Galapagos & Amazon River

Humbolt Explorer
June 30-July 9, July 9-14, 2018

The magical Galapagos Islands are on every diver’s list. Swim with whale sharks and then explore the mysterious Amazon River on this epic adventure! 

Trip Leaders: Roger Young & Kelly Faulkner

There is nothing quite like the Galapagos Islands. Images of endemic birds, fish, tortoises, and iguanas come to mind as these remote islands were the foundation for Darwin’s theory of evolution. Not only do the Galapagos contain some of the best diving in the world, the topside vistas are equally spectacular.

Our adventure begins as we board the luxurious dive yacht, Humboldt Explorer and head north towards Darwin and Wolf islands. Enormous schools of hammerhead and Galapagos sharks patrol these distant islands, giving way every so often to the master of the sea, the beautiful whale shark. July is prime whale shark season!

The adventure continues for those who wish to venture off into the wilds of Ecuador’s Amazon River after the diving is over. Sacha Lodge is a gem in the middle of a remote part of the Amazon. Explore the canopy, the river, and surrounding jungle with native guides who will locate hard to find creatures! Make sure you bring your camera and zest for excitement on this trip! 

Galapagos Inclusions:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the Humboldt Explorer

  • All meals & beverages

  • Up to 4 dives/day

  • Roundtrip domestic airfare Quito - Galapagos

  • All transfers

  • 3 nights in Quito

  • Ocean First escort

Amazon River Inclusions:

  • 5 days/4 nights Sacha Lodge

  • All meals at Sacha Lodge

  • Excursions with native and bilingual guides

  • Rubber boots and ponchos

  • Domestic flight Quito - Coca

  • One night hotel stay Quito (July 9)

Not included:

  • Roundtrip airfare Denver - Quito, Ecuador

  • Chamber support fee $35USD

  • Fuel surcharge $150USD

  • Marine Park fee $100USD

  • Tourist card $20USD

  • Meals in  Quito

  • Beverages at Sacha Lodge

  • Crew gratuities

  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking.

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended) 

Trip Cost:

  • Galapagos trip cost: $7,045 based on double occupancy
  • Amazon River trip cost: $1,650 based on double occupancy 


Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable deposit: $1,000
  • ​​$1,500 due 6/15/2017
  • $2,500 due 10/15/2017
  • Final payment due 3/20/2018
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space.
  • 179 - 120 days: original deposit is forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.