The Galapagos Islands & Amazon Jungle

With JC Raulston Arboretum

Director Mark Weathington!

January 18 - 29, 2020

You’re invited! Join JC Raulston Arboretum’s, Mark Weathington - Director and Curator of Collections, on an unforgettable journey to the legendary Galápagos Islands and Amazon Rain Forest of Ecuador. While based on the island of Santa Cruz we’ll spend our days exploring the many nearby islands of North Seymour, Santa Fe and Plaza Islands. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and encounter remarkable species unknown anywhere else on earth. Certified naturalists will enlighten and expand your understanding of the amazing creatures and unparalleled diversity of the Amazon Rain Forest. Come commune with the iguanas and snorkel with sea lions on this amazing adventure with JC Raulston Arboretum!

Expedition Highlights

Five days exploring the Galápagos Islands with naturalists
Charles Darwin
Research Station
Unequalled diversity of wildlife
Snorkeling with marine life
Opportunities for short hikes
on the Galápagos Islands
Historic walking tour
of the old colonial town of Quito
Knowledgeable, experienced local guides
Intimate dining experiences
A full day excursion
to local markets and hot springs
Travel with like-minded garden lovers
Earthbound Expeditions makes a contribution
to the respected Carbonfund annually

Trip Facts

12 Days/ 11 Nights (when including optional air)
$6,495 per person
double occupancy
$799 single supplement
Trip departs
the USA on January 18, 2020
Trip returns
to the USA on January 29
*Prices based on a minimum of 23 guests


$995 DELTA AIRLINES: Optional group air from North Carolina to Ecuador via Atlanta on Delta Airlines. Includes all taxes, fees and airport transfers in Ecuador and day use of the airport hotel on the final day of your trip!



  • Reserve by June 1, 2019 and save $75
  • Pay your final balance by check and save $75
  • JC Raulston Arboretum and Earthbound travel alumni save $100

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