Embark on a 2025 Luxury Expedition: Discover the Galapagos with The Divine Destination Collection

Embark on a 2025 Luxury Expedition: Discover the Galapagos with The Divine Destination Collection

Embark on a 2025 Luxury Expedition: Discover the Galapagos with The Divine Destination Collection

Galapagos Islands

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Galápagos Islands? Imagine setting off on an unforgettable journey to this pristine haven in unmatched luxury and style. We, at The Divine Destination Collection invite you to join our exclusive 10-day expedition from October 26 to November 4, 2025. Prepare to be pampered aboard the magnificent Infinity Expedition Yacht, blending opulence with adventure. Experience the historic charm of Quito and the breathtaking beauty of the Galápagos Islands, where each sunrise brings new discoveries and each sunset paints the sky with hues of wonder.

Envision Unrivaled Beauty

Picture yourself stepping onto untouched shores, surrounded by nature’s unspoiled magnificence. Wander through landscapes teeming with unique biodiversity, following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Encounter majestic giant tortoises on volcanic terrain, marvel at the blue-footed boobies’ captivating dance, and share playful moments with curious sea lions in crystal-clear waters. These are the memories that will stay with you long after the journey ends.

Galapagos Islands
Wildlife Galapagos
Galapagos tortoise
Casa Gangotena Hotel, Quito Ecuador
Quito Ecuador
Casa Gangotena Hotel, Quito Ecuador
Quito, Equador

Your Journey Begins in Quito

Stay at Casa Gangotena Hotel

Immerse yourself in the charm of Quito’s UNESCO World Heritage old town at the exquisite Casa Gangotena Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Ecuador’s vibrant capital, this elegant boutique hotel invites you into a world of luxury and history. Recognized by Relais & Châteaux, Casa Gangotena offers more than just accommodation—it’s an experience. Wake up to freshly brewed coffee and a sumptuous breakfast before a guided walking tour through the city’s rich heritage. And don’t miss the chance to capture the moment at Latitude 000, where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere for the ultimate Instagram-worthy photo. Your adventure begins here.

Experience Quito’s Culture and Cuisine

Delve into the vibrant tapestry of Quito’s culture with a visit to local markets and historical sites.  Indulge in a tasting session of Ecuadorian chocolate, where each decadent bite transports you to the heart of the country’s cacao-growing regions. Continue your culinary journey with an unforgettable dining experience at Nuema, an award-winning restaurant hailed Ecuador’s best by the World’s 50 Best. Each moment in Quito sets the stage for the extraordinary journey ahead.

 

Infinity Yacht

Set Sail on the Infinity Expedition Yacht

A Premium Yacht Experience

Step into luxury aboard the Infinity Expedition Yacht, where every cabin offers panoramic views and private balconies for that touch of elegance. Enjoy amenities like individual climate control, TV & DVD player, and onboard WiFi. Unwind in the fully stocked bar, inviting living room, and expansive outdoor decks. Imagine relaxing in the jacuzzi under the stars, embracing the serenity of the ocean on a voyage that promises unparalleled indulgence…

Pinch Me Moment

Picture yourself island hopping and landing on remote deserted beaches by private yacht, channeling your inner James Bond.

Infinity Yacht Suite
Infinity Yacht - Upper Deck Staterooms
Infinity Yacht Stateroom Balcony
Exclusive Encounters, Galapagos Ecuador

Naturalist Guides

Embark on a voyage guided by two onboard experts, our naturalist guides. Their expertise unveils hidden wonders and enriches every encounter with the extraordinary wildlife of the Galápagos. From identifying rare species to sharing captivating insights, the guides ensure that each moment aboard the expedition yacht is filled with discovery and wonder.

Infinity Yacht Sundeck

Worry-Free Vacation

From the moment you step aboard, the dedicated crew and expert naturalist guides take care of every detail. Feel your stress melt away as we ensure your journey is both enriching and relaxing. Whether you’re embarking on a guided excursion or lounging on the deck with a refreshing drink, trust that we have everything covered for your ultimate enjoyment and peace of mind.

Infinity Yacht Social Area

Gourmet Dining Experience

Indulge in exquisite meals prepared by skilled chefs, catering to your every culinary desire.

Unforgettable Memories

Create lasting memories and experience the wonders of the Galápagos intimately and exclusively. Remember, when you travel with The Divine Destination Collection, perfect personal touches and surprises await!

Giving Back to the Community

At The Divine Destination Collection, we’re committed to giving back to the communities and destinations we visit. In Ecuador, we proudly support The Rainforest Foundation, dedicated to protecting land in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Your participation in our journey helps preserve the region’s natural beauty and biodiversity. Learn more about The Rainforest Foundation and its important work.

Maximum Exploration, Galapagos Ecuador
Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Why a Yacht-Based Expedition is the Best Way to Experience the Galápagos

Maximum Exploration

Imagine waking up each morning to a new, stunning destination. Traveling by yacht allows you to visit more islands and remote locations that most travelers only dream of. With our overnight journeys, you’ll greet each day with fresh vistas and endless opportunities for adventure.

Unmatched Flexibility

A yacht-based expedition offers the ultimate in flexibility. Our expert crew adjusts itineraries based on weather conditions and wildlife sightings, ensuring you have the best possible experience. Picture yourself exploring secluded coves and lesser-frequented shorelines, enjoying intimate encounters with the untouched beauty of nature.

Exclusive Encounters

Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the pristine wonders of the Galápagos. Yacht travel ensures you spend more time in these magical locations with fewer tourists, enhancing your connection to the incredible wildlife and landscapes. This is your chance to experience the Galápagos in a way few ever will—personal, exclusive, and deeply transformative.

This isn’t just a trip; it’s a journey that promises unparalleled luxury, adventure, and a deep spiritual connection. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and discover why a yacht-based tour is truly the best way to experience the Galápagos.

Galapagos land iguana

Tailoring Your Galápagos Experience to Perfection

Each day brings new discoveries as you explore a different port in the Galápagos Islands. Wake up to panoramic views from your private balcony, then choose your adventure for the day. While expert naturalist guides lead planned activities and excursions, you also have the freedom to tailor each day to your preferences. Whether it’s snorkeling with sea turtles, kayaking along the coastline, or simply basking in the sun on the deck, the possibilities are endless. With your suite onboard, you have the flexibility to create a truly personalized and unforgettable journey.

Why Choose The Divine Destination Collection?

At The Divine Destination Collection, we don’t just offer trips; we provide transformative journeys that resonate with your soul. We curate experiences that go beyond the ordinary, unveiling the hidden gems and sacred wonders of the world.

Travel with Meaning

Our adventures are not just about luxury and adventure; they are about finding deeper meaning in your travels. We create magical, immersive moments where luxury, adventure, and spirituality converge, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a renewed sense of purpose.

Style and Comfort

Traveling with us means traveling in style. Say goodbye to long bus rides and generic accommodations. We prioritize your comfort, offering minimal bus travel, exquisite dining experiences, and intimate, exclusive accommodations that make you feel right at home.

Attention to Detail

Rest assured, every detail of your journey is meticulously planned and executed. From the moment you book your trip to the final farewell, our dedicated team ensures that every aspect of your experience exceeds your expectations.

Your Hosts

Meet our co-founders, Deb Niven and Allison Frame. With over five decades of combined travel experience, they are more than just hosts—they are your guides, your companions, and your friends on this incredible journey. Their presence ensures that every decision is made with your utmost satisfaction in mind, without the need for calls to a distant head office.

Deb Niven

Deb Niven

VISIONARY AND CONNECTION MAKER

Allison Frame

Allison Frame

CHIEF LUXURY, ADVENTURE AND RELATIONSHIP OFFICER

Galapagos, sea lion at sunset

Early Bird Special

Book your spot before September 1, 2024, and save $300 per person! Pay by USD cheque, bank transfer, or money order and save an additional $350. Use the code: DIVINE-EB to take advantage of this offer.

Why Wait?

This is more than a trip; it’s a transformative experience. The Galápagos Islands will touch your soul and ignite your spirit. Imagine the thrill of adventure, the serenity of nature, and the magic of making unforgettable memories. Join us for a journey that promises to deepen your connection with the world and renew your sense of wonder.

Book Now!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with The Divine Destination Collection. Experience the Galápagos in unparalleled luxury and create memories that will last forever. Your extraordinary journey awaits—secure your spot today. 

Luxury Reimagined: Meaningful Experiences and Sustainable Travel

Luxury Reimagined: Meaningful Experiences and Sustainable Travel

Luxury Reimagined: Meaningful Experiences and Sustainable Travel

Looking to make your travels as meaningful as they are memorable? At The Divine Destination Collection, we’re not just about ticking off places on a map – we’re all about igniting your wanderlust while making a conscious effort to embark on sustainable journeys, that leave a positive impact.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Travel with The Divine Destination Collection

Luxury travel has evolved beyond the traditional notions of extravagance. It’s about immersing yourself in unforgettable experiences that go beyond the surface. It’s the intimacy of dining with locals on Ireland’s west coast, where a heartfelt serenade under the setting sun leaves you spellbound. It’s the raw emotion of feeding elephants at a Rehabilitation Centre, where tears flow freely as you connect deeply with these majestic creatures. It’s the immersion in a local Mayan community, where laughter fills the air and the joy of interaction with the children warms your heart, while ancient traditions ignite the soul in a fiery temazcal, followed by a refreshing swim in a mystical cenote. Ready to embark on a journey that positively impacts both you and the planet? Join us as we unveil five thoughtful strategies to travel sustainably together.

Eco-Friendly Luxury Accommodations:

Choose accommodations that prioritize energy efficiency, waste reduction, and community support. At The Divine Destination Collection, we handpick sustainable luxury accommodations that embody these values. For instance, Maroma, a Belmond hotel nestled in the Riviera Maya, utilizes solar energy and supports local artisans through initiatives like the “Artisans of Belmond”. Similarly, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, a wildlife oasis in South Africa, boasts an award-winning eco-friendly design and a steadfast commitment to conservation. By choosing properties like these, you not only rejuvenate your soul but also contribute to a greener tomorrow with all the modern comforts.

Local Community Engagement:

Forge connections with local artisans, craftsmen, and businesses to foster economic growth and preserve cultural heritage. On our most recent trip to Havana, Cuba we partnered with Bacoretto, a small family-run farm producing gluten-free flour from local ingredients like banana, coconut, and yucca addressing Cuba’s food crisis with innovation and sustainability. Our support for local artisans like these directly contributes to Cuban entrepreneurs’ resilience, promoting economic growth and cultural preservation in the community.

Carbon Offsets:

Offset your carbon footprint by backing initiatives that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy projects and forest conservation programs. Did you know that a single flight’s carbon footprint can rival a year of car usage, as per the David Suzuki Foundation? To travel responsibly, opt for economy class, non-stop flights, and airlines with strong environmental commitments.

You can also offset your flights by investing in projects that slash carbon emissions. It’s like giving our planet a virtual high-five! While carbon offsetting is a step in the right direction it’s not a magic wand; if you choose to offset, look for options from reputable sources like The Gold Standard. They’re the gold standard (pun intended) for offset projects, ensuring top-notch environmental criteria are met.

In line with our commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint, The Divine Destination Collection is excited to announce our partnership with the Rainforest Foundation in support of our upcoming Galapagos trip in 2025. Through this collaboration, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rainforest Foundation, dedicated to acquiring and protecting pristine rainforest in the Ecuadorian province of Pastaza. This region is crucial for preserving the biodiversity of the Amazon and combating climate change.

Responsible Travel Practices:

Adopt responsible travel habits like minimizing single-use plastics and respecting local customs. At The Divine Destination Collection, we equip travellers with refillable water bottles wherever possible and opt for digital itinerary apps to reduce reliance on disposable materials. These seemingly small actions collectively contribute to a more sustainable travel experience for all involved.

Consider embracing the concept of “slow travel,” immersing yourself deeply in local cultures and savouring a more relaxed pace. By settling in at one destination, you not only minimize transportation emissions but also alleviate stress, allowing for a richer, more meaningful exploration of your surroundings.

Cultural Preservation:

 Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of global cultures by supporting local artisans who preserve traditional crafts and customs. Our co-founders Allison and Deb personally seek out and engage with artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses, offering travelers meaningful and authentic experiences. Whether it’s mastering the art of ceviche making in Peru or exploring the vibrant world of local graffiti artists in Havana, our curated journeys celebrate cultural diversity and foster mutual understanding.

Education Initiatives:

Knowledge is power! At The Divine Destination Collection, we recognize the transformative power of education. That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting educational programs worldwide, enriching the lives of local children and communities. From donations to the Bwindi Watoto School in Uganda and the Tongabezi Trust School in Zambia to the Emma Rosa Chuy School in Havana, we give back to education in destinations, supporting programs that educate children and the local community about sustainability and wildlife preservation.

Are you ready to travel with meaning? At The Divine Destination Collection, our journeys transcend mere sightseeing; we empower conscious travelers like you to make a difference. It’s a continuous commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation, from eco-friendly luxury accommodations to local community engagement and carbon offsetting. Join us as we explore the world with intention, leaving a legacy of positive impact for future generations. Share your sustainable travel tips with us and start your journey towards meaningful travel today.

Travelling with The Divine Destination Collection was a game-changer for me. Every moment felt purposeful and unforgettable. From luxurious eco-friendly stays to meaningful community engagements, every detail was thoughtfully curated. Knowing that my journey supported local artisans and conservation efforts made it even more fulfilling. This isn’t just travel; it’s a transformative experience that leaves a positive impact on both you and the world. Can’t wait for my next adventure with them!”

Michelle S.