Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges Announces Contest for Five-Day Multi-Island Vacation for Two

Commemorating Ecuador’s Acquisition of the Galapagos Islands in 1832 - Sign Up for Red Mangrove's Travel Blog and be Entered into a 5 Day Trip Giveaway for Two.

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador, December 05, 2011 --( Those Signing Up for Red Mangrove’s Travel Newsletter Blog Are Entered in Contest: Commemorating Ecuador’s Acquisition of the Galapagos Islands in 1832.

Ecuador’s leading hospitality company for active adventure, Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges, is running a contest for a five day / four night tour for two entitled Darwin’s Triangle to commemorate 180 years ago when on Feb. 12, 1832, Ecuador annexed the Galapagos Islands, naming them the Archipelago of Ecuador. Today these islands are a National Park, a Marine Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See:

With this contest, Hernan Rodas, the lodging company’s visionary owner, sheds light on and underscores the variety and pros of a land-based vacation with multi-island accommodations available for guests who prefer terra firma over cruising options.

The winners will be guests at three of Red Mangrove’s Galapagos lodges on Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana Islands. Everything except national park entrance fee ($100) and international and in-country air is covered, including transfers between the three island lodges. Activities include naturalist-led wildlife excursions by water and land, hikes, snorkeling, beach time and optional scuba diving. The approximate value of this trip for two is $3,250.

To become a contestant people are asked to sign up for the Red Mangrove Galapagos Travel Blog newsletter before Feb. 12, 2012. Those already signed up for the newsletter are automatically entered. The grand prize will be randomly drawn on Feb. 12 and the winner will be notified by mail. The trip must be taken in the months of May, September or October 2012.

About Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges
Red Mangrove Galapagos and Ecuador Lodges in 2007 introduced a land-based alternative to exploring the Galapagos that heretofore was a cruise-only destination. While it may be best known for its upscale lodging and dive operations in the Galapagos, recent expansion has made it a leader in mainland Ecuador hospitality as well. With upscale waterfront lodges strategically situated on Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana, it is the only company offering high quality, branded accommodations and services on multiple islands in the Galapagos and across mainland Ecuador. Because it is land-based, Red Mangrove can offer a more extensive roster of activities and more flexibility than traditional cruise options.

The customary way to experience Red Mangrove’s Galapagos hospitality is to spend a number of nights on each island accessed by small boat and/or aircraft. With 14 guest rooms, Aventura Lodge on Santa Cruz is distinguished by its unique architectural design which blends its mangrove forest and seafront environments tastefully and responsibly. Its location boasts generous views of Puerto Ayora Bay. Separated from the ocean by a white sand, palm-lined beach, Isabela Lodge offers eight rooms outside the sleepy fisherman’s village of Puerto Villamil on one of the most volcanically active islands on Earth. Red Mangrove Floreana Lodge is a romantic gathering of 10 private pine cottages just a five minute walk from the village of Puerto Velasco Ibarra (population 150). Red Mangrove Divers Lodge Santa Cruz has 11 rooms near the Red Mangrove Dive Academy. Red Mangrove Isabela Divers Lodge features 5-rooms adjacent to scenic Puerto Villamil. On the mainland coast of Ecuador Samai Lodge with 11 rooms is an inn-and-spa suited for recollection, relaxation and wellness surrounded by the sounds of the jungle and crashing surf.

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