With winter looming, it’s only natural to start thinking about your next luxury getaway, and if you need some inspiration for 2020 then we’ve got an opportunity for you that you won’t want to miss.
To help you get over the winter blues, we’ve teamed up with Galapatours.com to give you the chance to win a spectacular four-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands, worth a whopping $6,780 USD – that’s £5,283 British pounds.
Wildlife lovers will find few destinations quite as appealing as this intriguing set of Islands, surrounded by crystal clear, azure waters and fringed with pristine white sandy beaches and lush green palm trees. This picture-perfect destination is a paradise in more ways than one – and with so much to see and do whilst there, makes the perfect choice for those who are in search of a little adventure – and for those who enjoy combining action and relaxation.
Set along the equator, almost 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the islands are a vast archipelago of volcanic outcrops, and with so many to discover, the best way by far to take them all in is by embarking on a luxury cruise.
Kicking off in picturesque San Cristobal – thanks to its proximity to the San Cristobal Airport – your Galapatours adventure will take you on an exploration of some of the island’s many highlights. The island itself is worth taking the time to explore; the small port town of Puerto Baquerizo is a great place to pause for lunch, while If you’re interested in learning a little more about the history of the island, its nature, and the impact humans have had on it over the years, then drop into the Interpretation Centre – an interesting museum with plenty of displays and exhibits to take in.
Of course, one of the main reasons for visiting the Galapagos Islands is the diversity of wildlife that resides there, and San Cristobal doesn’t disappoint. Here, you’ll see marine iguanas, giant tortoises, lava lizards and sealions, while bird spotters should look out for pelicans and both red and blue-footed boobies.
Next, you’ll head to Espanola – home to the idyllic Gardner Bay. This idyllic white sandy beach provides an opportunity to spot sleeping sealions, as well as mockingbirds, albatross and a variety of shark species.
On the final day of your cruise, you’ll swing by Santa Cruz – home to the colourful city of Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station – before eventually ending in Baltra. The Camila – an opulent trimaran boat – is the only way to travel, designed to offer the very best in elegance, style and luxury. With only 8 staterooms, she accommodates a maximum of 16 passengers, giving you a more intimate Galapagos adventure. All of the beautifully designed rooms feature stunning panoramic windows, a private balcony, personal air conditioning, and luxurious furnishings and finishes.
Full details of this prize
Galapatours.com is offering a four-night cruise for two people of the Galapagos Islands on board the luxurious trimaran, Camila.
Galapatours.com provides a range of cruises and experiences within the Galapagos Islands, with a knowledgeable team of Galapagos experts to help ensure a memorable trip. Offering cruises to suit all tastes and budgets, it has run 11,267 cruises to date, with an arsenal comprising 83 ships in total, including the opulent trimaran, Camila.
Terms and conditions
The prize consists of a four-night cruise for two people of the Galapagos Islands with Galapatours.com. Travel is on board the luxury trimaran, Camila, taking in San Cristobal, Esanola, Santa Cruz and Baltra. Flights are not included. Valid for reservations for any date in 2020, with the exception of those overlapping Christmas and New Year 2020.
This prize is worth $6780 USD in total and is non-transferable.
How to enter
To enter, CLICK HERE and answer a set of questions based on 2013 feature-length documentary, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden. Directed by Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine. The documentary is all about a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos island of Floreana in the 1930s, among the largely European expatriate residents at the time.
Participants who answer correctly the highest number of questions will be added to a prize draw for a chance to win this spectacular prize, with the winner due to be drawn on 13/01/2019.
The deadline for entries is 11.59pm on 10/01/2020.