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Hurtigruten two-for-one sale to benefit Galápagos charities

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Up to $100,000 of proceeds from Hurtigruten sales will support conservation of flora and fauna including the Galápagos tortoise
Hurtigruten Expeditions rolled out a buy one, get one free offer for nearly all Galápagos departures from March through year's end.

In addition, solo travelers will get 50% off.

During the same period, Hurtigruten Expeditions will donate up to $100,000 from proceeds of sales to its three local charity partners.

Book by Feb. 15

This offer, for the US market, is available through Feb. 15.

Hurtigruten's new Western LoopNorthern Loop and combined 11-day itinerary join the company's original Eastern Loop, its first Galápagos itinerary which launched last year.

Protection of fauna and flora

The company said proceeds of up to $100,000 of bookings from these trips go to the Charles Darwin FoundationGalapagos Conservancy and Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco. Together, these groups protect the Galápagos tortoise, whale sharks, Galápagos penguins, pink iguanas, sea lions and hundreds of species of birds and other endemic fauna and flora.

78 sailings a year

With the new circuits, Hurtigruten Expeditions now offers four year-round itineraries, creating 78 opportunities a year for travelers to experience the remote archipelago. Sailings of seven to 11 days operate on the upgraded 90-passenger Santa Cruz II with optional extensions to the Ecuadorian cloud forest or the Amazonian rain forest.

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