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The archipelago famous for inspiring Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, a cruise to the Galapagos Islands is not only every nature-lover’s dream but also the best way to see the flora and fauna this stunning destination has to offer. Galapagos cruises offer the best way to Island hop on eye-opening excursions to see swimming iguanas, unique birds and giant tortoises.

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Galapagos Islands Cruises

Home to prehistoric Iguanas, Blue Footed Boobies and ancient lumbering Giant Tortoises, cruises to the Galapagos Islands take you to a magical, unspoilt haven for incredible wildlife, flora and fauna. Charles Darwin made these islands his home while he worked on his theory of evolution and now they form a protected zone where the fascinating species can flourish and be appreciated by fortunate visitors. What's more, as well as enjoying expedition and adventure cruising to this spectacular archipelago, you can also combine Galapagos cruises with a pre or post-cruise hotel stay in Ecuador's capital city, Quito, ideal for combining an unforgettable adventure with a city break.

The best way to visit the Galapagos Islands is by sea, and with several world-class cruise lines offering voyages to this remote destination, you'll be able to visit in the utmost comfort and style. With luxury cruise ships from the likes of Silversea and Celebrity, you'll also be able to benefit from the expertise of nature and geology experts giving lectures and leading excursions. The combination of the fine dining, sublime comfort and fabulous personal service is a perfect accompaniment to the wonders of the natural world that you and your fellow guests will be lucky enough to witness.

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Galapagos Cruise and Stay

With cruises departing Quito, the capital of Ecuador, often with a hotel stay either side of your voyage out to the islands, there’s also the chance to extend your adventure in South America with a cruise and stay tour of world-famous Machu Picchu. Here you can take the epic trail up into the Andes mountains to explore this incredible series of temples and mysteriously abandoned citadel. Here the views are as epic as the architectural feat of engineering as you look out over the stunning Urubamba river valley beyond.

Galapagos Cruises Weather

Thanks to their temperate climate, the Galapagos Islands are a year-round cruise destination. If you're looking for the warmest weather, December to May is the time to visit. Although you may find rainy spells, this also means that the landscape is alive with blooming vegetation. However, the peak season for Galapagos cruises is June to December, where the slightly cooler temperatures and dryer weather attract the most visitors.

Galapagos Cruises Highlights

The Galapagos Islands are the perfect cruise destination for those looking to explore the great outdoors, so here are a few things to look out for during your visit:

Wildlife- there are many species that are unique to the area and you can spend the day in awe and fascination at these remarkably rare creatures. Animals you might just be lucky enough to spot are Waved Albatrosses, Blue Footed Boobies, whales, Land Iguanas and Giant Tortoises, to name just a few.

Snorkelling- get up close and personal with the diverse marine life by heading out on a snorkelling expedition. For the best underwater visibility and variety of fish, the best time to explore what lies beneath the surface is June to November.

Hiking- a Galapagos Islands cruise isn't just about the wildlife, it's also about the breathtaking scenery you'll see while you're there. From beaches coloured red by iron to inland lagoons, volcanos, lush greenery and stunning views, admiring the changing scenery is a must.

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