Galapagos Island Adventure

This is your chance to walk in the footsteps of Darwin! Win 9 days for two in the Galapagos Islands including a full tour and your airfare!

Sponsor: 42-18 LLC, 1633 Broadway, 47th Floor, New York, New York 10010

Prize: This incredible, magical — and did we already note free? (yes, we did, up there in the headline) — trip is Hurtigruten Expeditions’ 9-day In Darwin’s Footsteps Galápagos adventure (7 days on a ship, sailing to more than a half-dozen islands + 2 days in Quito, Ecuador) for you and a guest! Plus airfare (up to $500 per person) from anywhere in U.S. All in, that’s a retail value of over $17,500. You. Are. Welcome. 

A nine-day trip for two for the winner and one other person to the Galapagos Island, including airfare from the airport nearest the winner’s home in North America (up to a maximum of $500 per traveler, roundtrip) and lodgings, valued at $17,756 ($8,878 for the winner and $8,878 for the winner’s guest).  The actual value will depend on variations in costs such as the airfare.  The winner must provide Sponsor and Administrator at least 60 days’ notice of the date he or she wishes to depart for the Galapagos Islands.

Please note that the winner and guest will be responsible for airfare costs in excess of $500 per person.

The prize includes a two-night hotel stay in Quito, Ecuador, including breakfast and dinner on the second day, before the winner and guest depart for the Galapagos Island, and then ground transportation from the Quito hotel to the Quito airport, plus roundtrip flights from Quito to Baltra Island, Ecuador where the winner and guest will board an expedition cruise to the Galapagos Islands.

The winner and guest will stay in an Explorer Cabin on the expedition cruise, with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Beagle Restaurant with beverages including beer, wine, soda, and mineral water. 

The winner and guest will receive on-board, complimentary tea and coffee; reusable water bottles for filling on board; access to the hot tubs, gym, and self-service washers and dryers for clothes; welcome and farewell cocktails, and an English-speaking expedition team to guide activities and provide information on board and ashore.  The winner and guest will be able to use the ship’s science center which features a library, microscopes, and samples, and to take part in the citizen-science program which permits guests to contribute to current scientific research projects.

No gratuities are expected on board. 

Once ashore the winner and guest will be able to take part in activities such as hiking, coastal exploration, kayaking, snorkeling, and viewing the aquatic life in a glass-bottom boat.  The winner and guest will each be able to rent a wetsuit free of charge.

All excursions and other activities are subject to change and to weather conditions. 

The winner and guest will receive access to the airport lounge at the airport in Guayaquil or in Quito upon returning from the Galapagos Islands.

REQUEST 1:   NOTE: All travelers such as the winner and the winner’s guest (including children under the age of 18) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO-approved vaccine. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose of a WHO-approved vaccine. All travelers who became fully vaccinated more than 270 days prior to departure must present proof of a booster shot. The vaccine and vaccine certificate must comply with local regulations in the area of the cruise.

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who, at the time of entry, are legal residents of the United States and are of the age of majority in their particular jurisdiction but in no event less than 18 years old.By entering you are confirming that you meet these eligibility criteria.  Employees, directors and officers and their immediate families (husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, parents and children and their spouses) and household members (whether or not related) of Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Galapagos Sweepstakes (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible.  By entering the Galapagos Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these rules.  The winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a publicity release that will allow use of the winner’s names and likenesses by the Sponsor. 

Start Date: 12 pm EDT on Wednesday April 20

End Date: 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday May 20

How To Enter: Click Enter Now below and then complete the form and click ENTER NOW.

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