Galápagos Islands with Hurtigruten

Iconic Wildlife & Sublime Scenery (Western Route)

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7 day cruise from $8,530 per person, twin share*

Sales from 27 March 2024 to 30 June 2024

Experience the incredible natural wonders of the Galápagos Islands. See the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, such as giant tortoises and marine iguanas, as you visit the islands of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Floreana. Learn about these incredible islands and Charles Darwin’s research from your expert expedition Team, comprised of local naturalist guides. Explore the Galápagos Islands by kayak, glass-bottom boat, and stand-up paddleboard, and enjoy nature walks, hikes, snorkeling and swimming.

Setting out from beautiful Quito Quito is one of South America’s most alluring capitals and a World Heritage City of graceful Spanish-era architecture, packed with cosy restaurants and artisanal shops. With two overnights here, you’ll have time to taste delicious Ecuadorian specialities and stroll through colourful markets brimming with local handicrafts. On the second day, you’ll visit Quito's historic centre on a guided tour.

Darwin’s islands of evolution Your expedition cruise begins after a flight from Quito to Baltra Island in Galápagos. In the Galápagos Islands, you’ll visit the isles of Isabela, Floreana, Fernandina and Santa Cruz islands, each a unique illustration of evolution in action. Experience an array of ecosystems within picturesque landscapes, and see famed wildlife such as marine iguanas, giant tortoises, Nazca Boobies and Darwin’s iconic finches. Your ship, MS Santa Cruz II, is one of the few vessels operating in Galápagos that comes equipped with a full range of exploration tools, including panga boats, kayaks, snorkelling gear, stand-up paddleboards and even a glass-bottom boat.

Cruise: Baltra return

Voyage:7 Days | Ship: MS Santa Cruz II Set Sail:48 departures between Apr 2024 and Mar 2026

Cabin CategoryPricing per person
Explorer Cabin(EH)$8,530*
Darwin Suite (DS)SOLD OUT - alternative dates available

Important Note: Prices are NZD per person twin share and subject to availability and currency fluctuations based on 4 March 2025 departure.


  • 7 day cruise
  • Flights in economy class between Quito and Baltra, and Baltra and Quito, including all taxes
  • Two hotel nights in Quito before the expedition cruise, including breakfast, and dinner on Day 2
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Quito before the expedition cruise
  • Transfers between the airport and the ship in Baltra
  • Full-day excursion: Historic Quito & Middle of the World, including lunch, before the expedition cruise
  • Galápagos Islands National Park admission fee
  • Transit Control Card for the Galápagos Islands
  • Access to the airport lounge at the Quito (or Guayaquil) airport upon return from the Galápagos Islands for guests flying internationally on the day of disembarkation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages*
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities
  • Complimentary wetsuit rental
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails 
  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Use of our Science Corner with library and microscope
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscapes and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Use of ship's hot tubs and gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings
  • Escorted landings with small panga boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you

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Terms and Conditions: General Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person in New Zealand Dollars subject to availability and currency fluctuations. SAVE up to 25% off is included in the fare price and valid for all bookings made prior to 30 June 2024. Deposits & final payments will be required to secure bookings. Strict amendment & cancellation conditions apply. General Conditions: All prices & offers are correct as at 27/03/24 & are subject to availability, capacity control, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Valid for new bookings only & not combinable with any other offer. Prices are in New Zealand dollars unless specified, based on cash, cheque or Eftpos payment only. We welcome ALL major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Due to the popularity of cruising, fares detailed cannot be guaranteed, they are subject to change or withdrawal at any time without notice up until full payment is received. Deposits, final payment due dates & amounts vary by cruise line & will be required to secure your booking. Please note some deposits are non refundable & non transferable. Strict amendment & cancellation conditions apply. Please note some ocean view cabins may have obstructed views. Itinerary routings are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise company. Cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel surcharge should oil prices exceed their specific threshold per barrel. All cruises are subject to the full booking & passage conditions of the respective cruise lines, which passengers will be bound by. Children & Infant pricing may be available on request. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure they have a valid visa to enter those countries that require one. Travel agent services fees will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. We strongly recommend full comprehensive travel insurance. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact your travel specialist for full details.