Galapagos Islands Cruise Extension
This 100-passenger, 300 ft. cruise ship offers additional comfort that one can only find on a smaller, more intimate ship such as The Expedition Ship M/V Galapagos Legend. There is absolutely no better way to experience the beautiful, highly diverse ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands. With the islands being much more restricted to tourism than in the past, Backwoods Adventures is one of few who are offering shorter itineraries such as this. Join us today for a viewing experience like never before!
ALL LAND COSTS INCLUDED!
• Snorkeling opportunities
What’s Not Included
• All airfare to and from Quito, Ecuador (Inquire to learn more about our flight booking service)
The Galapagos Islands are most known for their diversity in species of animals and plant life. It is said that a lot of the natural life that populates the Galapagos Islands cannot in fact be found anywhere else on the planet. The island also contain an animal called the Galapagos penguin, the only penguin that can be found outside of the arctic. Not only is the land rich in life, the water surrounding the islands is equally, if not more, rich in beauty. Join us for your next adventure!
At Backwoods Adventures we know that well fed travelers are happy travelers! We aim to please your palate. Our ship will provide us with an excellent combinations of meals consisting of local fare as well as traditional western dishes.
Breakfast: Breakfasts are typically eggs, toast, meat, and fruit along with a selection of hot drinks.
Lunch: Lunches will be some combination of bread, cheese, cucumbers and tomatoes, fried potatoes, fried bread, fruit, biscuits, and hot drinks.”Tea” is served mid-to-late afternoon with peanuts, popcorn, and/or biscuits.
Dinner: Dinners will be served with soup and bread first, followed by pasta, potatoes, or rice with different sauces, which are o en tomato-based with meat, beans, and vegetables.
Note: Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Because of the exercise and high altitude, you should drink 3-4 liters of water a day. The porters will boil water along the route for you.
Our vessel for the week will be the M/V Galapagos Legend! This ship includes such amenities as a bar, lounge, auditorium, boutique, glass bottom for optimal viewing, library, observatory, sun terrace, exterior BBQ restaurant, kids corner, marine museum, spa, Reception, restaurant, internet center/wireless services, etc.
*All accommodations are on a twin sharing basis, unless otherwise arranged.
Talk to your doctor about the following vaccinations as well as prescriptions you are currently taking, or should take in case you get sick: Hepatitis A / Hepatitis B / Typhoid / Tetanus / Yellow Fever / MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) / Malaria pills.
No tourist visa is required for stays of up to 90 days in Ecuador. Documents required for most entries in to Ecuador include: Valid Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond entry), Pre-paid airline ticket to exit Ecuador. If you wish to learn more about travel requirements in Ecuador please visit the state department travel page by clicking on the following link http://travel.state.gov/. You should carry a photocopy of your passport, insurance information and emergency contact numbers with you at all times. You should leave a copy of this information with a friend or relative at home.
• The islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 605 mi off the west coast of South America
• The souther most island of the bunch, Espanola, is the oldest island in the world at the age of 3.5 million years
• Over 25,000 people populate the Galapagos Islands as a whole
• Lonesome George, a 100 year old tortoise, was the oldest turtle in the world
• Lonesome George was also thought to be the rarest animal in world
"My general comments are…this was THE BEST trip of my life, by far(and I have been places). The group, Joe, the supporting company, the hike, the safari, the whole overall experience was absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to anybody who loves Nature, adventure and physical challenges.
"This trip far exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be beautiful, but it was more beautiful than I expected. I knew the good would be good, but it was better. I knew Joe would be good, but then there was Beatrice and Caroline. I knew the group would be good and fun loving…but it was even more fun than I thought!"
"Great success overall. Definitely and experience I will remember for a long long time. The flexibility offered on the trip was greatly appreciated. Great call on gear list and was able to get all the appropriate gear at Backwoods."
"The Salkantay/Machu Picchu trip was amazing. The icing on the cake was Joe's fantastic sense of humor, patience and unassuming nature. Backwoods Adventures was exceptionally well represented by Joe on this trip. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a life list goal."
"Once again the Backwoods Adventures guides provided a well- planned, professional and entertaining outdoor experience. Great knowledge of the trail, the environment and culture of the canyon kept the trip interesting and engaging. Looking forward to my next trip!"
"I’m speechless. Having just returned from this very trip all I can say is – can I do it all over again? This trip is absolutely unbelievable at every level. The accommodations, the food, the people, the ruins, the hiking-I find I have to pinch myself while reviewing my pictures in order to believe that I was actually there!"
" Thank you to Joe for being our trip leader. His sense of humor and patience played a huge part in the success of the trip. It was a great experience that was planned well!"
"Not only was the food good, but the variety & impulsiveness was fun... keep it up. The lunch at Silencio was pleasantly unique, as were the roadside stops and new foods. I traveled with Backwoods as the positive result of a previous Backwoods trip and would be pleased to do so again."
"The whole Backwoods Adventure, from the slideshow, to the advice/shopping at the Norman store to the conference calls to the actual trip itself was fantastic. I hope to continue these trips as they provide a lot of value for the cost!"