A Story of Creation and Evolution
Off the western coast of South America lie hundreds of Pacific islands that are home to some of the world's most fascinating wildlife. Fly from Quito, Ecuador, to the Galápagos Islands to board the Treasure of Galápagos. Avalon guests explore the seven volcanic islands that inspired Darwin's revolutionary evolutionary work On the Origin of Species. Exciting shore excursions introduce you to a world like no other with giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, and a fantastic array of bird species — including the remarkable blue-footed boobie. Embark on a thrilling expedition to discover extraordinary wildlife with experienced Naturalists. Stroll the pristine beaches beside penguins and flamingos, marvel at ancient tortoises and the world's only amphibious iguanas, walk on volcanic slopes, see a kaleidoscope of birds, mammals, and reptiles in this wild paradise.