ECUADOR: 9 Days Birding or Photography - Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are recognized worldwide for their great biodiversity and endemic-ism. In the enchanted islands you will enjoy photographing wildlife only a few meters away.
This can be a stand-alone tour or an add on to any of our other Ecuador tours with the option to customize the itinerary on the mainland.
Our itinerary is specially designed to photograph the most beautiful and emblematic species of the islands. We will visit the best places for wildlife viewing and photography.
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We have just had the pleasure of spending 30 days with Casper in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. It was a most exhilarating experience, and one not to be missed. All travelling and accommodation arrangements ran very smoothly, with local guides providing outstanding photographic and ornithological skills, which made the whole trip an absolute pleasure to be part of. Nothing was too much trouble for Casper whose kind and patient personality was a bonus. We look forward to our next trip with Casper, which on past experience, will be another outstanding, and good value for money expedition - Chris and Helen Gregory, October 2021
This is a land-based trip and all accommodation is on land. Island day trips and sea boat day trips start each day with walks or short transfers to a nearby port where you will embark a boat or to a nearby national reserve.
Total luggage weight allowed on flight between islands:12kg (including hand luggage) for flight to Isabella Island. There will be at least three opportunities to have laundry done so no need to pack 8 sets of clothes.You can safely leave any extra luggage at the hotel on the mainland while we are visiting the Galapagos.
Please note that during January, February and March the Waved Albatrosses are not present on Espanola Island.
Weather considerations: The sea is more calm and the weather drier from December to April while the sea can be more rough from May to November which are the "wetter" months.
Snorkels, masks, flippers and wetsuits are included and provided. The snorkeling sessions are around 1 hour and is easy and fun, you can always return the boat whenever you feel to do so.If you prefer not to snorkel there is always the option to continue birding from the boat or on the beach.
The tour starts and end in Guayaquil city.
The best months to travel to the Galapagos are from May to August, this is the nesting season, but September and October are still excellent birding months.
2 pax US$ 6800 per person
4 pax US$ 5900 per person
6 pax US$ 5500 per person
8 pax US$ 5000 per person
All accommodation (land based accommodation on the Galapagos islands), meals and transfers, photography/wildlife guide, entrance and daily park fees and taxes, boat trips, boat transfer and flight between islands, domestic flights: Quito – Galapagos – Quito or Guayaquil - Galapagos - Guayaquil, snorkel gear
International flights, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, travel and medical insurance, laundry or any other additional services, tips.