Galapagos Adventure with International Veterinary Seminars
Cruise the Galapagos in an upscale yacht on this exciting International Veterinary Seminars course!
The Galapagos are a wildlife treasure. Nothing quite compares to the joy of observing animals in the wild here, or the sense of wonder and privilege felt while spending time with creatures that don’t run or fly away when humans approach.
An outstanding natural history guide will lead us on exciting hiking trips each day through incredible habitats in this unmatched wildlife spectacle.
You’ll enjoy watching the world’s only seagoing lizards, to flightless cormorants and penguins, flamingos, inflatable frigate birds, wave albatrosses, clownish boobies, patriarchal giant tortoises, and 13 species of Darwin finches. There can often be thrilling encounters with animals–up close and in large numbers.
This expedition often provides extraordinary opportunities to swim with marine mammals such as sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, and manta, eagle, and golden rays, as well as thousands of the 300 species of colorful fish.
We have selected the “Coral I or II” motor yacht for our travels as it is a spectacular small yacht with only a maximum of 18 (April 2020) to 36 (July 2019) people, making this is the ideal way to explore these enchanting islands.
Dr. Virginia Luis-Fuentes will provide 18 CE hours on “Managing common cardiac problems in practice today”. Dr. Luis-Fuentes is known for her practical and informative presentations.
Dr. Terri Bonenberger will provide 18 CE hours on “Managing common dermatologic problems in practice today”. Dr. Terri Bonenberger works in a busy referral practice in Charleston, SC and is known for her practical and informative presentations.
Dr. Howard Seim IIIis a graduate of Washington State University. He did his internship at Saskatoon, Canada, residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and has been teaching small animal surgery at Colorado State University for 26 years. He was Chief of the Small Animal Surgery section at Colorado State University from 1992 to 2002.
Seminar registration fee is $795.00.
IVS in the Galapagos Trip Highlights:
- Deluxe, upscale yacht limited to 18-36 passengers (depending on the date you choose)
- Enjoy up close and personal encounters with wildlife in one of the world’s top nature destinations!
- The most comprehensive Galapagos experience available, with nature hikes, swimming, and sea kayaking excursions
- Knowledgeable and personable naturalist on board our yacht to lead all hikes and activities.
- Optional opportunities to SCUBA dive
For adventurous and certified divers looking for the best diving sites in the Galapagos Islands, now you can add a diving tour in the Islands along professional masters and instructors to your itinerary. Most divers consider the Galapagos Islands the best diving experience of their careers.
The massive amounts of sharks that swim on the Galapagos waters, the feeding frenzies to be witnessed in several locations, the playful sea lions and the diverse volcanic formations, make this location a unique diving experience.
This is an optional activity for certified divers, which you can enjoy during our cruise tour. The diving experience is the most rewarding complementary activity for those who know the secret of the underwater world. Please call for more information!
(Meals included: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Arrive to Quito and check in to hotel, SwissÔtel. Hotel website: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/quito/
Walking tour of historic Quito. B
AM – Depart from Quito to Baltra.
PM – Visit Charles Darwin Station with some free time to visit town and shop. B, L & D
AM – Dragon Hill, dry landing. Walking tour followed by snorkeling.
PM – Bartolome Island, dry landing. Walking tour and snorkeling. B, L & D
AM – Rabida wet landing. Walking tour along beach and dunes. Dinghy ride with snorkeling.
PM – Buccaneers Cove & Espumilla Beach, wet landing. Walking tour followed by snorkeling/swimming. B, L & D
AM – Black Turtle Cove, dinghy tour.
PM – Highland Tortoise Reserve, dry landing. Drive followed by walking. B, L & D
AM – Punta Vicente Roca. Dinghy tour followed by snorkeling.
PM – Punta Espinosa, dry landing. Walking followed by snorkeling. B, L & D
AM – Urbina Bay, wet landing. Walking tour followed by snorkeling.
PM – Tagus Cove, dry landing. Walking tour in volcanic zone followed by snorkeling/swimming. B, L & D
AM – Egas Port, Santiago wet landing. Walking tour on varied volcanic terrain, followed by snorkeling/swimming.
PM – Sullivan Bay, dry landing. Walking followed by snorkeling/swimming. B, L & D
AM – Bachas Beach, wet landing. Then catch return flight to Quito.
PM – Check-in Hotel Casa de Hacienda La Jimenita, near the airport: hotelnuevoaeropuerto.com
Day 11 Fly out of Quito. B
*Note: depending on availability we may choose a different hotel of similar type and equal quality.