Immerse yourself in the wealth of Galapagos Islands' wildlife -- from giant tortoises to blue-footed boobies -- with this fully escorted, land-only package for $1149 per person.
Similar Galapagos packages with the same lodges and in-depth tours cost at least $1050 per person more.
Highlights of the six-night adventure include snorkeling with sea lions and sea turtles, kayaking off the coast of an island, and touring the Charles Darwin Research Center. The deal includes:
This package does not include roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Quito or Guayaquil, or from Ecuador to Galapagos' Baltra airport. However, you can add on airfare to Baltra (at an additional cost) when booking through Red Mangrove.
Additional fees (the Galapagos park entrance fee of $100 per person, the Ecuador entry tax of $10 per person and gratuities) are not included and must be paid while on the trip.
Arrive select dates in September-December 2013 for $1149; this package comes with stays in the divers' lodges in Santa Cruz and Isabela islands. For $100 more per person, upgrade to the Aventura Lodge and Isabela Lodge, more updated waterfront lodges. Dates in 2014 (staying in the upgraded lodges) also cost $1249 per person.