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AT30 – Galapa-gosh

7:12 pm in Ecuador, South America by South-America

One week from £4750pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and FB accommodation on a featured vessel What it feels like to be ther   Find out more.

One week from £4750pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and FB accommodation on a featured vessel

What it feels like to be there...

Floating through the mild Pacific waters around the Galapagos, it feels like you are filming a wildlife documentary. Fantastic, unusual creatures with no fear of man allow you to get up close and personal. The underwater wonders are just as fabulous: seals, sea lions, manta rays and hammerheads make this a world-class dive site. 

What to do there…

The Galapagos is packed with activities and perfect for 7 days:
  • Major: Boat-trips, Sailing, Scuba-diving, Sea-kayaking, Hiking, Nature-walks, Photography, Bird-watching, Ecology.
  • Other: Snorkelling, Sun-bathing, Swimming, Jacuzzi, Library.

Where to stay…

The best way to see these amazing islands is from a boat. The key decision is whether you want an expedition vessel or a scuba diving live-aboard. We recommend 'Eclipse' as the best of the former and the ‘Galapagos Aggressors (I & II)’ for the latter.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Galapagos are a 2.5-4h flight from Quito via Guayaquil (connections vary). Cotacachi is 1.5h drive from Quito.
  • Weather: the mainland is warm and humid all year round, wetter Dec-May. Galapagos are dry and warm all year.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

The Galapagos is about life; evolution playing out before your eyes. The diving is truly magnificent, so if you have any Cousteau fantasies, qualify before you come and log some warm-up dives. There is so much going on above the water and near the surface that you won’t miss out if you aren’t ready to take the plunge. Day after day of close encounters and perfect photo-opps will keep you fully entertained. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Galapa-gosh

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Country – Ecuador

7:48 pm in Ecuador, South America by South-America

What it feels like to be there… Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands inspired Darwin to write his most famous work, The Origin of Species. Th   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands inspired Darwin to write his most famous work, The Origin of Species. The natural environment is so rich and varied it really is quite unlike any other. The rest of the country also serves to fascinate and entertain, with its mountains, plains, jungle and dramatic coastline offering adventures aplenty. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Capital Quito and Guayaquil in the south are the main airport hubs for the country, though Seymour Airport in the Galapagos also has a few international flights to Columbia, Panama and Miami, USA. Its equatorial location means weather is not especially seasonal, though the El Niño effect very occasionally brings huge downpours.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Ecuador

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Hotel – Aggressor

11:48 pm in Ecuador, South America by South-America

Galapagos is one of the most exciting adventure diving destinations in the world. The Galapagos Aggressor I & II are stunning sister yac   Find out more.

Galapagos is one of the most exciting adventure diving destinations in the world. The Galapagos Aggressor I & II are stunning sister yachts, which depart from San Cristobal every Thursday afternoon. The world class diving begins Thursday afternoon, and continues through to late afternoon Tuesday. Splash with playful Sea Lions, see Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can possibly imagine. 

  You leave the yachts on Wednesday morning for a land tour to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to see tortoises, lava tubes, pit craters and the Scalesia Forest. Visit Fausto Llerena, a tortoise breeding centre and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Late that afternoon, you return on board for a cocktail party, dinner and return to San Cristobal. Wake up to a full made to order breakfast before wending your way back to the airport and home.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT30 Galapa-gosh We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Aggressor

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Hotel – Eclipse

11:48 pm in Ecuador, South America by South-America

Discover the Galapagos Islands on board the finest expedition vessel in the Pacific. Ever since her arrival in Ecuador, the Eclipse has surp   Find out more.

Discover the Galapagos Islands on board the finest expedition vessel in the Pacific. Ever since her arrival in Ecuador, the Eclipse has surpassed the other options available in the Galapagos Islands, offering unparalleled levels of comfort and service. She was converted specifically for upscale cruising in the islands, and was designed to meet the exacting demands of luxury travel. The Eclipse is the perfect base for any Galapagos experience; a generously proportioned ship with a small yacht atmosphere. 

  Whether you are snorkelling with sea lions, watching a blue-footed booby feed its young, or following a giant tortoise through the forest, the Galapagos Islands will surpass all expectations. And there is no better way to enjoy the wonders of the islands, than on board the Eclipse.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT30 Galapa-gosh We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Eclipse

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Hotel – La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa

11:48 pm in Ecuador, South America by South-America

Perched on an Andean hillside a 2 hours drive north of Quito, 5* La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa is a contemporary resort built on the grou   Find out more.

Perched on an Andean hillside a 2 hours drive north of Quito, 5* La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa is a contemporary resort built on the grounds of a 200 year old Hacienda. Fragrant hummingbird-filled gardens, large exquisitely furnished rooms and suites, impeccable service, and gourmet food are the cornerstones of the La Mirage experience. The hotel prides itself on the 5 C’s: Calm, Charm, Character, Courtesy and Cuisine. 

  There are plenty of activities on offer to entertain you: from hiking, horse riding, and visiting the Condor Park to handicrafts, museums and cultural centres. And don't miss out on the opulent spa and purification treatments, full of Ecuadorean charm and inspirational touches. Something for body, mind and spirit in a luxurious manor, lost in time.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT30 Galapa-gosh We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa

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Region – South America

7:46 pm in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, South America by South-America

What it feels like to be there… Whether through Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, stories of sailors rounding the violent Cape Horn, o   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

Whether through Che’s ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, stories of sailors rounding the violent Cape Horn, or tales of the Incas at Machu Picchu, your first experience of South America was probably an adventure story. Happily, the continent lives up to the hype in every way and is also surprisingly easy to travel around. From mountain to desert to frozen seas, you just have to get out there and do it. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

The main intercontinental travel hubs in the region are the big cities: Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio, São Paulo and to a lesser extent Lima. It is also common to fly in from US travel hubs and get local connecting flights to all the smaller cities. The bus networks are amazing and the main roads good, but in the mountains things do get steep and scary. Altitude and latitude are the main influence on temperature, but the rising air currents over the mountains create very wet and very dry areas, so pack a waterproof, sun hat and lots of layers. Visas are generally available on arrival and getting local currency is straightforward in airports, urban centres and hotels.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: South America

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