Sail the first-class expedition ship Santa Cruz to the fabled Galápagos Islands. Home to a vast number of endemic species, Charles Darwin did extensive research on the Islands, contributing to his theory of evolution. Today, on this archipelago of volcanic islands named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will still find unique animal life like land iguanas, giant 300-hunded-pound tortoises, flamingos, blue-footed boobies and playful sea lions. Hike the sandy beaches, swim and kayak in the pristine sea, and snorkel through vibrant coral reefs. This adventure includes engaging activities for all age groups, including workshops on stargazing, treasure hunting, journal writing, Darwin and Galápagos animal life. An enthusiastic team of youth coordinators, naturalists and guides will accompany you and your family throughout this exciting active expedition.
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- Family-friendly cabin configurations aboard Santa Cruz
- Bird species from blue-footed boobies to Darwin’s finches
- Active youth programs designed to teach kids about animals and evolution
Smith Faculty SpeakerRobert Dorit, professor of Biological Sciences
- Duration: 9 days
- Activity Level: Moderately active
- Cost: From $6,690 per adult, based on double occupancy
- Single Supplement: $4,900 per person
- Deposit: $1,000 per person, payable to Criterion Travel
- Co-Sponsors: Harvard University and The American Museum of Natural History
- Optional Extensions: A post-tour extension to Machu Picchu is available.
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