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MV Origin


Luxury vessel for exploring the islands


The ultimate vessel for discovering the Galapagos


Spacious deck


Dining Room


Luxury double bed cabin


Luxury twin bed cabin


Jacuzzi deck

MV Origin, Galapagos Islands

The finest vessel in the region with the best ratio of expert naturalists to guests

Only available as part of a tailor-made tour of Ecuador & the Galápagos, or a wider Latin America journey 

MV Origin is a premium-class yacht, custom-built for exploring the Galápagos and now part of Relais & Châteaux, confirming its reputation as the finest vessel in the region. There are two dedicated expert naturalist guides on board to teach you all about the incredible wildlife, at a ratio of one guide per 10 guests (the lowest ratio in the Galapagos). Enjoyland and water-based excursions to the most exciting sights of the Galápagos


Combining modern sophistication with understated luxury, the Deluxe Staterooms feature large windows with ocean views, Apple TV pre-loaded with films and a rainfall shower with ocean view.

Activities & Experiences

Your expert naturalist guides will reveal the most wildlife-abundant islands, where a hike up the beach or over the volcanic foothills is sure to take you up close to some of the rarest creatures in the world. Explore the rocky coasts by Zodiac, kayak, stand-up paddle board or glass-bottom boat. This is also one of the best snorkelling destinations in the world, where the most unique marine creatures in the ocean reign supreme. There's also a small gym if all of the swimming, snorkelling and walking leaves you wanting even more exercise.

Facilities & Services

The public areas are spacious (with a choice of 3 lounges) and the cosy library is stocked with books on all things Galápagos, so you can learn all about Darwin at your leisure. The Jacuzzi is a great spot to unwind after a day of exploration and the spacious sun deck has inviting chairs, loungers and hammocks; relax while taking in the views and sipping drinks from the wet bar or enjoying delicious barbecue cuisine.

When it comes to mealtimes, the luxury only increases. Enjoy expertly prepared international and Ecuadorian favourites, while great care is paid to dietary requirements and allergies.

Weather & Seasons

Seasons are split into cool and dry (June - November) and warm and wet (December - June), with the warmer season being the best time to visit Galápagos for warmer, calmer seas and good underwater visibility.

Getting Here

It's a 2 hour flight from Quito to Baltra Island, with a half hour touchdown in Guayaquil enroute.

Consider Also

Casa Gangotena in Quito

Hacienda Zuleta in the Andes near Ortavalo

See our amendable 12 Night Luxury Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

See our suggested 9 Night Highlights of Peru Tour

More ideas for Adventures in South America

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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