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Galapagos: A Living Laboratory of Evolution

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Bolivia  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 5199 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5199 US Dollar (USD)

Take a photographic voyage with our company and pro nature photographer, Lewis Kemper, to the Galapagos Islands where evolution literally takes place before your eyes! Isolated from the mainland of Ecuador for millions of years, the Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most unusual species and diverse landscapes in the world. You’ll have the chance of a lifetime to capture rare and amazing images of the islands’ varied geology and astounding wildlife including giant tortoises, 5-foot long marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and the world’s only equatorial penguin!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Quito. Overnight in Quito.

Day 2: Galapos. An early morning flight from Quito brings you to the Galapagos Archipelago. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to our yacht – your home for the next seven nights. This afternoon we head to our first island and the beginning of a week filled with mysteries of the natural world. Includes: (D).

Days 3 - 8: Galapos. We will visit and photograph 8 to 10 islands during our unforgettable voyage. Here is the specific island itinerary for your trip: Rabida, Bartolome, Genovesa, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Espanola, San Cristoba, Lobos, Santa Fe. Each day you leave the comfort of our yacht and go ashore in our panga (the local word for dinghies, Zodiacs, etc.) to remote areas of the islands for photography and natural history walks through the Galapagos’s unique ecology. Our crew takes excellent care of you with delicious meals and attends to all your creature comforts on board.

On the islands our naturalist guide shows you the diversity of Galapagos life and teaches you about the area’s natural history while Lewis Kemper will help you improve your photography skills. This is everyone’s chance to photograph unusual marine iguanas, snorkel with playful sea lions, and just take in the unique landscape of ancient volcanic turmoil. Except for a few settlements, the entire archipelago a national park and the beaches and meandering footpaths invite relaxation and fanciful dreams. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Galapagos - Quito. This morning we visit one last island and say goodbye to Darwin’s inspiration before transferring to the airport for your late morning/early afternoon flight back to Quito. Overnight in Quito. Includes: (B).

Day 10: Home departure. End of the tour.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Quest workshop fee
- 2 nights comfortable hotels, in Quito
- 7 nights double occupancy cabins on board yacht
- All meals while in the Galapagos
- Naturalist guide while on yacht
- All domestic transfers, breakfasts at hotel
- International arrival/departure transfers
- Entrance to Galapagos National Park.

Price Excludes:
- International flights
- Afternoon meals while in towns or cities
- Optional excursions
- Optional Insurance with Travel Guard
- Airport taxes ($39: International airport departure tax)
- Snorkeling gear
- Gratuities.