Galapagos Nature Expedition Offers Savings on March 5 Trip

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Galapagos Nature Expedition Offers Savings on March 5 Trip

Published 02/14/2010

(Birmingham, Alabama) -  International Expeditions, a nature travel company, is offering single travelers a savings of $1,200 on its March 5 Galapagos Voyage departure. While reaping savings of 20 percent off regular fares, solo travelers will enjoy exploring the unique landscapes, flora and fauna of nine extraordinary islands with other like-minded individuals.

Now in its 30th year of offering thoughtfully crafted itineraries to interesting destinations around the world, International Expeditions features passionate local naturalist guides who lead a roster of small-group journeys. Guides on this sought-after Galapagos cruise are licensed at the highest level (Level 3) by the Galapagos National Park; and enhance travelers’ experiences by sharing their in-depth knowledge and bringing them within inches of giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins, iguanas, short-eared owls and many other animals.

On the 10-day Galapagos Voyage itinerary, International Expeditions’ 32-guest M/V Evolution navigates to nine captivating islands, and unlike larger vessels, is small enough to access some of the most compelling sites, including outlying Genovesa (Tower) Island, which features thousands of red-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and storm-petrels. The ship’s pangas (landing craft) are used several times a day to go easily and quickly ashore. Onboard, guests sail in comfort with first-rate accommodations, fine cuisine and a host of amenities including an observation deck (perfect for whale watching), sun deck and canopied bar, plus complimentary snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and kayaks.

While touring the archipelago’s dramatic landscapes, travelers also visit Fernandina and Isabela Island, where small volcanoes have recently erupted, and Tagus Cove, a beautifully well-protected area sheltered by two enormous volcanic craters. Here, guests can snorkel in the crystal blue waters with green sea turtles (underwater visibility is best in March), see marine iguanas nesting, and hike uphill for a stunning view of Darwin’s Lake and nearby craters. With authentic travel at the root of International Expeditions’ programming, guests have the opportunity to tour Puerto Ayora, the islands’ largest human settlement with ample time to stroll through the colorful art galleries and boutiques.

In addition to daily snorkeling and outings through desert terrain, lush rainforests, volcanic soils and powder-white beaches, other highlights include a visit to the Darwin Research Center, world famous for its tortoise breeding programs; an exploration of Santiago Island, a haven for finches, doves and Galapagos hawks; and a sailing to Kicker Rock, a rocky mass jutting over 500 feet from the ocean.

Per person prices for the 10-day Galapagos Voyage departing March 5 start at $4,798 per person (with the single supplement savings), and include accommodations, Galapagos National Park tax and transit fees, daily excursions, most meals, local transportation, guides, transfers and tips to porters and waiters for included meals. International and in-country flights are not included, though arrangements can be made through International Expeditions. Additional Galapagos Voyage departures are offered year-round, with per person prices starting at $4,798 based on double occupancy.

Founded in 1980, International Expeditions is the World Leader in Nature Travel, specializing in small group and independent journeys to the most exhilarating destinations around the globe. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, International Expeditions is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits.

For more information or an International Expeditions brochure, call an International Expeditions Travel Planner at 1-800-633-4734, see your travel agent, e-mail, or visit




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