Tailor-made journeys The beauty of tailor-made travel is that every tripis unique. Whether you want to stay in simple orluxurious accommodation, have great guides onhand or want to explore under your own steam,travel for one week or five, we can create a tripto match your tastes and budget. We also createtrips for a special occasion, where added touchescan change an adventurous journey into aspectacular honeymoon, anniversary or birthdaycelebration. We can tailor your trip to particularinterests such as walking or diving and have thespecialist knowledge to match. Throughout thebrochure you will find suggested itineraries andsome of our favourite hotels, lodges and boats.These are included purely to offer inspiration andgive you a flavour of what is possible, as eachjourney is created individually to give you theopportunity to experience a destination in exactly the way you choose.Specialist knowledgeOur specialists have all travelled throughout theGalapagos with Audley so you can rely on theirextensive first-hand knowledge. They regularlyreturn to see the boats and hotels, meet ourguides - many of whom are firm friends -experience all the excursions and activities andkeep up-to-date with local developments. Theypride themselves on having an honest 'tell it howit is' approach to planning your trip and, as well astheir own knowledge, are able to draw on theconsiderable collective experience of theircolleagues. We believe this approach is unique toAudley and the only way we can genuinely offeryou a tailor-made service.Financial securityAll travel arrangements in this brochure thatinclude a flight are ATOL protected by the CivilAviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 4817.Please see our booking conditions for moreinformation. If your arrangements do not includeany flights they are protected by a separatefinancial scheme, for further details visitwww.audleytravel.com/protectPlanning your tripThis brochure is very much intended as a guide to whet your appetite, highlight the many optionsavailable and answer some of the most frequentlyasked questions. If you would like some generalguidance, or have an idea of the type of trip youwish to take, call one of our Galapagos specialistson 01993 838 635. They can offer advice anddiscuss your plans with you, creating a detaileditinerary together with maps, accommodationinformation, colour photographs and a price. Your specialist will then continue to refine theplans until you are completely satisfied. They willbe on hand from the start of the planning process to your return and are always available to answer questions and offer sound advice.ContentsIntroduction2-5IslandsoftheGalapagos6-7WildlifeoftheGalapagos8-11Galapagoscruises12-19Smallsail boats14-15Smallmotor boats16Catamarans17Medium-sizedboats18Largeboats19Stayingashore20-21DivingintheGalapagos21Yourquestions22-23BeyondtheGalapagos24-27Suggesteditineraries28-30Usefulinformation31Introducing Audley Audley was founded by Craig Burkinshaw after he developed a passion for travel in the early 1990s. This enthusiasm turned into a determination to make it possible forothers to share the same experience and, from these small beginnings, the company was born.Audley offers a new type of travel experience - individual journeys, designed to match thetraveller's interests, tastes and budget, created with an absolute commitment to quality,authenticity and a passion for travel. Today Audley is one of the UK's most highly regardedspecialist tour operators, providing tailor-made trips throughout Asia, Africa, the MiddleEast, Latin America, Australasia, Antarctica and the Arctic, Canada and Alaska.Introduction3
around a pool, and perhaps some snorkellingor diving among tropical fish, playful sealions and darting Galapagos penguins.What sets these Galapagos wildlifeencounters apart is the lack of fear that theanimals have of humans. Your memories of the islands will be a riot of colour, acacophony of noise and unforgettableintrigue - the red of the great frigate bird'sFrom the minute you set foot on one ofthe Galapagos islands and inch gingerlypast a sea lion sleeping on the path, thismagical Pacific archipelago will have cast its spell. Mornings spent watching courtshipdances of exotic birds, observing finchesgrooming giant tortoises and photographingbasking marine iguanas, will give way togentle afternoons; a siesta on a sun deck or4The Galapagospuffed up chest, the comical feet of blue-footed boobies, the screeching andclacking of courting albatrosses andwonderment at just how lonely LonesomeGeorge, the giant tortoise, might be. YourGalapagos experience should be exhilaratingand relaxing in equal measure. Whateveryour expectations, we are sure you willreturn in awe of these amazing islands.