Sail the Galápagos aboard an intimate yacht, encountering incomparable wildlife and volcanic landscapes with a naturalist.

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Sailing the Galápagos: A Tailor-Made Journey by Yacht

10 days from $5,445

Sail the Galápagos aboard an intimate yacht, encountering incomparable wildlife and volcanic landscapes with a naturalist.

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or call 855-215-8690

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Hilton Colon Quito

Quito, Ecuador

The Hilton Colon is set at the end of the main Amazonas commercial street next to the Parque El Ejido, home to a nightly craft market. Situated in two towers, many of the spacious and comfortable rooms offer views to the old town. Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a selection of dining options including a sushi bar and a deli, a bar and lounge, and a fitness center. The hotel is also conveniently located next to the excellent Banco Central museum.

Number of nights: 2

Yolita II

Galápagos , Ecuador

Built in 2007, the Yolita II was designed specifically for the Galápagos and offers a comfortable 16-passenger motor yacht experience. The 8 guest cabins offer simple but comfortable accommodations with full size windows, twin or double bed layouts, ample storage space, and private bathrooms with hot water.The main deck features an indoor dining room and a comfortable lounge area perfect for reading a book. On the upper deck and sun deck, guests can relax in the sun while keeping an eye out for passing wildlife.

Number of nights: 7

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Reading List

Highly Recommended

Galapagos: A Natural History, Revised and Expanded
By: Jackson, Michael H.
Galapagos: World's End
By: Beebe, William
The Voyage of the Beagle
By: Darwin, Charles
Wildlife of the Galápagos: Second Edition (Princeton Pocket Guides, 13)
By: Fitter, Julian, Fitter, Daniel, Hosking, David

Also Recommended

Galapagos Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals (Wildlife and Nature Identification)
By: Kavanagh, James, Waterford Press
Evolution's Workshop
By: Larson, Edward J
Insight Guides Ecuador & Galapagos (Travel Guide with Free eBook)
By: APA Publications Limited
Floreana: A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Galapagos
By: Wittmer, Margret
Galapagos: The Enchanted Islands (Through Writers' Eyes)
Galapagos: A Novel (Delta Fiction)
By: Vonnegut, Kurt
Galapagos: Preserving Darwin's legacy
By: Roy, Tui de
Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of the World's Most Famous Tortoise
By: NA, NA
Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World
By: Stewart, Paul D.
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

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