Los Angeles Times

Chartered yacht tour

- — Rosemary McClure

Explore the otherworld­ly landscapes and wildlife of the Galápagos Islands on an 11-day chartered yacht tour with Mountain Travel Sobek. The trip, which usually costs $5,495 per person, is being discounted $1,000 for three spring dates. Highlights include hiking, snorkeling and kayaking. The islands, about 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, are known for their diverse wildlife, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas and penguins.

Dates: Discounted tours depart March 10 and 31, April 7.

Price: $4,495 per person. Includes transporta­tion, accommodat­ions, meals, activities and in-country ground transport. Internatio­nal airfare, $100 Galápagos National Park fee and a $20 Transit Control Card are not included.

Info: Mountain Travel Sobek, (888) 831-7526, www.mtsobek.com

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