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Environmentally Responsible Ship With 30 Years Galapagos Experience

Experience the unspoilt Galápagos Islands and be at one with nature on the magnificent Samba. This impressive 14-passenger sailing vessel may not be the newest or most modern of the Galápagos fleet, however it makes up for its shortcomings with unrivalled itineraries, expert naturalist guides and first-class dining. The Samba spearheaded the green movement for ships which traverse the islands, and its exciting itineraries offer a mix of land and sea excursions which feature snorkelling 3 times per day and land excursions twice a day! Whether you wish to take in the picturesque northern and western isles, or the southern, eastern and central islands of Galápagos, we have an itinerary to suit your needs. All cruises on the Samba depart from Baltra, and depending on which trip you choose, you could be hiking to pirate caves, ancient statues and freshwater springs on Isla Floreana, diving with sea lions off James Bay on Santiago or photographing marine iguanas and flightless cormorants on Isla Fernandina!

On-board the Samba, meals are freshly prepared by one of the best chefs on the islands. Meats served are locally sourced from the Galápagos and fish is courtesy of local fishermen who use sustainable practices to avoid damaging the archipelago’s fragile marine eco-system. Dishes are a selection of delicious Ecuadorian and International cuisine to tempt all palates, plus if you have specific dietary requirements, they can be catered for if the ship is informed in advance. After dining, relax on the sun deck with a drink swapping tales with like-minded travellers or marvel at glorious Galápagos sunsets.

Accommodations on the Samba consist of 7 cabins - 6 on the lower deck and 1 on the upper deck. Cabins feature air conditioning for your comfort, a private bathroom with hot shower and décor is neutral with crisp white linens, creams and wood furnishings made from cedar.

Why Book with Latin Routes?

  • Our prices are the same or better than if you book directly with the cruise operators
  • Your full package is protected, so everything booked with us is protected should any cruise arrangements be disrupted
  • We have great offers and promotions throughout the year
  • Our holidays are ATOL protected for your peace of mind
  • We offer years of expertise and extensive knowledge of the Galápagos Islands and Ships to help you find the right cruise itinerary for you
  • We can tailor your holiday to your needs, whether you seek an extended Galápagos stay, or wish to continue to other South American destinations

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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind


Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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