Cruise to the Galapagos and Ecuador
October 15-27, 2012
Is an exotic cruise on YOUR bucket list?
Join Santa Barbara Zoo Director Nancy McToldridge on an exclusive adventure to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (with optional extension to Peru) aboard the M/Y Isabella II. You'll have the adventure of a lifetime on this unique tour, which includes leisurely strolls through architectural masterpieces of Quito, an immersive stay in the private reserve of the Andean rainforest, a trip to the equator, time spent on a 300+ year old, 4,000 acre working farm, and of course, the incredibly timeless wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
The Charles Darwin Research Station, Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, and coastal stops along the way allow you to get an up-close look at animals seen nowhere else in the world, and at active restoration and research stations where staff are hard at work preserving the amazing indigenous wildlife in this part of the planet.
The optional extension to Peru will steer you to Lima, where you'll tour the capitol city and other historical sites, including Machu Picchu.
Download the complete trip brochure.