By Celebrity Cruises · March 2021
Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this archipelago of unspoiled, isolated islands will welcome you with its rugged charms and evolutionary wonders. Consisting of 19 islands and 42 islets that all rose from the sea as the product of volcanic eruptions, these islands are between 3 million and 4 million years old.
Completely oceanic—meaning they’ve never been connected to the mainland—the Galapagos Islands are truly a world apart. Settlers have carved out their lives on the lava rocks, pirates have profited, and scientists have explored. The history of the Galapagos is rich and diverse, with tales of basic survival and extraordinary discovery. For almost any modern adventurer, a journey through time to the Galapagos Islands is a dream vacation.
The animals of the Galapagos are unlike any others on earth. Apart from having no natural fear of humans, they evolved in entirely unique manners, which are on full display daily for you to see. This includes enormous 100-year-old Galapagos giant tortoises, free-diving marine iguanas, the beautiful and animated blue-footed boobies, and a host of other exotic fauna found nowhere else on earth.
A trip to the Galapagos Islands is so unique and full of monumental experiences that we don’t want you to waste a single moment thinking about logistics or details. Our Galapagos adventures are blissfully all-inclusive, worry-free, and well-planned, right down to the last detail. So you can immerse yourself in centuries-old landscapes, catch rare bird sightings, or hang out with a giant 70-year-old tortoise for the day. We’ve taken care of everything from hotel stays before and after your cruise, to flights, transfers, packages, meals, beverages, and shore excursions.