Our Galapagos Family Research Adventure partners with the Ecology Project International to create a hands-on Galapagos field work opportunity for teens. Would your teen traveler be inspired to spend a day on your Galapagos family adventure as part of a research team gathering data about exotic species like giant tortoises? Or be part of an international team of volunteers fighting to eradicate invasive species in fragile ecosystems? This special Galapagos family trip includes a chance to learn from local researchers and work side by side with Ecuadorian and international student volunteers for a day as they gain insights into scientific research in Galapagos and tackle conservation challenges through special student programs designed by the Ecology Project International.
In addition to a day of field work in Galapagos, your family will share the joy of discovering the extraordinary flora and fauna voyaging from island to islands throughout the archipelago. Expert naturalist guides explain the fascinating stories how these species have taken on unique behavioral and physical characteristics over eons as they have evolved and adapted to each island habitat. During this 8 day Galapagos cruise you visit major wildlife sites, including some of the more remote outer islands, where you encounter and photograph exotic and bizarre wildlife. You hike among cinder cones and lava flows, kayak along white and black sand beaches and rocky cliffs, and snorkel with sea lions in clear equatorial waters of the Galapagos Marine National Park.
The M/Y Eric, Flamingo and Letty are a fleet of 83-ft deluxe Galapagos yachts that accommodate up to 20 passengers with 2 expert naturalist guides. These vessels are certified "Smart Voyager" for minimizing impact on the fragile island habitat. Wetsuits and gear are provided for snorkeling, and sea kayaks allow passengers to explore the littoral wildlife close up.
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Take a virtual tour of this trip, you can guide yourself around the islands in the Prezi presentation below. Use the arrow keys to navigate through the days of the trip.