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INCA (International Nature and Cultural Adventures) has announced its lineup of departures for 2016 in the Galápagos Islands, with extensions to the Amazon, Peru, and the Ecuadorian countryside. The company will offer 10 different itineraries for 2016.
For its most popular program, the 11-day Origins of Species, INCA will offer 47 cruises aboard Integrity. Starting at $6,095 per person, double occupancy, the trip includes two nights in Quito, an overnight on Santa Cruz Island to see giant tortoises in the wild and an eight-day, seven-night cruise.
INCA's Journeys in the Galápagos for 2016
Darwin's Isles - New for 2016, this 10-day includes a night in Quito and a night in Santa Cruz before boarding the yacht Reina Silvia for the eight-day cruise. ($6,095)
The Galapagos Conservancy with Dr. Linda Cayot – This special collaboration between INCA and the Galápagos Conservancy offers a 13-day journey on which guests will get an insider look at the Charles Darwin Research Station and be accompanied by two experts: Galápagos wildlife and tortoise expert Dr. Linda Cayot and Galapagos guide Richard Polatty. ($8,395; January 30 - February 6 and June 11 – 18, 2016)
Ultimate Galápagos – Nature lovers can take two back-to-back eight-day, seven-night yacht cruises covering both Eastern and Western Routes on this 18-day journey. ($10,895)
Galápagos with Amazon Jungle – Two of Ecuador's natural wonders: the Galápagos Islands and the Amazon Jungle rainforest are explored in this 17-day itinerary. ($7,695)
Galápagos with Ecuadorian Countryside – On this 13-day journey, INCA guests will explore villages along the Avenue of Volcanos, each known for a particular craft (leather goods, weaving, wood and stone carving, musical instruments). ($7,195)
Galápagos with Hacienda Zuleta – This 13-day journey includes a stay at a beautiful working hacienda owned by a former president of Ecuador. ($7,295)
INCA also offers an eight-day Private Charter on the Integrity and two journeys combining the Galápagos with Perú: the 20-day Perú and the Galápagos and the 16-day Machu Picchu and the Galápagos.
All INCA's Galápagos adventures include all yacht and hotel accommodations; all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and draft beer while on the yacht; all guides, activities, tours and sightseeing arrangements; use of kayaks and snorkel equipment on yacht, roundtrip airport transfers and all arrangements as specified on the itinerary. Not included are airfare, airport taxes and fees; Galápagos National Park fee; Galápagos yacht fuel surcharge; tips for yacht crews, guides or naturalist; wetsuits, and other items of a personal nature.