Quito and Galapagos Islands Exploration


Dates: Sept. 7-16, 2020

Trip Details

Boulder-like giant tortoises, diving marine iguanas, waved albatrosses taking flight and waters filled with tropical fish and sea turtles provide an amazing adventure for travelers who love observing wildlife in their natural setting. Stroll among the sea lions basking on sandy beaches and learn about the water-dwelling creatures and the land animals from a conservation expert on this unique tour.

The Galapagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, considered to be one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife viewing. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else.

Highlights of this trip include: Otavalo indigenous market, Quito historical Old Town, The Charles Darwin Research Station, San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz Islands, Nambillo-Mindo Cloud Forest and cruising on board the Galapagos Legend.

Deck levels and pricing:

  • Junior Suite Cabin: $6,159 per person, double occupancy. Single Supplement, $1,690.
  • Balcony Suite Cabin: $6,639 per person, double occupancy. Single Supplement, $1,890

Please contact the NIU Alumni Office at 815-753-1512 or panders1@niu.edu to register for this trip.


The trip includes:
• Round-trip airfare from Chicago.
• Accommodations and ground transportation.

• All meals while cruising and two additional lunches.
• Four nights in Quito, Ecuador and four nights onboard M/V Galapagos Legend.

• Galapagos National Park Tax ($100).



Click here to download the trip brochure

Dates: Sept. 7-16, 2020

Cost: From $6,159 per person

More Information:
NIU Alumni Association