23941
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Natural & Cultural Wonders: A Galápagos Voyage for Women

Learn about iconic wildlife, delicate ecosystems and the science-altering legacy of Charles Darwin on a Galápagos voyage just for women.
Program No. 23941RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
5,299
Flights start at
500

At a Glance

An extraordinary voyage deserves extraordinary companions, and that’s just what you’ll find on this in-depth expedition. Join a small group of Road Scholar women and study unique animal and plant species in one of the world’s most extraordinary settings — the Galápagos Islands. Encounter the fascinating wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, learn about efforts to preserve the fragile Galapagos Island ecosystems and animals, and bond with new friends on this unforgettable and empowering voyage.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Daily walks on sharp volcanic stones and loose rocks. Potentially rough water transferring from yacht into a Zodiac. Wet and dry Zodiac landings onshore. Quito, Ecuador has an elevation of 9,350 feet. Some participants fly in a day early to acclimate.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Navigate inlets, swim with sea lions, and snorkel off remote beaches in search of tropical marine life.
  • Share the islands with the exotic animals that made the Galápagos famous, including Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin's finches, and giant tortoises.
  • Learn about the unique and hardy vegetation of the Galápagos including lava cacti, Scalesia trees, lichens, mangroves and Opuntia cacti.

General Notes

Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galápagos National Park and can be changed without prior notice. Please refer to the date-specific detailed itinerary on the Road Scholar website to check on the vessel and visitor sites included in your program. The expedition-style Galápagos vessels offered on this program can hold 16 passengers in comfortable cabins with en suite facilities.
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