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Walking amongst dozing Galapagos Sea Lions on Espanola Island
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Observing Galapagos Giant Tortoises foraging peacefully on Santa Cruz
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Challenging ourselves to distinguish the Darwin's Finches
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Watching the interactions among the bizarre Swallow-tailed Gulls on South Plaza
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Discovering the unique Chocolate Chip Sea Star clinging to the rocks while snorkelling

Galapagos Islands with alumni UBC II

Nov 28 - Dec 08, 2022

11 days | Ecuador | alumni UBC Travel Club

Considered by many to be the archetypal ‘living laboratory’ of evolution, the Galapagos Islands have a natural appeal for ardent travellers. On this exclusive voyage of discovery aboard a 16-passenger yacht, you can explore these magical islands that inspired Charles Darwin and generations since. What’s more, you can do so in the company of a leading, modern-day evolutionary biologist who has worked in the Galapagos and who can provide rare insight into the significance of this archipelago.

This full eight-day cruise ensures you visit several islands and have the opportunity for a fulfilling experience of the landscapes and habitats which, while perhaps desolate at first sight, are home to a wonderfully strange and abundant wildlife.

Your study leader and your onboard Galapagos naturalist guide will lead daily island walks on on-board discussions that put everything into context. And what is so special about the Galapagos experience is that the wildlife here acts as though humans are nothing more than a passing interest, allowing us to observe them up close. Undisturbed by our nearness, they engage in intriguing courtship displays, groom one another, forage, and nurture their young. You’ll skirt past nesting boobies, giant tortoises grazing in the lush highlands and dinosaur-like iguanas sunning themselves on black lava shores. While we swim or snorkel, tiny Galapagos Penguins and playful sea lions dart by us through the waters like torpedoes. There is simply no place in the world quite like the Galapagos Islands!

Join fellow alumni UBC travellers for this intimate and exclusive experience of the Galapagos!
 
 
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alumni UBC Travel Club Expedition Cruise Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6870  Including all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
12 - 15 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in Quito and onboard the M/Y Beluga, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by an alumni UBC Study Leader (TBA) and a bilingual naturalist guide on board. Taxes and gratuities of US$275 are included.

"The Galapagos Islands inspire you to think differently about the world."
"We were absolutely thrilled with our Galapagos Islands trip and the daily activities. Truly the trip of a lifetime. Thank you!"
" Everything about this trip was first class and magical." - Rob. J

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Quito
2Sightseeing in Quito and a visit to the Quito Botanical Gardens
3Flight to Baltra, Galapagos and board the M/Y Beluga
4 - 9Exploring the Galapagos Islands, including Santa Fe, South Plaza, San Cristóbal, Española, Santa Cruz, Santiago, and Genovesa
10Turtle Cove, Baltra, fly to Quito
11 Depart Quito
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Ship Information

We charter the M/Y Beluga exclusively for our group. This steel-hulled motor yacht is 33.5 metres long, accommodating 14 passengers and 8 crew. She travels at a speed of 12 knots, allowing us to get to 8 islands comfortably during our 8-day expedition cruise. She is well-appointed with comfortable private cabins and ample lounge and observation deck space.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Expedition Cruise Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6870  Including all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
12 - 15 participants

What’s included: Accommodation in Quito and onboard the M/Y Beluga, most meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by an alumni UBC Study Leader (TBA) and a bilingual naturalist guide on board. Taxes and gratuities of US$275 are included.

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