Galapagos tailor made adventure vacation

A week long, tailor made vacation, staying in hotels on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands. With some guided tours built into the itinerary, on land and at sea, sometimes joining other guided groups.
Santa Cruz Island Isabela Island Land based Galapagos, staying in hotels Charles Darwin Research Station Punta Estrada Channels of Love Las Grietas Puerto Villamil Boat trip to Cape Rosa “Wall of Tears” Giant Tortoise Breeding Center Hike to Sierra Negra volcanic crater Chico Volcano Isabela’s giant tortoises Tintoreras Islets Marine iguanas
Price
US $2217 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Countries
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
Type
Tailor made
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More info
Domestic flights cost USD 550-575pp (subject to change).
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Description of Galapagos tailor made adventure vacation

Price information

US $2217 excluding flights
Domestic flights cost USD 550-575pp (subject to change).
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Galapagos wildlife
The behaviour of wildlife on Galápagos does vary, so you may want to take this into consideration – whether you want to play with penguins, swim with ...
Galapagos land-based

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Galapagos tailor made adventure vacation

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Reviewed on 01 Feb 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Everything. However, I believe that seeing parts of our amazing planet untouched by humans was to me breathtaking.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Go, immerse yourselves, enjoy, come home and do something positive to help keep our planet and it's amazing wildlife.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I'm not sure. I am concerned that overpopulation, climate change and increasing tourism is likely to threaten the Galapagos.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Breathtaking!!

Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing all the animals was a wonderful experience. The accommodation was lovely and we were looked after by the local guides every step of the way.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If you are thinking about booking just do it! You will have a wonderful time

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We chose to stay on the Islands so we helped the local economy by using the hotels restaurants and shops. Every hotel offered facilities to refill our water bottles.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A fantastic vacation I can’t rate it highly enough. We were looked after from start to finish.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

For every visitor we take to the Galapagos we donate £25 to the Galapagos Conservation Trust www.gct.org who work to protect and conserve the Galapagos islands.

We are also an active member of IGTOA http://www.igtoa.org/, a non profit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that seek a lasting protection of the Galapagos Islands. We lobby for conservation, fund projects, and promote and practice sustainable tourism.

The boats we use are all locally owned and operated yachts, and accompanied by professional naturalist guides certified by the Darwin Research Station.

On our Galapagos adventure vacation give people free membership to the Conservation Trust, we have IGTOA membership who campaign to protect the islands, we employ local staff all the way on the trip, only use hotels owned by locals, all the food is sourced locally, no rubbish is left anywhere by us or guides. No wildlife is disturbed and we operate a strict policy leaving the animals and flora alone.

The Galapagos was the first natural site to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - 1979. It is also a Biosphere Reserve and Whale Sanctuary.

The Galapagos is a worldwide model for eco-tourism. Here you are able to visit an area of great natural beauty and encounter, at close quarters, animal species that have no fear of humans. Strict regulations govern all tourist activities and are rigidly enforced and tourist numbers are restricted.

We are supporting two charities, the UK registered charity Amantani - which is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targeted help that is educational & sustainable - and Huchuy Yachaq, a Cusco-based project which we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A percentage of our income goes to support those projects.

People

The trip employs locals only, so all wages and taxes are kept in country, helping to create a beneficial relationship between tourism and the local community.

All guides are Galapagos residents and trained there, giving them a unique bond to the islands and the protection of the wildlife, plus making sure that the benefits of tourism are felt by those that live on the islands.

This also means that locals get great life skills, such as learning foreign languages so as to work in tourism, at home and abroad.

We use small, locally-owned hotels wherever possible and encourage people to use local restaurants, plus tips, which is part of the culture in the country.

The boats we use are all locally owned and operated yachts, and accompanied by professional naturalist guides certified by the Darwin Research Station.

Membership of IGTOA means we are actively looking to help to preserve the islands and the way of life for islanders, as well as the wildlife.

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