Austin Adventures Offers Both Land and Sea-Based Options For In-Depth Exploration of The Galapagos Islands

Billings, MT, Dec. 27, 2010 – Austin Adventures (ALA), the active travel company setting adventure tour standards in Yellowstone National Park, Europe, Africa and beyond, announces two options for exploring one of the world’s most iconic vacation destinations. 

Choices are by land or by sea for a Galapagos holiday, announced Dan Austin, owner of Austin Adventures. The company engages Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges for its land-based, island-hopping programs and for expedition cruising, the eco-sensitive, visionary small ship company, Ecoventura. 

“We’re thrilled that we can offer a choice of upscale, active vacation programs in this astonishing environment,” said Austin. “Bottom line for each option is that our travel partners practice the highest standards of sustainability on behalf of this region – without sacrificing the level of service and activity that our clients count on.” 

Each program runs eight days and seven nights with weekly departures throughout 2011. The Galapagos land-based option utilizes three intimate lodges on three islands and is priced from $3,016 per adult. Guests are motored by high-speed boat among the islands. See: 

On The “Galapagos by sea” option guests enjoy accommodations aboard a signature fleet of three identical 20-passenger luxury motor yachts that stop at choice islands by day and motor amongst them at night. Rates are from $3,375 per adult. See: 

Either option offers discounts of up to 30 percent for ages 7 and up traveling with an adult. The all-inclusive adventures include double occupancy rooms with private baths, all meals, professional and first-aid certified guides, site-appropriate equipment such as snorkeling gear and sea kayaks, luggage service, vehicle support as required, and some taxes and gratuities. Not included are international and in-country air, park entrance fees, transit cards and optional pre/post lodging and tour packages. 

Austinnoted that spring break 2011 is beginning to fill up and that families who want to introduce their youngsters to The Galapagos should make plans soon if they want to travel with one of the Best Tour Operators in the World. 

About Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures, with a 37-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents, has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms.  Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning.  ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee.  

For free 2011 catalog call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: 

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