Travel to one of the world’s last uninhabited places.
Unrivaled flora and fauna await you in the Galapagos Islands. Just 600 miles off the western coast of Ecuador, this cluster of islands offers an abundance of riches to explore. You won’t see the same distribution of wildlife on any two islands, and each has its own history, both geologic and otherwise.
The Galapagos Islands are known as the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. These islands are so isolated that many of its creatures cannot be found anywhere else on earth.
From the giant tortoises that bear the Galapagos name, to the marine iguanas and Darwin finches, the islands afford visitors the chance to observe a living laboratory of adaptation.
Travel the Galapagos in Style
Celebrity Cruises has created the perfect Galapagos experience onboard their luxury ships: Celebrity Xpedition, a 48-guest luxury yacht, Celebrity Xploration, a stylish and intimate catamaran for 16, and the stunning 100-passenger Celebrity Flora, the first ship of its kind to be designed and built specifically with the Galapagos in mind.
You’ll have the most diverse Galapagos expeditions available with unique itineraries that visit multiple islands and ports of call, as well as all-inclusive vacation packages ranging from 10 to 16 nights including Quito, Ecuador or the wonders of Machu Picchu.
No matter which stunning vessel you choose for your Galapagos vacation, one of the best features is that they’re all-inclusive – from packages that include 5-star accommodations in Quito and luxury air transfers to award-winning shore excursions, led by expert certified guides.
You’ll have everything you need to relax, enjoy, and explore this distinctive chain of islands.
Galapagos Environment and Community
As part of every Celebrity expedition, you’ll have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the wildlife inhabiting the Galapagos Islands, with the smallest possible environmental impact.
Expert guides, certified by Galapagos National Park, will be on hand to share their knowledge of the islands and to demonstrate Celebrity’s commitment to preserving this delicate ecosystem.
You’ll get an in-depth introduction to the people who live in the communities of the islands. And, you’ll learn about their way of life in this incredible archipelago, while helping companies and associations in their efforts to conserve and advance the way of life there.
When to Visit the Galapagos
The Galapagos is a place that can be visited at any time. Overall temperatures range from the high 60s (Jul/Aug) to the mid 80s (Feb/Mar).
January is the beginning of the warm and rainy season and a great time to see the green sea turtles arrive for their nesting period.
In April and May the rains have ended and you may see the tortoises hatching their eggs and the blue-footed boobies doing their courtship dances.
Between June and November the temperatures are a bit cooler but filled with blue skies. November is considered to have the best weather and visibility for snorkeling and diving. Imagine swimming with playful sea lion pups!
With a wide range of itineraries and departure times, you’re sure to find your perfect Galapagos vacation. It will be an experience like no other.