Discover the incredible wildlife and landscapes of some of the Galápagos Islands with a team of experts on board the elegant Silver Galapagos.

• Quito, Ecuador
• Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
• Quito
• San Cristobal, Galápagos Islands
• Bartolomé & Playa Espumilla, Santiago Island
• Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
• Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island
• Caleta Tagus & Bahia Elizabeth, Isabela Island
• Islote Campeón, Post Office Bay & Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island
• Cerro Dragon & Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island
• Los Gemelos, Estacion Darwin & Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
• Baltra Island
• Guayaquil, Ecuador, Ecuador

STAY & CRUISE
 
HIGHLIGHTS

Enrichment

Cruise Head to the ship’s Explorer Lounge for informative lectures, recaps and briefings. Find out what to expect each day and learn about the incredible range of species that you may encounter during your expedition. You can also download and edit your photos at the small photography station.

Experiences

Teleférico Cable Car, Quito Ride the cable car* 4050 metres up the side of Pichincha Volcano to Cruz Loma for spectacular views of the city and surrounding Andean peaks.
Cruise Join a snorkelling tour to search for penguins, cormorants and the shy brown noddy along the sheltered cliffs of Isabela Island.

Dining

Quito Old Town Local dishes such as ceviche, seafood stew and potato pancakes can be enjoyed at a number of charming restaurants*, overlooking a plaza, on a roof terrace or even in a monastery.
Cruise Cook steaks, fresh seafood and vegetables on hot lava stones at your table for dinner at The Grill.

Accommodation suggestions

Casa Gangotena
This beautiful historic mansion has been converted into a multi-award-winning boutique hotel and it’s right in the centre of Quito’s evocative Old Town.
Cruise The Terrace Suite features large picture windows, a sitting area, butler service and easy access to the public observation area.

CRUISE INFORMATION

Is this for you?

Silversea Expeditions

With Silversea you can expect boutique-style luxury ships, all-inclusive itineraries to over 900 destinations on all seven continents and the highest standards of service with butler service in every suite. For those with luxe-adventure in mind Silversea Expeditions offer the indulgences you would expect from Silversea in some of the most remote destinations on Earth. What’s included: Gourmet meals in all dining venues, selected wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees, soft drinks and bottled water, personalised in-suite minibar restocked with selected drinks on request, butler service, gratuities.

Silver Galapagos
Experience one of the world’s most remote destinations in style on board this luxury ship which sails solely around the Galápagos Islands.

What to expect

Day 1 UK to Quito, Ecuador Depart the UK on your flight to Quito. On arrival, transfer to the chic boutique hotel Casa Gangotena for a two-night stay in the heart of the Old Town.

Day 2 Quito, Ecuador
Your time here is free so you can explore the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage city at your own pace and enjoy the sweeping panoramas of the Andes.

Day 3 Quito to Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Head up into the Ecuadorian cloud forest for a two-night stay at the unique Mashpi Lodge.

Day 4 Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Suspended in the cloud forest of the Mashpi Reserve, this enchanting lodge is the epitome of sustainable luxury and  featured in the BBC series, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby. It is also a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

Day 5 Maspi Lodge to Quito, Ecuador
Return to Casa Gangotena in Quito for one further night.

Day 6 Quito, Ecuador to Galápagos Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight to San Cristóbal. Begin your expedition of the Galapagos Islands on board Silver Galapagos.

Day 7 Bartolomé & Playa Espumilla, Santiago Island

Day 8 Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island & Punta Espinoza, Fernandina         Island

Day 9 Caleta Tagus & Bahia Elizabeth, Isabela Island

Day 10 Islote Campeón, Post Office Bay & Punta Cormorant, Floreana         Island

Day 11 Cerro Dragon & Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island

Day 12 Los Gemelos, Estacion Darwin & Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

Day 13 Baltra Island to Guayaquil, Ecuador
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil and spend one night at the Hilton Colon Guayaquil which is just five minutes from the airport. The evening is at leisure.

Day 14 Guayaquil, Ecuador
Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Cruise dates

Departing 30 December 2019. Alternative Galapagos itineraries are available with Silversea Expeditions, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.

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The Ecuadorian Amazon occupies almost half of the country from the slopes of the Andes to the lowland rainforest of the Amazon basin. This wilderness is dotted with jungle hideaways only reached by boat and offers a range of exhilarating activities from nocturnal safaris to canopy rides and zip-lining.

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