Blue Footed Boobies

Voyage of Discovery:
Wonders of the Galápagos Islands

Exclusively Chartered First-Class Exploration Vessel SANTA CRUZ II

January 29 - February 6, 2018
Activity Level:
From $4,995 plus air, double occupancy

This incredible nine-day journey features the Galápagos Islands, where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else on Earth. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for four nights and enjoy three nights on mainland Ecuador. Ecuadorian rainforest eco lodge Pre-Tour Option. Six-night Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Tour Option.

Click to view a brochure online with comprehensive trip details or contact us to receive a brochure in the mail. For more information, you may call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohanan & Company at 800-922-3088.


  • Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada/Arrive in Quito, Ecuador
  • Day 2 - Quito
  • Day 3 - Quito
  • Day 4 - Quito/Fly to Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands/Embark SANTA CRUZ II/Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 5 - Isabela Island/Fernandina Island
  • Day 6 - Santa Cruz Island, for Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Day 7 - Post Office Bay, Floreana Island/Champion Islet/Cormorant Point
  • Day 8 - Baltra Island/Disembark ship/Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador/Depart for the U.S. or Canada
  • Day 9 - Arrive in the U.S. or Canada

*Cruise itinerary is subject to change.


  • Extraordinary and exclusive nine-day Galápagos journey.
  • Uniquely designed itinerary offering the rare combination of Ecuador’s Andes Mountains and the Galápagos Islands.
  • Three nights in Quito featuring a tour of the Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Four-night Galápagos cruise aboard the first-class expedition vessel SANTA CRUZ II, the best expedition-style ship in the Galápagos.
  • Visit two of the islands visited by Charles Darwin.
  • Experience up-close encounters with exotic wildlife.
  • Small group walks led by expert naturalist guides.
  • Insightful lectures by expert naturalists with in-depth knowledge of the Galápagos Islands and their flora and fauna.
  • Absolute best Galápagos value in the market!
  • Three-night Pre-Tour Option featuring the deluxe, award-winning MASHPI LODGE in the heart of the biodiverse Ecuadorian rainforest.
  • Six-night Machu Picchu Post-Tour Option including the Sacred Valley and Lima, Peru.

More Information

Join our travel mailing list and we'll send you brochures for all upcoming trips. Use the button below or call us at 513-556-4344.

Request Brochures

Travel Insurance

Please visit our partner, USI Travel Insurance Services or call 800-937-1387 to see travel insurance packages available to UC alumni at special rates.


© University of Cincinnati Alumni Association.

privacy policy