Although the project is based on the wonderful island of San Cristobal, we will be taking visiting many locations within the Galapagos archipelago. These include La Galapaguera, Isla Lobos, Espanola Las Negritas and La Loberia.
With a huge array of species, such as, Giant Tortoise, Blue Footed Boobie, Waved Albatross, Frigate Birds, Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas, among a huge array of other species, this is a trip of a lifetime.
During the holiday 50% of the days will be purely for photography, whilst the other days will be spent at the project site helping with a range of tasks. However, you will have 2 ‘free days’ and the project finishes at 13:00 on these days for you to spend the afternoons as you wish.
Tasks during project days are varied and depend on the need, but could include:
- Identifying and surveying native flora and fauna, including the majestic giant tortoise and amazing birds
- Invasive vegetation clearing
- Planting seedlings to restore native and endemic species
- Beach clean ups and litter picks in wildlife rich areas
- Assisting on an organic farm to learn about sustainable farming
- Work within the community
- Collecting data on water levels, in conjunction with the local government
- Education programmes in local schools, with the aim to teach children the importance of conservation
Why should I join this Expedition?
The Galapagos is one of the most dreamed-of locations for many travellers who love the great outdoors, wildlife and nature. To be able to contribute to the survival of this astonishing environment is not only important, it is also lots of fun.
No trip to the Galapagos would be complete without exploring, and as such one of the great highlights is exploring the islands – We’ve chartered several boats to various locations to highlight the beauty of this Galapagos Islands photography holiday.