You’ll fly from the US to The Galapagos compliments of LAN Airlines, then cruise throughout the islands aboard one of the Galapagos Expedition Yachts operated by Ecoventura, a well-established and Rainforest Alliance verified Galapagos tour operator. These small ships (maximum 20 passengers) were designed specifically for Galapagos travel, and will serve as your home base for the week. From here, you’ll take Zodiacs or kayaks for on-shore excursions led by expert naturalists.
You’ll have the chance to swim and/or snorkel along side playful Sea Lions, Sea Turtles and perhaps even the Galapagos Penguin. You’ll hike trails and discover many of The Galapagos’ renowned species, including Marine Iguanas, colorful Sally Light-Foot Crabs and delightfully dance-happy Blue Footed Boobies.
You’ll travel by bus across Santa Cruz, one of the inhabited Galapagos islands, crossing all seven vegetation zones as you go. You’ll end up in a private reserve, where you’ll have the opportunity to see the legendary Galapagos Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat.
Of course, to document your once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you’ll want to take lots of photographs. Well, you’re in luck. The Grand Prize also includes a new EOS Canon Rebel T3i, as well as two stylish, handmade camera bags from ONA.
And to make sure you get the most from your new camera, professional photographer Nils Schlebusch will accompany you on your trip. Nils has shot wildlife and travel destinations all around the globe, and will be there to give you pointers and tips, so you, too, can shoot like a pro.
As always, it’s crazy simple to enter: just visit the giveaway page and enter your name, e-mail address and city of departure. That’s it!