Quasar Expeditions are known to be pioneers when it comes to providing unique travel experiences in South America – from adventure cruising to overland safaris. We are intrigued by these latest announcements, including brand new and exclusive expeditions in partnership with discerning UK travelers club, Globalista and one of the UK’s leading adventure tour operators, Steppes Travel.

With these latest adventures, guests can discover the Galapagos Islands’ most spectacular sights, alongside some of the world’s most famous thinkers: Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker. These expeditions have been engineered precisely to help protect the endemic wildlife of the Galapagos. In case you miss the first opportunity this year, don’t worry, they have two additional options in December…

We have no doubt that passengers aboard these chartered tours will have an experience like none other, and enjoy a fully immersive educational adventure, while having a deeper insight into this unique archipelago. Prices start at $9,400, per person. www.quasarex.com


1. Galapagos Cruise with Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker

Date: March 9-19, 2017

American philosopher, novelist and recipient of the National Humanities Award by President Obama for ‘bringing philosophy into conversation with culture’, Rebecca Goldstein joins Steven Pinker, pre-eminent psychologist, Harvard professor and linguist, to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. On this trip, passengers will get to observe the clear evolutionary path displayed by the vivid wildlife on these unspoiled islands.

The tour highlights the archipelago’s most interesting habitants including the blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises and flightless cormorants with narrative from two of today’s most important thinkers – a rare privilege. Pinker will deliver informative lectures and insightful thoughts on all the Galapagos has to offer aboard Quasar Expedition’s M/V Evolution yacht, which is limited to 32 passengers.

2. Galapagos Cruise with Richard Dawkins

Dates: December 7-17, 2017 & December 14-24, 2017

Alongside Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s foremost evolutionary biologists and Fellow of the Royal Society, guests spend the days amidst an abundance of colorful wildlife. Vibrant yellow iguanas dot the rocks of Dragon Hill whilst blush-pink flamingos balance in the salt-water lagoon of Santa Cruz Island and great frigate birds flash their red neck pouches in the hope of attracting a mate.

Explore the various landscapes of seven different islands with Dawkins; from the black hardened lava flow of the volcanic Sullivan Bay to the green algae covered floor of Tagus Cove, this archipelago showcases the endless diversity of nature. Aboard The M/V Evolution yacht, Richard Dawkins will be escorting excursions during the 8-day itinerary while giving lectures aboard this boutique vessel.

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