Australians can cruise the Galapagos Islands in 2016, one of Lonely Planet’s Top 20 world destinations, and save, thanks to a 10 per cent discount on Chimu Adventures’ Galapagos cruises.
Guests will travel onboard a luxury yacht or catamaran and have opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, hike and see the iconic Galapagos wildlife up close. Cruises are available from $A3150 and vary in length from four to 15 days. To book, visit www.chimuadventures.com.
Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands have been included in Lonely Planet’s 2015 list of the world’s ‘Top 20 Destinations’, and Australians can encounter the islands’ endemic species and spectacular scenery for themselves and save, thanks to a 10 per cent discount offered on all Chimu Adventures’ Galapagos Island cruises in 2016.
Valid for bookings made before October 30, 2015, the offer includes all itineraries and departure dates onboard both the Galapagos Sea Star yacht and the Galapagos Seaman catamaran. Cruises are available from $A3150 and vary in length from four to 15 days. Departures are available throughout 2016.
The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their unique wildlife, including marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies and the giant Galapagos tortoises, and Chimu Adventures’ cruises aim to allow guests to get up close and personal with these stunning creatures which inspired Charles Darwin. Other animals guests are likely to encounter include the Galapagos penguins, flamingoes and sea lions. The diverse wildlife is also known for its lack of an instinctive fear of humans, making it easy for guests to take great photographs.
The various cruise itineraries also include opportunities to kayak, hike, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, swim, snorkel, and climb near volcanoes. Guests will also see striking scenery, including the iconic Pinnacle Rock, and visit historic sites such as Post Office Bay, where 18th Century whalers used a wooden barrel to send messages home, and the remains of US barges from World War 2. The Galapagos Sea Star and Galapagos Seaman provide spacious suites, bar, lounge, sun deck and dining areas for guests to relax in after a day spent exploring the unique ecosystem.
The 10 per cent discount is available for all 2016 itineraries and departures if booked before October 30, 2015. For more information and to book, visit www.chimuadventures.com or call 1300 470 130.
Made famous by Charles Darwin in 1835, the Galapagos is one of Ecuador’s four distinct ‘worlds’, along with the Pacific Coast, the Andes and the Amazon. While the equator-straddling nation has traditionally been known for the Galapagos, many Australians are now also taking the opportunity to see what else Ecuador has to offer.
For information on Ecuador visit the consumer site – www.ecuador.travel
Travel trade site: www.trade.allyouneedisecuador.travel