Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Adventure
March 27 - April 4, 2021
Details:
  • The tour will start and end in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Photographers of all skill levels are welcome, as well as their significant others.
  • A deposit of $650 is required upon sign-up.
  • The balance is required 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
  • The trip includes 3 nights in 4 star hotels and a 4 night cruise.
  • The tour will end in Quito or Guayaquil (depending on your international flights) - the cost remains the same.  Depending on your flight time you may require an additional night at the end of the tour.  Please advise us if you'd like us to organize this on your behalf.

Join us on a once of a life time photography adventure to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.  First we'll explore Ecuador's Cloudforest, with our specialist birding guide.    Then we'll head to the Galapagos Islands.  Located 620 miles off the west coast of Ecuador, this World Heritage Site seems a world apart from anywhere else on earth.  In this brutal and breathtaking, volcanic landscape, the islands, and their surrounding ocean, offer a unique opportunity to observe and study an incredible diversity of wildlife and plant life, in one of the Earth’s greatest natural laboratories. 

The almost entire isolation of these islands, for millions of years, has led to a high level of endemism, with a staggering number of species being found nowhere else on earth. Millions of sea birds, land and marine iguanas, fur seals, playful sea lions, and the endangered Galapagos tortoise call these islands home.  Being largely unaffected by humans, they have never learned to fear them. This lack of fear allows for incredible, up-close encounters with wildlife and has led to the Galapagos Islands being considered one the worlds foremost wildlife-viewing destinations.

 

Today, most of the 13 major and 7 smaller islands remain uninhabited with over 97% of the archipelago preserved as a national park.

 

As a result of these conservation efforts, the Galapagos Islands remains one of the world’s most pristine and unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with a remarkable array of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and bird species to be seen.

Land/Cruise cost: $3,999 pp Sharing
Single supplement:  $2,300 pp
Deposit: $750 pp
Participants: Minimum 8 - Maximum 16 
Inclusions:
  • 8 nights accommodation based on double occupancy 

  • breakfast daily

  • Full-board on cruise

  • Private airport transfers

  • Private driver/guide on land based portion of trip

  • Private birding guide at Bellavista Cloudforest Lodge

  • Morning and afternoon guided excursions aboard the cruise

  • Galapagos transit fee - $20 pp

  • Galapagos National Park fee - $100 pp

  • Use of snorkelling gear on cruise

  • Use of kayaks on cruise

Exclusions:
  • International flights

  • Galapagos flights - approx. $540 pp

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Meals not mentioned

  • Use of wetsuits

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Gratuities for guides

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