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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR

Adventures Afloat: The Galapagos: Natural and Cultural History

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Program #6043RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Study unique animal and plant species in one of the world's most extraordinary settings — the Galápagos.


Highlights

• Encounter the exotic animals that made the Galápagos famous including Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin finches, giant tortoises, and Marine Iguanas.
• Navigate the inlets, swim with sea lions, and snorkel off remote beaches in search of tropical marine life.
• Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz in search of giant tortoises living in the wild.


Program Notes

Starting in June, this program will begin and finish in Quito instead of in Guayaquil. On Day 10 participants will fly from the Galapagos Islands to Quito and have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Departures will be from Quito on Day 11.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Wet and dry landings involve transferring in rough waters from the yacht into a zodiac and stepping into either knee-deep water or onto rocky, slippery pathways. Quito elevation is 9,600 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Quito (Ecuador), 2 nights; embark Tip Top III, 7 nights (ports of call include Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago Island, Bartolome Island, Genovesa Island, Puerto Egas, Isabela Island, Fernandina Island); disembark Baltra Island, flight to Guayaquil, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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