Everybody loves some special insight! And that is precisely what you get when traveling with Traveluxe Official! We’ve been there and done it! Some updates on Lillian’s Galapagos destinations and her recommendations…
The Galápagos Islands, located roughly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, remained a closely-guarded natural secret for millions of years. Over that time, the archipelago evolved into a home for an all-star cast of plants and animals. Sometime in the 1800s, some swashbuckling pirates and intrepid explorers started arriving in the Galápagos Islands. The most famous early visitor was Charles Darwin, a young naturalist who spent 19 days studying the islands’ flora and fauna in 1835. In 1859, Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which introduced his theory of evolution—and the Galápagos Islands—to the world.
Since then, word of these islands and their magnificent beauty has steadily grown. In 1959, the Galápagos became Ecuador’s first national park, and in 1978, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today, more than 275,000 people visit the Galapagos every year to see those incredible animals and landscapes for themselves.
– Travel & Leisure
Mashpi Lodge – “NATGEO Unique Lodges of the World”
Mashpi Lodge was built using the latest techniques in sustainable construction, with much of the structure having been preassembled in Quito. It is designed to blend in perfectly with its natural environment, its glass walls making it virtually invisible at times. Stunningly contemporary and featuring modernist design and décor that mixes warm earth tones, steel, stone and glass in striking perspectives, Mashpi Lodge makes for a true cocoon of luxury in the middle of the forest only 2,5 hours drive from Quito Airport.
3 nights: US$ 5,479.92 for a couple
- Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito
- All meals
- Guided activities
And when you book with Lilian to travel in 2020 THIS will be included as well!
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, served in the restaurant
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Golden Galapagos Cruise
A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, that provides its guests with a steady and safe cruise. The design of the Elite allows for more space per guest on board, including integrated social areas that blend indoor and outdoor designs and experiences. All Suites onboard the Galapagos Elite luxury yacht are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed: the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands.
Our professional cuisine specialists aboard the Galapagos Elite yacht prepare three delicious, nutritious meals per day: breakfast and mainly lunch served buffet-style, with a more elegant sit-down dinner served in the al fresco dining area on the partially covered sky deck. Elite’s interior passengers’ lounge features a 180-degree panoramic view salon on the main deck. Guests of all ages enjoy the ample, semi-covered sky deck, the al fresco dining area, and the cozy bar-salon while aboard our Galapagos Island private yacht charter. Special dietary needs are never a problem and kids’ meals are available, including kosher food (barters).
Golden Galapagos Cruises has plenty of experience with cruising the islands, the ships, and visitors’ needs. The professionals at Golden Galapagos are well-known in the industry for their perfectionism when it comes to planning and operating luxury cruises. Golden Galapagos makes a point of always hiring the best captains, guides, chefs and crew members for the vessels they operate; they believe that the people, not the ship itself, is what makes the trip memorable for their guests.
The Elite, a private luxury catamaran in the Galapagos, has an enviable itinerary with visits to the best visitor sites the Galapagos islands and seas have to offer. Within the archipelago, we have long and short itineraries covering Western, Central and Eastern islands.
Needless to say, the Galapagos Elite luxury yacht features state-of-the-art navigation computers and safety equipment; safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos luxury experience.
4 nights about [January 5th – 9th]= $4,616.10 per person ALL INCLUSIVE
Route: Baltra Island to Genovesa Island to Santiago Island to Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island
Total TRIP: $14,712.12 for two people all-inclusive
Ecuador: RT-PCT negative test required 10 days prior to arrival
Galapagos: RT-PCT negative test required 96 hours prior to arrival
GO to the Galapagos 1st
Contact Lillian to book this amazing trip!
Lillian Hocevar started selling travel in 2018 after a trip to Peru. She specializes in corporate groups and adventure travel and is passionate about itineraries to Europe and South America.