For those who love to travel and thrive on adventure, there can be few more exciting destinations than the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos Islands.
So, if you’re going all the way to South America, why not combine a trip to the enchanted Islands with a visit to the largest and most diverse jungle in the world?
Whether you’re interested in evolution, natural beauty or wildlife, the Galapagos Islands have more than enough unique selling points for even the fussiest of holidaymakers.
Visitors to the Islands will have the chance to see the eponymous giant tortoises, get up close to noisy sea lions and spot some of the many unique bird and mammal species that call the islands home.
There are also opportunities for swimming, hiking and kayaking round the islands, all from the comfort of one of our luxury Galapagos cruise ships.
The Amazon River and the jungle that surrounds it support more plant and animal life than almost anywhere else in the world, and provide a vital habitat for some of the rarest and most endangered species on earth.
Covering a vast region, from Ecuador to Brazil and Peru to Colombia, the jungle offers passengers on Amazon River trips a huge choice of destinations, landscapes and adventures, from piranha fishing in Brazil to horse riding in Bolivia.
Amazon River trips leave from a number of locations across the rainforest and provide the perfect way for travellers to experience the jungle and its waterways.
As the Galapagos Islands lie off of the coast of Ecuador and are best accessed by plane from Guayaquil, the easiest way to combine a trip to the Galapagos with a visit to the Amazon is to travel to the Ecuadorian part of the jungle.
Amazon River trips in this part of the rainforest give guests the chance to explore the Napo basin, a spectacularly beautiful area, which is home to a wide variety of bird, plant and animal species.
If you want to experience the Ecuadorian Amazon in style, your best option is to take a cruise on board the Anakonda, the only luxury ship sailing in this part of the rainforest. Following your tour of the jungle, you can take the short flight to the Galapagos Islands and begin the adventure all over again.
By combining a trip to the Galapagos with one of our Amazon River trips, you can really make the most of your time in South America. So why not book today and start planning the adventure of a lifetime?
Is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first