Not-for-profit Galapagos trip Feb/Mar '24

This 12 day trip, with just about everything included, is actually better-priced than "just the 8 day cruise" as advertised on the ship's website.

Full details on the trip



Join us on the very comfortable 32 passenger Evolution, for our not-for-profit trip to Ecuador and Galapagos.  All usual commissions made on such a trip are being re-invested in the overall experience, giving you unbeatable value for money.   The trip will be led by CNH Tours founders, Heather Blenkiron (TripAdvisor Destination Expert for Galapagos) and Marc Patry (former United Nations point man for Galapagos conservation).  Both were also former staff at the Charles Darwin Research Station.  

DATES:  22 February - 4 March 2024


The trip includes:

  • 2 nights at a comfortable hotel in Quito (2 breakfasts)
  • Quito World Heritage City Day Tour (lunch) with guide: 9AM – 4PM
  • Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Galapagos
  • Domestic flight to Galapagos (return) / Park entrance fee / Transit Control Card
  • 7 nights aboard the 32 passenger luxury ship Evolution (all meals; coffee / tea / soft drinks / water; snorkeling gear / wetsuits / kayaks; naturalist guides; daily excursions; medical doctor on board)
  • Transfer to hotel in Galapagos (2 breakfasts at hotel)
  • Meal and live music (last evening in Galapagos)
  • Transfer to Galapagos airport for flight back to Quito
  • All tips and gratuities
  • Carbon offsets
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Two tour leaders – ensuring all aspects of the trip run as smoothly as possible 

PRICE: From US$8,528 / person (shared).   PLEASE NOTE:  The ship's own website prices for 2024 start at $8,850 (includes park entrance, wine, beer, dinks on board) for just the cruise.  Our not-for-profit trip is clearly a very good value for money trip. 

This trip was conceived as a fund-raising initiative for the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, the alma mater of CNH Tours co-founder Marc Patry.  This small pre-university college hosts 200 students from 50+ countries and is located on Vancouver Island.  There will be a few graduates on board - but the trip is open to the broader CNH Tours community.  A US$200 / participant donation to the collage is included in the price.  

You can find all the details here.  


The Evolution at anchor, Buccaneer Cove, off Santiago Island.  Charles Darwin spent most of his time in Galapagos in the hills behind the ship.

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