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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced that it will be celebrating its first annual Conservation in Action Galapagos series. The trips, setting sail in late summer 2015, will feature conservation spotlights in the archipelago. Over the years, Conservation in Action Galapagos has raised over $6 million.
This year, Lindblad pledges to donate $1,000 per guest towards the fund when they book trips from August 15 through September 26. In addition, passengers will receive free airfare from Miami to the Galapagos during the promotion.
The expedition features extensive wildlife immersion and shore activities, including kayaking, snorkeling with sea turtles and penguins, bird watching, hiking excursions and more. Through the special Conservation program, guests will also be able to support local artisans by working with the company’s Paper to Pearls team, where they will make beads out of paper scraps that can be used for jewelry and other crafts.
Drawing classes will also be offered through the National Geographic Endeavor’s resident artist, Carlyn Iverson. Iverson will hold her classes during expeditions, where guests can draw and be inspired by up-close wildlife.
The 10-day voyages begin at $6,290 per person.