Small Ship Cruises

Galápagos Islands

Our Galápagos cruises transport you to a series of islands, unlike anything you have seen before, as you marvel and get remarkably close to the uninhibited wildlife. A Galápagos travel adventure is one that will remain in your memories forever.

Galapagos Islands Cruise
Sea Lion in the Galápagos

Welcome to the Galápagos Islands

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to witness animals found nowhere else on the planet. These islands that time forgot will allow you the opportunity to observe and learn about the creatures that call these islands home, while exploring lava landscapes and white coral beaches. Animals found only in the Galápagos include Sally Lightfoot crabs, blue-footed boobies, the Giant Galápagos Tortoise and the unflappable Galápagos fur seal... to name a few.

Wildlife of the Galápagos Islands

San Cristobal Island in the Galápagos

San Cristóbal Island, home to the rarest of the rare

When you cruise to San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos Archipelago , you'll encounter wildlife you won't find anywhere else on Earth – on shore excursions aboard panga (Zodiac-style rafts) for "wet landings" in shallow water or dry landings on rocky beaches. At Cerro Colorado, the breeding center of giant Galápagos Tortoises, you'll see some of the ongoing conservation efforts underway to save these endangered behemoths... although the elusive tortoises, who nap up to 16 hours a day, are not easy to spot in the wild. Not so with Galápagos sea lions, however; chances are good that you'll find yourself splashing around in the water with some of these sociable, whiskered locals.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Exploring mystical Machu Picchu in Peru's Sacred Valley

The abandoned Incan "city" of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes Mountains is a mystery. No one knows for sure why it was built, some 500 years ago – or why it was deserted. In fact, this ancient citadel was hidden from the western world until Hiram Bingham, an archaeologist from Yale University who was searching for other ruins from the empire of the Incas, stumbled upon it by accident in 1911, and dubbed it the "Lost City of the Incas." Maybe you can figure it out as you explore this amazing maze of a place, with what experts guess was a palace, dungeons, and over 100 staircases.

Galápagos National Park, Ecuador

Explore the islands with those who know them best – Licensed Naturalist Guides of Galápagos National Park

Their vast diversity of animal life is what attracts visitors to the amazing Galápagos Islands, spread out over 138,000 square kilometers (3,040 square miles) off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean… and the care and protection of this remarkable ecosystem is the mission of Ecuador's Galápagos National Park. When you explore the Galápagos Islands with Tauck, the expert Licensed Naturalist Guides of Galápagos National Park accompany shore excursions and hold briefings aboard ship, offering hands-on natural history lessons throughout.


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