Spoil yourself. Cruise through one of the best places in the world for wildlife on board one of these new floating palaces. They are the only way to travel to the Galapagos Islands
 
Origin and Theory 

Climb aboard one of these identical new Relais & Chateaux yachts for a luxury holiday in the Galapagos. Spend the day hiking with a naturalist guide, kayaking through the waterways or spy the marine life from a glass-bottomed boat. Then re-join your yacht in the evening and enjoy gourmet dishes served within the yacht’s restaurant then enjoy a nightcap at the bar or in your suite and take in panoramic views of the ocean. 

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Elite 

You will be able to look out over the Galapagos from your on-deck Jacuzzi, if you set sail upon the new Elite yacht. A typical eight-day cruise upon this glamorous 16-berth vessel with take you on a tour of the fauna-packed archipelago including San Cristobal Island (the first island that Charles Darwin set foot upon), North Seymour Island where there are colonies of blue-footed boobies, Fernandina Island which is where they recently found the Galapagos tortoise that they until this year they thought swas extinct, and Isabela Island that features two tranquil turquoise coves.
 

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Floating Research Team 

The team that own Grace Kelly’s former yacht – Grace, is about to launch a second luxury yacht in the Galapagos. This new 18-berth megayacht that even comes with a spa, is expected to be the last word in luxury. But what makes it even more special is that the team has partnered with the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park, so each time they set sail, they will have a team of scientists and researchers on board. The perfect way to go island hopping in the Galapagos.
 

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From $8,800 pp

Overland Safari Through Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia Argentine Patagonia Chile

  • Cruise the Patagonia fjord to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers
  • Experience Patagonia like a local with a horse-riding excursion through the steppe
  • Explore the Perito Moreno Glacier on a cruise or ice-trekking trip
  • Discover the highlights of Torres del Paine, including the magnificent Grey Glacier
  • Witness the majestic landscapes of Chilean and Argentine Patagonia

When to go:

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ideal length 8 nights

From $9,950 pp

Classic Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica

  • Follow in the footsteps of Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton
  • Experience smaller ice-strengthened expeditionary ships led by Polar experts
  • Sail across the renowned Drake Passage looking out for sea birds and whales
  • Explore remote bays and islets by zodiac boat, kayak and on foot
  • Traverse the Antarctic Peninsular, taking in snow-capped mountains, tabular icebergs and ice-blue waters

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights

From $5,900 pp

Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions

Alaska United States of America North America

  • Cruise the Alaskan waters aboard National Geographic ships accommodating just 62-100 guests
  • Explore under the guidance of an experienced expedition team
  • Sail through fjords and bays, and past glaciers and snow-capped mountains
  • Experience up-close encounters with land and marine wildlife
  • Spend the day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay National Park

 

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 7 nights
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View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands

Guided catamaran tours are an intimate way to experience the Galapagos up close. Go snorkelling in the glassy turquoise waters off the coast of the islands and watch majestic green sea turtles float lazily by.

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