Mark the beginning of the Charles Darwin anniversary year with unprecedented savings of $2,300 per person on select Abercrombie & Kent Galápagos departures between January 8 - February 5, 2009 including Wonders of the Galápagos, Wonders of Peru & the Galápagos and Signature Peru & the Galápagos journeys. Independent travellers may apply these savings to any Tailor Made journey to the Galápagos.

Commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work On the Origin of Species in the same places that inspired him. January is the time of year when land birds are nesting and green sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Adult marine iguanas become brightly coloured in preparation for mating season. Experience the natural world just as Darwin did — to a degree that’s virtually impossible anywhere else.

Cruise through these magical islands aboard the ‘M/V Eclipse,’ awarded the Rainforest Alliance SmartVoyager green seal of approval. Most Galapagos ships of similar size carry 80 to 100 passengers; ‘Eclipse,’ however, hosts a maximum of 48 guests in 27 spacious, air-conditioned cabins, all with outside views. A fleet of inflatable pangas — rubber boats that are quick to launch, stable and able to land almost anywhere — make even the smallest islands accessible on twice daily shore excursions led by expert naturalist guides. Snorkeling equipment and kayaks are available for those with the urge to explore on their own.

Celebrate the success of conservation in the Galapagos and save on the adventure of your dreams. Call 800.554.7094 to speak with a Galápagos Travel Specialist or go to to request a 2009 Latin America brochure.


Source: Abercrombie & Kent, Inc.