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Breaking deals in the Galapagos! The daylight is getting scarcer and temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere, but Equatorial South America remains in perpetual summer. If you’re not ready to surrender to Winter yet, Wildland Adventures has a great deal for you! Two of our most exclusive Galapagos yachts, the 48-passenger M/Y Eclipse and 16-passenger M/C Athala, are offering 15% off their 8 day/7 night voyages. That is a savings of up to $800 on selected sailings. Travel dates are: 27 Nov-7 Dec, 4-14 December, and 11-21 December (Eclipse) and 20-30 November, 11-21 December (Athala). If you’re wondering why else (besides terrific prices) you should consider traveling during this time, look no further than my recent blog about Galapagos in the Fall. November and December mark the beginning of mating season and hatching season for many Galapagos critters, and the weather is in the mid-70s. Perfect for kayaking and snorkeling with playful sea lion...

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Great News for Galapagos Conservation! We here at Wildland Adventures are thrilled to hear the news that conservationists associated with the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry have brought back a unique species of giant tortoise on the island of Espanola! Once thought to be extinct in the late 50s, Chelonoidis hoodensis has grown from 15 individuals to now 1000 tortoises, each of which can potentially live up to 200 years. This is a major win for the diversity of giant tortoises on the islands, and our congratulations go out to Professor James Gibbs and his team. All Wildland Adventures travelers to the Galapagos have at least one opportunity to visit tortoise breeding centers like the one responsible for this tremendous success, and our travelers’ optional contribution to the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association goes toward programs exactly like this one as well as other conservation endeavors. We invite you...

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An Early Christmas Gift From the Galapagos Have you made your family’s Christmas plans yet? Even if you have plans, you may want to reconsider when you read this fantastic opportunity! Due to a last-minute cancellation over Christmas, one of our most highly sought-after accommodations on the beautiful island of Santa Cruz, Galapagos Safari Camp, suddenly has space for 6 adults, or up to 8 people total with kids occupying sofa beds. This is for the Safari Camp’s deluxe family suite, complete with a Master bedroom plus 2 spacious twin-bed rooms (all bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms), a recreation room, and private patio. Intrigued? You should be! Here’s the itinerary: Day 1 (Thursday 12/25) Arrival to Galapagos · VIP Welcome services · Private guided tour of the Santa Cruz Highlands and tortoise reserve · Lunch at local restaurant · Welcome cocktail · Dinner and overnight, Galapagos Safari Camp’s deluxe family suite Day 2 (Friday 12/26) Private chartered...

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The Good Life: Galapagos in Fall Are you not quite ready to give up Summer? Are you craving one last adventure before heading into the Winter months and holiday craziness? Think about the Galapagos Islands!! The Fall months are a terrific time to travel to Darwin’s Enchanted Islands. The wildlife – while always stellar – is especially endearing from September through November. Penguin couples are courting on Bartolome Island, baby sea lions (NOTHING in the world is more adorable) are widely distributed and inviting you to play snorkel-tag. Fuzzy-headed blue-footed booby chicks are easily seen on Espanola and Isabela Islands, and fur sea lions are in mating season, with the roaring tussels between huge males reminiscent of gladiators in their arena. November also brings a chance to watch the Giant Waved albatross chicks perfect their soaring flights before the entire population sets off to sea from Espanola. They then remain floating on the thermals from mid-December...

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Ecuador Has it All Galapagos, Guayaquil and Giant Otters Update on Ecuador's Andes, Amazon and Enchanted Island Archipelago I’ve had several weeks to reflect on my recent trip to the Galapagos Islands and the Napo Wildlife Center Amazon jungle lodge in Yasuni National Park, and remain more convinced than ever that the tiny country of Ecuador is one of the best travel destinations in all of South America for its ecological diversity and rich cultural heritage. Galapagos I voyaged through Galapagos onboard one of our three most popular yachts, the 20-passenger Eric, Flamingo and Letty. I consider these vessels to be one of the best values in Galapagos for their exceptional guides, lowest passenger-to-guide ratio at 10:1 (or less), and multiple cabin options with corresponding prices to fit every traveler's needs. These yachts also rank high on our sustainability goals with their Smart Voyager certification. Right now, our Thanksgiving voyage from November 21-December 1,...
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