Helena, Ala. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Budget savvy travelers can reconnect with nature and take advantage of free international and in-country airfare on a January Galapagos adventure offered by nature travel expert International Expeditions. Travelers on IE’s January 25, 2013 Galapagos Islands cruise will save an average of $1,100 per person by combining roundtrip airfare from Miami on LAN Airlines with flights to the islands — all while enjoying an immersive look at Darwin’s “Enchanted Isles.”
On the 10-day Galapagos cruise, guests travel aboard the 32-guest yacht M/V Evolution enjoying a 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, spacious cabins and a casual atmosphere while exploring. Plus, traveling with small groups of curious, like-minded travelers ensures everyone feels comfortable even in this remote archipelago.
“Never have I seen so may people from all different backgrounds having so much fun together,” said Janie King of Las Vegas, Nev., an IE traveler in the Galapagos. “The Evolution had a great group of travelers and a great group of staff.”
This immersive expedition navigates to captivating islands, where the small group size allows for easy access to the wildlife and far more personal attention than guests find aboard larger cruise ships. Onboard, guests sail in comfort with spacious accommodations, fine cuisine and a host of amenities including an observation deck (perfect for whale watching) and canopied bar, plus complimentary snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and kayaks.
January is an ideal time for avid snorkelers to visit the Galapagos Islands, as this month offers the best underwater visibility. Guests can take advantage of International Expeditions’ daily water swimming and snorkeling opportunities to spot golden rays, white-tipped reef sharks and green sea turtles in the cool Pacific waters.
In addition to daily snorkeling and hiking through deserts, rainforests and volcanic terrain, other highlights include a visit to the volcanically active island of Fernandina to search for flightless cormorants and the largest marine iguanas. IE travelers will also stop at the Charles Darwin Research Center, famous for its tortoise breeding programs, and explore of Santiago Island, a haven for finches, doves and Galapagos hawks.
Highly trained Galapagos naturalist guides enhance travelers’ experiences by sharing their in-depth knowledge and bringing them within inches of giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins and other animals.
Prices for the 2013 Galapagos cruises start at $5,098, and include accommodations, all excursions, most meals, transfers and tips to porters and waiters for included meals.
For information or a Galapagos Islands Cruise brochure, contact International Expeditions at 1-800-633-4734 or http://www.IEtravel.com.
About International Expeditions
Celebrating 33 years of engaging nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-group journeys to Earth’s most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits.