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Assortment of expedition cruises offered in the natural setting of the Galapagos Islands and Amazon basin

(TRAVPR.COM) ECUADOR, PERU - January 13th, 2015 - QUITO, EC – January 13, 2015 – Latin Trails (, operator of the newest riverboat in the Peruvian Amazon and small cruise ships in the Galapagos archipelago, announced today its Collection of expedition cruises, a unique selection of adventures in South America’s top nature destinations.

Cruise itineraries include the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and the Pacaya Samiria wildlife reserve in Peru.

Galapagos Islands in Ecuador: Memories of up close encounters with the exclusive wildlife of the archipelago will live on in guest memories forever. Weekly departures are made up of 4, 5, 6 and 8 day itineraries. Guests can rave about enjoying the fresh Pacific breeze, while soaking in views of volcanic landscapes found nowhere else on the planet. They’ll hike through lava fields and cloud forests, stroll on several beaches and enjoy water sports as snorkeling and sea kayaking in clean waters of the Islands. Shore excursions are carefully planned and include the presence of a licensed naturalist guide from the Galapagos National Park, guests will enjoy their guides insights as they encounter blue footed boobies, magnificent frigate birds, tropical penguins, marine iguanas, giant tortoises amongst other endemic creatures of the archipelago. An incredible opportunity to be one with the nature of these incredible Islands. Expedition yachts under the operation of Latin Trails in Galapagos are:

-          M/V Galapagos Grand Odyssey

-          M/V Galapagos Odyssey

-          M/V Galapagos Seaman Journey

All 3 watercraft are limited to 16 passengers only. Cabins feature oceanview windows that can be opened to allow fresh air flow, private facilities, twin or matrimonial beds, air conditioning and an unparalleled view of the Islands and the ocean. Social areas on board are spacious and include dining areas, indoor and outdoor lounges, sun decks with day beds and hot tubs.

Pacaya Samiria wildlife reserve in the Amazon of Peru: The world’s largest wilderness area and most important source of clean air and fresh water is the Amazon basin, the river tributaries that flow through this maze of green flow into the mighty Amazon river.  The river is a muddy water that gives life to all its surroundings. The Amazon rainforest is large and it gets even larger when explored on board the most intimate river boat available: The 8 passenger M/V Cattleya is the newest and the most exclusive luxury cruise in the Peruvian Amazon. The Cattleya was built in July 2014 and has set a new standard of privacy and world class service since its inception. Life on board this miniature cruise ship is large in comforts with fine Peruvian cuisine, spacious cabins with panoramic windows and private facilities, dining lounge and a shaded sun deck. The boat is air conditioned throughout. The discovery of the Pacaya Samiria reserve can be enjoyed by guests on 4 and 5 day itineraries. Each day of exploration is made up of shore excursions in private groups of 4 guests each. As the Cattleya makes it’s way into the reserve, pink river dolphins swim along its side and the sky is painted with macaws and parrots.

“Expedition cruising is the best way to explore both these unique nature paradises”, said Marcel Perkins, CEO of Latin Trails. “Our Expedition collection rounds up handpicked itineraries that navigate the most beautiful natural settings in South America, each destination offers an experience unlike any other”.

About Latin Trails

Latin Trails is a boutique cruise and tour operator based in Ecuador and Peru, it operates the most exclusive fleet of oceangoing yachts and riverboats in the Galapagos Islands and Amazon basin. The expedition Company is also known for it’s handcrafted itineraries around Ecuador and Peru offering highly personalized trips backed up by a 24/7 “adventure concierge” service. The Company also offers family friendly exploration of the Amazon at the Hakuna Matata Amazon lodge in Ecuador.

To learn more about Latin Trails, visit or call 1-800-747-0567. Find them on Facebook at of follow on Twitter at


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