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Classic Galapagos: The Natural Habitat Experience

Our Exclusive Small-Group Nature Immersion in the Company of the Islands' Best Guides!
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Departure Return Notes
09/04/2014 09/04/2014 09/14/2014 Aboard the M/C Athala II
10/10/2014 10/10/2014 10/20/2014 Aboard the M/Y Letty
10/30/2014 10/30/2014 11/09/2014 Aboard the M/C Athala II
11/27/2014 11/27/2014 12/07/2014 Aboard the M/C Athala II
12/19/2014 12/19/2014 12/29/2014 Holiday Departure Aboard the M/Y Letty
01/16/2015 01/16/2015 01/25/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
01/22/2015 01/22/2015 01/31/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
02/13/2015 02/13/2015 02/22/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
02/19/2015 02/19/2015 02/28/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
03/05/2015 03/05/2015 03/14/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
03/13/2015 03/13/2015 03/22/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
03/19/2015 03/19/2015 03/28/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
04/10/2015 04/10/2015 04/19/2015 Special Photo Tour Aboard the M/Y Letty
04/24/2015 04/24/2015 05/03/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
05/14/2015 05/14/2015 05/23/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
06/11/2015 06/11/2015 06/20/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
06/19/2015 06/19/2015 06/28/2015 Family Galapagos Adventure Aboard the M/Y Letty
06/25/2015 06/25/2015 07/04/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
07/03/2015 07/03/2015 07/12/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
07/09/2015 07/09/2015 07/18/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
07/10/2015 07/10/2015 07/19/2015 Family Galapagos Adventure Aboard the M/Y Letty
07/17/2015 07/17/2015 07/26/2015 Family Galapagos Adventure Aboard the M/Y Letty
07/23/2015 07/23/2015 08/01/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
07/31/2015 07/31/2015 08/09/2015 Family Galapagos Adventure Aboard the M/Y Letty
08/28/2015 08/28/2015 09/06/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
09/03/2015 09/03/2015 09/12/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
10/09/2015 10/09/2015 10/18/2015 Special Photo Tour Aboard the M/Y Letty
11/05/2015 11/05/2015 11/14/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II (new Southern itinerary)
11/26/2015 11/26/2015 12/05/2015 Aboard the M/C Athala II
12/18/2015 12/18/2015 12/27/2015 Holiday Departure Aboard the M/Y Letty
12/24/2015 12/24/2015 01/02/2016 Holiday Departure Aboard the M/C Athala II
Private Group Charters: Natural Habitat Adventures offers private charters of several different vessels. These charters are great for family, friends, or corporate groups and provide privacy and flexibility for your Galapagos travels. For full details and pricing call an Adventure Specialist at 1-800-543-8917.

Independent Departures: For those travelers whose schedules require travel at a time when NHA does not have a scheduled departure, we can book you on similar ships on alternate dates. Trips usually begin in Quito every Thursday or Friday depending on the ship. The fees are similar and dependent on ship and date selected. Inclusions may vary. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917 for availability.
Pricing
2014 Letty Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Iguana (Category 1): $5,695
Booby (Category 2): $5,995
Dolphin (Category 3): $6,295

2014 Athala II Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Category 1: $6,795
Category 2: $6,995

2015 Letty Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Iguana (Category 1): $5,995
Booby (Category 2): $6,295
Dolphin (Category 3): $6,595
Special Photo Tours: From $6,295. Click here for details.

2015 Athala II Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Category 1: $7,395
Category 2: $7,595

Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Other Fees
Holiday Departure Surcharge: 2014 Letty: $400; 2015 Letty: $650; 2015 Athala: $450
Internal Flights: 2014: Adults: $540; Children 11 & under: $340; 2015: Adults: $550; Children: $350
Galapagos Park Fee & Transit Card: Adults: $110; Children 11 & under: $60

Single Supplement
If available, 1.25 times regular rate on a first-come, first-served basis on our scheduled trips only. If requested, we can also match you with a roommate during your stay on the boat. If one is not available, you will not be charged the single supplement for the boat portion of the trip, but you will be required to pay the supplement for the mainland portion of the program ($350 for 2014 and 2015).

Triples and Roommate Matching
Triple cabins on the Letty receive a $75 per person discount. In order to accommodate roommate matches for single guests interested in sharing a room, we may upgrade cabins at no charge to our guests.

Child Pricing
Children 14 and under will receive a $500 discount off all departures upon receipt of a valid passport copy. Children must be at least 7 years old to participate in this trip.

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2016 will be similar to 2015 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2016 dates and fees may change slightly.
Location of Adventure
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Group Size Limit
16-20 Travelers
A very important feature of our Galapagos tour is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with small groups of travelers.
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Included
Accommodations, meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 10, optional overnight at NHA's Wild Tortoise Camp, drinking water, services of NHA’s professional Expedition Leaders, local guides and boat crew, some gratuities, airport transfers, use of wetsuits and snorkel gear on all scheduled departures, permit fees.
Not Included
Travel to and from Quito, R/T air Quito to Galapagos (to be added to your invoice and subject to change through day of departure), most gratuities, alcohol, Galapagos tax and transit card (approximately $110 for adults, $60 for children under 12, collected in advance), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), travel insurance, optional activities.
Physical Requirements
Easy to Moderate / Flexible
The activities on this trip consist of island walks, swimming and snorkeling. Trails are often rough and uneven, over sharp lava fields and loose rocks and gravel. Walking over slippery rocks is sometimes necessary when coming ashore. Passengers must be able to walk 2 miles to participate in this trip, walk up and down stairs, and be able to get in and out of our motorized pangas, which can be very unsteady in rough water. A few wet landings, where we disembark from the panga directly into the water and walk up onto the beach, are included. Snorkeling is a big component of this trip with nearly daily excursions offered. While no snorkeling experience is required, prior practice is recommended and travelers should be comfortable swimming in moderate currents, near shore and in deep water. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity.
Important Information About This Trip
Perhaps nowhere else on earth is a more appropriate destination for Natural Habitat travelers than the Galapagos Islands. With rare and friendly wildlife found at every turn, the islands exhibit the beauty and intricacies of nature in a remarkable setting, which our Expedition Leaders help bring alive in an intimate manner. The key to the success of our Galapagos adventures is the small group size. On the M/Y Letty we accommodate just 20 guests and two Expedition Leaders. The M/C Athala II holds a maximum of 16 guests and two Expedition Leaders. We break down into even smaller groups ashore. Dividing the group also allows guests to move at their chosen pace, although it is important that guests be able to walk at least one mile over some uneven terrain, as well as disembark the panga (motorized raft) in sometimes rough conditions. In addition to land excursions, we will have the opportunity to snorkel almost every day while in the islands. Another important and exciting element of this trip is the unique option to stay in the highlands of Santa Cruz at our first-class camp, a private property with walk-in safari tents and classic outfitted tree houses (all with shared bath houses) overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos' famous tortoises roam freely on this private land, offering us a unique sense of what the islands might have been like in days gone by.

Please note: The itinerary provided is meant as a guideline, and is subject to change without notice. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to deviate from our regular itinerary for reasons beyond our control. In these instances we will provide the best available alternative.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: You are free to arrive in Quito anytime on Day 1.
2014 Departure: You are free to depart from Quito anytime on Day 11.
2015 Departure: You are free to depart from Quito after 9 pm on Day 10.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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