BOULDER, CO, December 14, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ — Intrepid Travel is expecting an increase in interest on the Galapagos Islands thanks to media coverage of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his publication of The Origin of the Species. The coming year has been termed, “Darwin Year” in celebration. Tour operator, Intrepid Travel, is already seeing an increase in early bookings for 2009 over 2008.
Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos Islands, on board the HMS Beagle in 1835, helped him formulate his theories on natural selection.
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, inspired Charles Darwin and is what continues to draw travelers to the remote Galapagos Islands. Travelers discover the outstanding natural beauty, interesting history and unique wildlife by foot, boat, bike and snorkel. They trace Darwinian evolutionary theories, spot colorful, bizarre and beautiful creatures and experience an archipelago adventure completely out of this world.
The area around Floreana Island is well known for spotting dolphins and albatross. Adventurers looking for incredible diving and snorkeling head to Enderby Islet, Champions Bay or Devils Crown.
Santa Cruz features amazingly long lava tunnels and breathtaking panoramic views of the islands. Travelers on Intrepid’s Galapagos adventure tour head to Tortuga Bay, a stunning white sand beach, to see the comical marine iguanas, or to hit the waves and have a go at body boarding or surfing.
A trip to the Galapagos is the experience of a lifetime for most visitors. This Galapagos trip lasts 10 days and costs $2335 USD (plus a park entry fee of $100 USD). http://www.intrepidtravel.com/trips/GXF/USPR
About Intrepid Travel
With over 19 years of experience, Intrepid Travel is one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators. Intrepid offers over 450 itineraries in more than 100 destinations worldwide. Intrepid trips are designed to go off the beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, joining locals on their transport, in their markets and even in their homes.