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Set sail on a 10-day expedition around the central and southern islands of the Galapagos, observing the unique wildlife of these remote Pacific islands. Be charmed by the native bird species, be amazed by an underwater ecosystem of colourful marine life and be delighted by its distinct environment. Hike across lava flows, sail through mangroves, and snorkel in natural aquariums abundant with fish, sea lions and turtles. This sail features an itinerary of some of the Galapagos’s most picturesque islands, so sit back and relax, because it’s all smooth sailing from here.
It’s peak whale season at the Antarctic Peninsula and this 10-day adventure takes you to the heart of the action. Fill your days with wildlife encounters as you visit penguin rookeries, spot seals along the shores and witness seabirds nesting by the thousands. Have a whale of a time taking Zodiac excursions through ice-filled bays to get closer to the magnificent, migrating mammals, all under the expert guidance of our expedition crew. With comfortable living quarters, a full team of onboard polar experts and services catering for health and wellness, this is the best way (and time) to discover the Antarctic Peninsula.
Gain deep insight into the native and European cultures of Australia and New Zealand. Hear about Sydney’s and Hobart’s penal past from a descendant of Australia’s first settlers. Admire the art deco glories of Napier, the Victorian treasures of Dunedin and the fragrant English gardens of Christchurch and Wellington. Enjoy the earthy sounds of the didgeridoo and the thrilling dances of the Maori. Only Viking brings you this close to the "Land Down Under."
Take a 4-day cruise to places that will give paradise-living a whole new meaning. Go to the beaming Bahamas and explore the beautiful Freeport, located in the oceanfront Lucaya district, and home to pristine beaches, resorts and shopping. Snorkel through the majestic blue waters in Nassau as you discover a true oasis. Take a deep dive into the crystal clear waters that surround the more than great, Great Stirrup Cay, and enjoy the new Silver Cove lagoon and upgraded oceanfront cabanas.
Cruise the Galapagos and discover its unique native wildlife on a 7-day sailing adventure around the southern end of the archipelago. Meet giant tortoises that inhabit Isla San Cristobal, watch blue-footed boobies dance the booby two-step and wander the unfamiliar environment that characterises these far-flung islands. Every day wake up to a different view out your window from the comforts of the M/Y Grand Queen Beatriz. Sail past the volcanic Punta Pitt, swim with sea lions at Bahia Gardner, and hike past prickly pear cacti on Isla Santa Fe. Prepare to head on the adventure of a lifetime and become a Galapagos explorer.
Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the central islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all shapes and sizes go about their daily business all over this wild slice of…
Travel to a place where the creatures and the landscapes exemplify the beauty and the diversity of life on our planet. This 10-day trip will have you hiking through prickly pear cactus forest on the rugged cliffs of Isla Santa Fe in the morning, then watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand just a few hours later. Exotic animals crowd these isolated islands, and you can expect to encounter giant tortoises, spiky marine iguanas, curious sea lions and all manner of colourful, rare birdlife. For the best the Galapagos Islands have to offer, look no further than this classic adventure.