The Galapagos Islands

May 11-18, 2024

From $5,495 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy.

Featuring Dan Morgan, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Science and Principal Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Feel the thrill of encountering the flora and fauna that famously inspired Darwin-and in his footsteps, generations of nature lovers. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. In a place where human presence is relatively minimal, take the opportunity to observe and photograph these remarkable species up close-either sitting quietly to watch blue-footed boobies or snorkeling with inquisitive and playful sea lions.

Optional Mashpi Lodge pre-tour and Machu Picchu post-tour available.

Call (615) 322-3673 or contact us to learn more and register.

  • Accommodations
  • Program Inclusions
    • 2 nights at the 5-star Casa Gangotena hotel in Quito (or similar) prior to embarkation
    • 4 nights aboard the Isabela II with exploration bypanga boats and glass-bottom boats, naturalist-led hikes and excursions, andevening lectures
    • 1 night at Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel - Quito (or similar) after disembarkation
    • A welcome reception in Quito, plus 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners
    • A city tour of Quito
    • All excursions and presentations
    • Complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boards, shorty wetsuits, and snorkeling equipment
    • Galapagos National Park entrance fee and transit card
    • Internal airfare (from Quito to the islands on Day 3, and return to Quito on Day 7)
    • Gratuities to local guides, hotel porters, and drivers in Quito
    • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.