January 7 - 14, 2023
January 14 - 21, 2023
March 11 - 18, 2023
April 15 - 22, 2023
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
$3,255 + a single supplement of $115 for nights in Quito and Isabela Island
WHAT TO EXPECT
Four nights of accommodation and instruction at the Charles Darwin Research Station, a hub for conservation and sustainability in the Galapagos since 1964.
Immersive field excursions with themes of conservation, ecosystem restoration, and sustainable development.
Premier cultural activities, like a guided tour to see Isabela Island’s celebrated wildlife and an exciting hike alongside the Sierra Negra Volcano.
An on-call customer experience team to handle all the details and ensure your every need is met.
DAY 1 HIGHLIGHT
Welcome to Ecuador
Your first evening in Ecuador will be spent getting to know your WorldStrides Course Leader and fellow travelers. Rest up – you’re about to begin the experience of a lifetime!
DAY 3 HIGHLIGHT
Conservation of ecosystems
You’ll begin today by hearing from the research team about the importance of biodiversity and coexistence in ecosystems. Then, it’s time to see conservation in action as you snorkel alongside friendly sharks and hike to El Mirador to look for Darwin’s famous finches! Take the evening to yourself before rejoining the group for a nighttime visit to the Boulevard of Puerto Ayora.
DAY 5 HIGHLIGHT
Today’s lesson will be on protecting ecosystems from tourism and invasive species. You’ll get to witness firsthand how the Galapagos limits the impact of tourism on its fragile ecosystem, plus visit the Santa Cruz fish market to hear how they catch sustainably. Just don’t forget to pick out your fresh seafood dinner while you’re there! Later, put on your dancing shoes for a night out at a lively local club.
DAY 7 & 8 HIGHLIGHT
Sierra Negra Volcano
At the Sierra Negra, a guide will lead you along the rim of the six-mile-wide crater and across the lava fields and fumaroles. En route, you’ll have opportunities to consider the unique ecological landscape and learn how to correctly identify the different types of volcanic rock. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell beach dinner before one amazing last night on the town!
More friends = More fun
Transportation to and from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, as well as all planned events and venues during the trip
Transportation to and from Santa Cruz Island and Isabela Island, including internal flights and ferries
Four days of lodging and instruction at the Charles Darwin Research Station
Admission to all scheduled events and tours, like:
Twice-a-day field excursions to explore unique locations and topics
A guided tour of Isabela Island’s Las Tintoreras
A guided hike and lesson at Sierra Negra Volcano
A festive welcome party and farewell dinner with the locals
The majority of your meals, as well as any gratuities for covered meals
Airfare and transportation to and from Ecuador
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