March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
The luxurious Galapagos Explorer II announces their Galapagos Summer Special with adult rates starting at $1407 per person. Kids under 12 can travel for only $704 each. The family friendly package includes special offers for kids including:
The Young Naturalist Program
Special Surprise Souvenir Upon Arrival
Daily Snacks in the Suite for Kids
Soft Drinks and Snorkeling Equipment included in the Children’s rate
The offer is valid for the following departures: June 1 – 4, June 11 – 15, July 6 – 9, July 20 – 23, August 17 – 20, August 20 – 24, August 27 – 31 and August 31 – Sept 3.
June 28, 2010 § Leave a comment
LAN airlines is starting service to the Galapagos Islands beginning September 16, 2010. As part of their special promotion if you purchase a round trip ticket between the US and Guayaquil before July 21st they will give you a free round trip ticket to the Galapagos. Offer is valid for travel commencing after September 16th. Flights from Miami start at $499 round trip plus tax and New York from $595 round trip plus tax coach and from in $1168 business.
This is a great way to save extra on your fall 2010 Galapagos Travel plans!
May 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
Trying to save money on your airline tickets to South America can be a challenge. Their are a number of consolidators which offer discounted tickets for flights to Brazil, Chile or Argentina. Cheap Flights in Canada is a good place to call as is Fare Buzz in New York. Both offer discounted tickets all over the world.
Finding cheap airfares to the northern part of South America can be a little more difficult – Ecuador in particular there are very few consolidator offers and the best way to save money is to shop around and check different options. Copa Airlines frequently has good deals in both business class and economy.
If you are planning on visiting a couple of different countries in South America like combining a Galapagos Cruise with Machu Picchu or Traveling through Chile, Peru and Argentina your best option for big savings is to purchase a Visit South America Pass.
Visit South America passes are similar to the passes on other continents. They need to be purchased prior to your arrival. You need to arrive internationally on one of the alliance airlines and you need to fly a minimum number of segments.
For the One World Visit South America Pass you need to arrive in South America on one of the One World Airlines…British Air, Qantas, LAN, American Airlines or Iberia etc… After you have your international flights booked you call them to purchase your flights within South America. The key is you have to have at least 3 segments. The price of the tickets is based on miles you fly.
- Flights from 1 to 560 miles are $119 per segment
- Flights from 561 miles to 750 miles are $143 per segment
- Flights 751 miles to 1280 miles are $179 per segement
- Flights 1281 miles to 1810 miles are $203
- Flights 1811 to 2300 miles are $263
- Flights 2300 to 3500 miles are $359
For our example of combining Galapagos and Machu Picchu you would purchase a pass for your flight Lima to Cusco another for Cusco back to Lima and a third for Lima to Quito or Guayaquil. Normally these the internal South America flights would cost you around $1200 per person…however with the Visit South America Pass you can purchase all these flights for around $400 per person.
When you are making your travel plans, keep the money savings Visit South America Pass in mind it can save you a bundle.
March 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Spring is a great time in the Galapagos, warm days and calm seas. May is my favorite month, the Albatross return to Espanola and there seems to be mating and nesting activities going on everywhere.
The Galapagos Islands is not a budget travel destination, just paying the internal airfare and the taxes has you spending over $500 each and you haven’t even seen anything or have somewhere to stay – so saving money on your trip is always a good thing.
For those of you thinking of traveling to the Galapagos in the near future we have a number of special promotions just for this spring.
Alta is a luxury motor sailor, a past winner of the yacht of the month by Yachting Magazine it’s the prettiest boat in the islands. The Alta has just special discounts for April and May including $1000 off the cruise price, plus free airfare and free taxes. Added up it’s over a $1500 discount per person.
La Pinta is another luxury yacht. Larger than the Alta carrying 48 passengers in all outside cabins with huge picture windows and numerous unique features including a glass bottom boat. La Pinta was specifically designed to cruise the Galapagos. La Pinta and her sister ships the Isabella II and Santa Cruz are several discounts to for this spring including 20% off the cruise prices for March, April and May, and an extra savings for single travelers you can get your own cabin at no extra charge. These specials add up it’s over a $900 savings for shared cabins and for single travelers you’ll save over $2300!
For many a cruise of the Galapagos Islands would not be complete without putting the sails up and moving quietly through the waters as the winds guide you along your way. The best sailing yachts in Galapagos also featuring special Spring savings for select departures from March to June. The Mary Anne, Sagitta and Beagle are offering a number of different cruises ranging in price from $2600 to $3200 per person which works out to a savings of up to $700 per person.
If you are looking to save big the Tip Top III had a last-minute cancellation on their March 26th departure. The Tip Top III is a great first class yacht offering consistently good service. You can join this cruise for just $1764 a $951 savings or a 35% discount – and a great value.
No matter when you travel this year the Journey fleet has extended their early booking discount promotion to all departures for 2010 booked before March 31st. Both the Journey I and Journey III offer 4 day, 5 day and 8 day Galapagos cruises. You can save up to $990 per person for an 8 day cruise in a suite on board the Journey I.
All of these discounts apply to new bookings only.
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