. . . . ……..The Galapagos Islands are truly one of the most legendary places on earth. Just getting here is spectacular- the amazingly clear warm water, stunning volcanic islands, and unparalleled wildlife. How then, do you take a trip to the Galapagos beyond a vacation? Eco-immersion.
Galapagos Islands Travel with Chill Expeditions immerses you in these incredible surroundings, framing the biological, cultural, and adventure elements in meaningful ways that allow for a deep understanding of and authentic connections with this place. Our Galapagos Eco Immersion journeys take the time to slow down and soak in the biology, history, and global importance of these remote islands. Instead of the standard schedule regimented group cruise, our travel options are land based and completely customized. This means you are on your own schedule, focusing on your specific trip goals- for educational objectives, pace, adventure, and more. Instead of getting in line to get back on the ship for your meals, explore the tiny town of Isabela and chat with the friendly locals over freshly prepared seafood.
Bypass the most common tourist sites and go exploring with your personal guide, mountain biking through national park trails, stopping for photo ops with wild giant tortoises. Understand the cultural context of the islands with a visit to the remains of a mid-century penal colony, and meet with a survivor of the camp who has been living on the island since the 1940’s to hear his stories. Leave a positive trace with volunteer work at a research station and reserve that is working to find the balance between the needs of the local populations and the delicate biology of these islands. And of course, enjoy all the spectacular adventure and wildlife of the Galapagos- with no crowds, only your group: fantastic snorkeling, birding, hiking, horseback riding, and more.
Somewhere between your first sighting of a dancing blue-footed booby, and sharing stories with your local hosts by a campfire under the stars, you will understand the difference between standard Galapagos Islands vacations and Galapagos Islands Eco-Immersion: a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you looking at the world through a new lens.