bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.
Transfer to Baltra airport for your flight to Lima, Peru. On the way you will stop at “The Twins” or “Los Gemelos” – two impressive volcanic depressions in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival in Lima, you will transfer to a hotel for your overnight night stay. Tonight, enjoy dinner
After breakfast, embark on a half day tour including highlights such as Casa Aliaga, a nearly 500 year old mansion built for one of Pizarro’s lieutenants, and Santo Domingo Convent, the bestpreserved religious building in all of Lima. Then, transfer to the port in Callao and embark MS Roald Amundsen for your seven night expedition voyage
Paracas is the gateway to the quiet colonial town of Pisco and its fertile coastal valley with the famous and mysterious Nazca lines and geoglyphs, thought to have been scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D
Arica is blessed with a warm climate all year round. Explore the city, walk up the ‘El Morro’ cliff for panoramic views, see the beaches or visit the archaeological sites with some of the world’s oldest known mummies
La Serena is one of the oldest cities in Chile. The town is overflowing with colourful gardens and beautiful churches. In the Archaeological Museum, learn about the ancient Diaguita culture that thrived in this province before the Incan conquest
Disembark the ship
Spend your time here exploring at your own leisure
Regional and premium class flights may be available on request
The Galapagos Islands Discovery
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Featuring spectacular design and cutting-edge technology, MS Roald Amundsen launched in 2019. This state-of-the-art ship, offers guests unforgettable quality adventure travel experiences. Combining revolutionary technology and a premium on board experience. This ship has been specially constructed for voyages in polar waters – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way. One of the most eye-catching exterior design features of the ship is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. In a vast area behind it, you’ll find the core of the on board experience: the Science Centre. The flexible venue will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. All cabins are Ocean Views, 50% will have private balconies and aft suites will also feature private outdoor Jacuzzis with spectacular viewsShip info Deck plans
Hurtigruten and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Please note this voyage may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Weather, wind and sea conditions have a great influence on the programme and schedule. Safety is always the first priority and the ship’s Captain will decide the final sailing schedule. Therefore, itinerary is subject to change. Drink inclusions are subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner. WIFI is subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs and cannot be guaranteed. If the named hotel is unavailable a suitable alternative will be provided. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. Flights may be indirect. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE
Case of Six Fine Wines is for Ocean View cabins or above, based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8.30pm 20th October 2019.View Package Holiday