How would you like to win a 7-night Galapagos Islands cruise for two aboard an Ecoventura yacht, recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly outfitters in the islands? Imagine anchoring in turquoise bays, zipping ashore in small rafts and lazing on sandy beaches, empty but for colonies of curious sea lions and nonchalant iguanas sunning on the lava shoreline. Blue-footed boobies nest along island trails while albatross and frigate birds soar overhead. The wonders beneath the waves are just as amazing, as you snorkel with penguins and sea turtles.
If you submit your entry by the Nov. 30, 2010 deadline, you’ll also be in the running for two exciting First and Second Prizes, an Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, and a stay at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge in Nepal, at the base of the Annapurna Range.
Travel for a cause
The Great Green Travel Giveaway is a fundraiser for Sustainable Travel International, a nonprofit organization that is working to change the world by changing the tourism industry. STI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions to the travel industry that have a positive impact on the environment, the people, and the places travelers visit. By supporting STI, contest entrants help protect the cultural and biological diversity that make travel so appealing in the first place.
STI works with a wide array of travel providers including industry leaders like American Express, Disney, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and United Airlines to help reduce their environmental footprint, as well as destinations from Bali to Belize, to help implement sustainable tourism initiatives.
The chance(s) of a lifetime
For every $10 you donate as a contest entrant, you will receive one (1) entry into the sweepstakes. For every $100 you donate, you will receive an additional 10 entries. For example, if you donate $150, you will receive 25 entries: 15 entries plus an extra 10 entries.
The Great Green Travel Giveaway continues in 2011, with six more separate entry periods. Each 2-month entry period features three fantastic trip giveaways, including a luxury safari to Botswana, a ski vacation to Jackson Hole, a raft trip down the Colorado River, and a stay at a Costa Rica rainforest lodge, among many more. Full details can be found here.
The contest is a great way to have a crack at a fabulous ecotourism vacation for yourself while supporting the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to protecting the planet’s unique destinations while promoting the very best of what travel is all about. So enter today!