Ecuador: General Tours Announces $1,000 Savings on New 2013 Galapagos Trips

General Tours World Traveler has unveiled its 2013 Galapagos collection with three new itineraries aboard its distinguished all-suite vessel. With large staterooms and more balconies than any other ship, the intimate MV Galapagos Explorer II also indulges guests with complimentary wine and cocktails at dinner and in the lounge. Once ashore, top-notch naturalists and small landing parties of never more than 16 guests promise thrilling up-close encounters with wildlife.

Travelers can now save $1,000 per couple when they pay-in-full at time of booking for any 2013 Journey to the Galapagos departure. For the first time, the company will offer a one week trip highlighted by a 3-night all-inclusive cruise. Now priced from $3,299 per person after the discount, the program features extensive naturalist-guided exploration on 4 unique islands including Plazas Island, home to the magnificent Frigate bird. A popular 8-day trip makes 8 unique landings including Santa Cruz Island where the elusive giant Galapagos tortoise can be observed in its natural habitat. For the most complete Galapagos experience, General Tours’ 11-day adventure features 14 shore excursions on 7 different islands, including Isabela and Fernandina at the remote western edge of the archipelago. All trips begin with a 2-night stay in Quito at the 5-star Swissotel. In the company of General Tours’ expert Trip Leader and never more than 16 guests, travelers will spend their first day in Ecuador exploring the culture, cuisine and architecture of the capital, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its finely preserved Colonial-era monuments. At the conclusion of their cruise, travelers enjoy a deluxe overnight stay in the thriving Pacific port of Guayaquil.

Combinable Savings… Plus $100 Bonuses for General Tours Rewards Agents
Guests can combine their $1,000 per couple pay-in-full discount with the company’s unique Family & Friends offer for additional savings of $50 to $150 per person when 3 or more guests travel together. General Tours is also offering $100 Booking Bonuses every time clients take advantage of its pay-in-full offer. Agents can earn these Bonuses by signing up for the company’s free loyalty program at

General Tours, 800-221-2216,

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