Galapagos Birding & Photography Adventure

August 22 – September 1, 2020

Location: Galapagos Islands

Leader(s): Adam Jones & Kevin Loughlin

Pricing: $8,250/person – Double Occupancy
Single Cabin Supplement Available

Deposit: $1,000
Final payment due 180 days from departure.

Participants: Maximum 12

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All photos courtesy of Kevin Loughlin

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Birding and photography will all be a part of this fantastic wildlife adventure! Everyone should visit the Galapagos Islands… the experience is magical! During our adventure we will seek out the endemic species of birds and other animals of the Galapagos. Some of the bird species include Darwin’s finches, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Dove, Swallow-tailed Gull and Waved Albatross—doing their wonderful courtship dance! Other creatures we will see include Land Iguanas, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards and two endemic species of butterflies.

Photographic opportunities abound as each day will include land excursions on different islands. Most days will also include snorkeling opportunities to enjoy swimming with sea lions, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish! We will also fit within our schedule mini photo workshops to help you get the best images of each location we visit.

Adam, one of only forty-two Canon Explorers of Light, has been photographing for over 30 years and has worked as a full time nature and travel photographer for the past 25 years. He travels extensively around the world leading his own photography tours and workshops. As a tour leader, he is widely known for his friendly practical nuts and bolts approach to solving problems in the field and sharing his enthusiasm and expertise with others.

Kevin Loughlin, nature photographer and founder of Wildside, has led 39 trips to the Galapagos since 2001 and is intimately familiar with the landscape and wildlife. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of the flora and fauna as well as helping all skill levels of photographers to get their best images possible.

THE DETAILS

KEY TAKEAWAYS

• Roomy catamaran-style motor yacht with all cabins above deck and NO bunk beds!
• You’ll get personal attention from two tour leaders PLUS our local Galapagos naturalist
• Kevin has been to the Galapagos 39 times and knows the best yachts and itineraries
• Wildside spends more time on the islands than any other company
• Our groups usually arrive 90 minutes before any other boat and stay long after they leave
• We visit the islands at the best time of day as well for wildlife activity and light for photography

ITINERARY

TRAVEL, Costs & ACCOMMODATIONS

FLIGHTS, HOTELS & MEALS

Cost includes local flights (Quito/Galapagos/Quito), hotel in Quito, meals from breakfast on Day 2 through breakfast on Day 11.

Cabin Costs

Our yacht for this tour, the Archipel, has 4 standard cabins available as well as 2 larger cabins, all with two twin beds (no bunk beds!).

(4) Standard Shared cabins: $8250 per person (8 spaces available)
(2) Larger Shared Cabins $8600 per person (4 spaces available)

single CABIN supplement

The tour cost is based on the small group and double (shared) occupancy of the limited number of shared cabins on board the yacht. Due to the limited number of cabins (6), and the limited group size (12), the single cabin fee is an additional 80% of the tour fee to cover the cost of eliminating a participant from the trip. However, if only a single hotel room is requested, the added cost of $200 will be assessed.

ADDITIONAL COSTS NOT INCLUDED

$200 Galapagos Islands National Park Fee
$225 (Recommended Gratuities) $150 for Boat Crew & $75 for local naturalist
$50 Wet suit rental (mask & snorkel are free)

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For more information, please email me:
adam@adamjonesphoto.com