BLUE FOOTED BOOBY
WITH AWARD WINNING AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
11 - 18 MARCH 2019
EXPEDITION ON LOCATIONS
MAXIMUM 8 PERS
11 - 18 MARCH 2019
GALAPAGOS Expedition Cruise with
Sergio Pitamitz, National Geographic Image Collection Photographer
Award-winning photographer and journalist Sergio Pitamitz has both French and Italian nationality. He is a National Geographic Image collection contributing photographer. He is mainly concerned with stories about nature, nature conservation and wildlife. As a photographer and journalist, he has traveled in more than 80 countries while carrying out his assignments, crossing all seven continents, from the Americas to Australia, from the North Pole to Antarctica, from Africa to Asia and the Middle East.
He is a contributor to the Italian edition of National Geographic Magazine and his images and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications including BBC Wildlife, Terre Sauvage, Oasis, Africa Geographic, Geo, The New York Times, Time, News Week, Figaro Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic website, as well as other National Geographic publications.
His first book, Wild Africa - with a conservation quote from the famous National Geographic photojournalist Steve Winter and the introduction by the world famous fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel - was launched in 2016 at the international nature photography festival of Montier-en-Der in France.
He is involved in raising funds for the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative through lectures and the traveling exhibition Wild Africa, which shows a selection of the best images of the book.
He has received recognition in many international photography competitions such as Nature's Best, National Wildlife, Oasis and Audubon. He won the NPPA - National Press Photography Association "Best of Photojournalism 2016 - Environmental Category". His photography is represented by National Geographic Creative
and Getty Images. When he is not commissioned, Sergio conducts photography trips in the polar regions, in Africa and in the habitats of the big cats.
If all nature goes back to unity, here seems to be the last piece in which everything coincides as one beautiful whole.
Here, where man seems to be a "lake" than the variegated species in the wild, nature can expand in an infinite evolution.
From the early landscapes (or the end) of the world, lava fields, clear blue sea, red crabs like fire, scorribandano beaches black as pitch, sea lions scuba diving from scorched rocks in the sea, white guano's, improbable birds (Albatross, Blauwvoet Jan of Ghent). A world worthy of expressionist painting, full of paradoxes. Everyone lives here together, one next to the other, not so much in peace ... but maybe in a natural order of things, where someone kills to eat, to survive. Logical concepts that the human species sometimes seems to want to be considered exempt.
Day 1: 11 March - Arrival of Baltra airport - Afternoon to Bartolome island
Day 2: 12 March - Morning South Plaza Island - Afternoon North Seymour Island
Day 3: 13 March - Morning Pittpoint and Islet (San Cristobal Island) - Afternoon Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)
Day 4: March 14 - Morning Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve (San Cristobal Island) - Afternoon San Cristobal
Day 5: March 15 - Morning Gardner Bay, Osborn Islets (Espanola Island) - Afternoon Suarez Point (Espanola Island)
Day 6: March 16 - Morning Post Office (Floreana Island) - Afternoon Cormorant Point, Devil's Crown or Champion (Floreana Island)
Day 7: March 17 - Morning Charles Darwin research Station and Fausto Lierena Breeding Center (Santa Cruz Island) - Afternoon Hihlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
Day 8 - 18 March - Morning Carrion Point (Santa Cruz Island) - Afternoon back to Baltra airport
LEARNING FROM THE BEST: Sergio Pitamitz
These guided tours offer an excellent opportunity to learn from the best photographers represented by National Geographic Image Collection.
As explained above, Sergio Pitamitz is one of them. You will have all the time to learn from him and get personal coaching on photo techniques and creative approach.
At the same time with an intense experience of nature, it is a unique experience that certainly takes your photographic skills to another level.
The Galapagos Legend MN can accommodate up to 100 people.
Huts with ocean views, air conditioning, low beds and a private bathroom in double, triple and quadruple rooms are available.
Comfortable and spacious common areas, internal satellite telephony service, local and international, internet is accessible when anchoring on the main islands. Suites and junior suites are available with a private balcony and panoramic windows for private enjoyment of spectacular views.
Prices in EURO
STANDARD PLUS: = € 4,900
CABIN JUNIOR SUITES: = € 5,500
BALCONY SUITES: = € 6,400
Tax access Galapagos = USD 100 (to be paid locally in USD US dollars)
QUOTE PER PERSON = USD 20 (payable locally in USD)
ADD TO THE CRUISE PRICE
Flights to Galapagos + 2 nights in Guayaquil Hotel Oro Verde **** (or similar) with breakfast and tour of the city + Euro 800
Intercontinental flight from Benelux about 1000 EURO
Since the number of cabins is limited, it is necessary to register as early as possible to guarantee reservations.
THE TRAVEL IS CARRIED OUT WITH A MINIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE
* THE PRICE IS BASED ON THE RENTAL PRICES AND THE CONCESSION COSTS TO BE CONFIRMED BEFORE 2019
COMPLETE TRAVEL AMOUNT MUST BE PAID BY DEFINITIVE RESERVATION
After booking you will receive a payment request and pay the full amount in advance by bank transfer.
That way everything is arranged and your trip is reserved. You will receive an invoice from that.
In case of cancellation of the trip from the organization on site due to exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions, death, war conflicts, aviation failures, no refunds are possible for those reasons. You can always go to your travel insurance.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
In case of cancellation you should always inform us as soon as possible. Since we also have to pay cancellation costs with our partners, in some cases we also pay a cancellation fee.
Below, in the general terms and conditions and in the travel information you receive, this is explained in detail each time.
You can always approach your cancellation insurance for this.
ATTENTION: For this trip very specific cancellation periods and reimbursement conditions apply:
You can cancel up to 6 months before departure with a reimbursement of 25% of the total travel sum.
Less than 6 months before departure you must pay the full travel sum and there is no refund possible.