Silversea Expeditions is offering travelers the opportunity to take advantage of special cruise and land packages for its 2013 Galápagos program.

Eight new shorter Silver Galapagos voyages of just 3 and 4 days have been combined with pre- and post-cruise South America land adventures to create a collection of enticing vacation packages of 8, 10 or 11 days.

"These new cruise and land packages are convenient options for the luxury traveler who wants to experience a Galápagos cruise adventure and also explore some of the most intriguing regions of South America -- but who may not have time for a lengthy vacation," said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas.

NEW 2013 GALÁPAGOS EXPEDITION CRUISES

The new 4-day, Baltra-to-San Cristóbal expedition voyages, encompassing the islands of Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and Seymour Norte, are:

8301A: September 28 - October 2
8307A: November 9 - 13
8309A: November 23 - 27
8311A: December 7 - 11

The new 3-day, San Cristóbal-to-Baltra voyages, tracing a route through the islands of Española, Santa Cruz, and Plazas Sur, are:

8303B: October 16 - 19
8307B: November 13 - 16
8309B: November 27 - 30
8311B: December 11 - 14