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7 Reasons to Go Galapagos aboard Evolution

7 Reasons to Go Galapagos aboard Evolution

Come for the giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, volcanic landscapes, and the distinct adventure of the other-world that is Galapagos. Stay aboard the comfortable and well-appointed Evolution, and remember it for a lifetime. Here are 7 reasons why:

1. Galapagos Cruising, Evolved

Aboard the Evolution, enjoy big ship amenities, with a little-ship feel. The Evolution comes with all the features you'd expect from a luxury cruise liner, but without the cruise liner part. Sharp-looking and roomy with tons of outdoor space, you'll be amazed that 32 travelers, sea kayaks, a cruise director, and two Galapagos Level III naturalist guides fit so comfortably aboard a ship that never feels too big.

2. A Naturalist's Paradise

The Galapagos' incredible natural diversity is the crucible from which Charles Darwin's earth-shattering theory of evolution sprang. There are species of bird, animal, and plant life here that you simply won't find anywhere else. Blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas—it's like a nature documentary you can walk through. Get off the couch and come see it for yourself!

3. Uncommon Experiences

The Galapagos is one of the wonderful, singular places that lends itself to truly unique experiences. Drop off some mail at Post Office Bay on Floreana, study tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz, and pass through majestic Kicker Rock off San Cristobal Island. Best of all: That's only the beginning.

4. Other-worldly Landscapes and Wildlife

Not all of the Galapagos natural attractions swim, scuttle, and fly. Volcanoes abound here, and you'll get the chance to witness giant lava formations in contrast of the white-coral sand beach of Sullivan Bay, explore the lands of an ancient imploded volcano at Genovesa Island, or trek across volcanic beaches in search of amazing wildlife such as boobies, cormorants, and iguanas.

5. Underwater Adventure

In the Galapagos, fun doesn't stop once you reach the shore. Getting out to swim and snorkel with the islands' exotic creatures—including sea turtles, sea lions, and perhaps hammerhead sharks—is one of the most amazing experiences you can have out here, and the team of the Evolution does their best to ensure you spend as much time in the water as you can. Masks, snorkels, and fins are available on board (free of charge).

6. Experience Quito

Ensure smooth travels en route to and from your Galapagos adventure with included pre- and post-cruise hotel nights in Quito. Stay in Ecuador's capital city, high in the Andes where lush landscapes, rolling mountain tops, and misty clouds create a magical ambiance.

7. Galapagos + Peru is the Ultimate Wildlife and Culture Experience

The Galapagos Islands are an ecological paradise bursting with wildlife that you simply won't find anywhere else on earth. And a short flight brings you to Lima, a jumping off point for exploring Machu Picchu, the monumental Incan ruins that offer travelers an up-close look at the fascinating ancient city. Pair your Galapagos cruise with Peru's Machu Picchu and strike two must-see destinations off your list — things just got a lot more convenient.

The 32-passenger Evolution provides an intimate small ship cruising experience. Join an extraordinary adventure (at an unreasonably reasonable price). You’ll return home a different person than when you left. Special offers may be available. Contact an Expedition Specialist for details!

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