Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Win a Trip to the Galapagos (with airfare!) from LAN Airlines!


Galapagos sea lion nursing, Galรกpagos Islands, Ecuador - nursery with a view

The following branded content post is brought to you by LAN Airlines. This piece made the cut because this is an outstanding contest with one of the best travel prizes I’ve seen in a long time. I really hope that one of my readers is the winner!

LAN Airlines recently announced their Only in South America contest, and they are giving away a trip to the Galapagos Islands! That’s fabulous in and of itself — but the prize is so much more than just the trip. It’s the trip AND airfare AND a nice camera AND more!

This contest is for US residents only — more specifically, residents of the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.

I hear a lot about different travel contests, but most of the time they only give away a trip without a flight. This contest is a most pleasant anomaly.

One winner will receive the following prize:

Round-trip flights for two people from the US to The Galapagos Islands aboard LAN Airlines

A seven-day, six-night expedition in the Galapagos Islands for two people aboard a small (20-person) ship operated by Ecoventura, a Rainforest Alliance-verified travel operator

Photography tips, pointers and lessons from professional photographer Nils Schlenbusch, who will accompany the winner and guest throughout the trip

A new Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR

Two new, high-end ONA camera bags

Two copies of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Ecuador and The Galapagos

Click here to enter the contest.ย The contest closes February 5, 2014. Before entering, please be sure to read the terms and conditions.

This sounds like a dream trip and I will be profoundly jealous of whoever wins! I’d be entering the contest myself if I were eligible.

You may have noticed that I’ve hardly been to Latin America, with only a few trips to Mexico and one to Argentina under my belt. One reason why I haven’t traveled much in Latin America recently is because if I move back to the States in the next few years — a valid possibility — it will be much easier and cheaper to travel from there rather than from Europe.

That said, I have always wanted to go to the Galapagos, and my interest has skyrocketed in the past year. Maybe it’s because I’ve read more about them and learned about what a Galapagos trip actually entails, or maybe it’s because many of my friends have been in the past year. The Galapagos look spectacular and are a lot more than just sea lions and blue-footed boobies.

Best of luck to you all! I really hope the winner of this contest is one of my readers!

photo by: Derek Keats
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23 Responses to “Win a Trip to the Galapagos (with airfare!) from LAN Airlines!”
  1. Susan says:

    This sounds absolutely amazing. I’m all over it ! Thanks for sharing this, Kate!

  2. Naomi says:

    I got very excited and flustered but then I realised it’s for US residents only. Still, an amazing contest to an extraordinary place!

  3. Vika Sokolov says:

    Thanks for sharing it! I’m totaly going to give it a try. Amazing opportunity.

  4. Brian says:

    Thank you for sharing, Kate!

  5. kristy says:

    Too bad its only open to US citizens ๐Ÿ™

  6. I get so frustrated when I find a contest only open to UK residents or somewhere else, so was really excited about this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. At times like these I I really wish I could be American for a moment, but just one moment.

  8. eleni says:

    too bad it’s only for US though…

  9. Tana B says:

    I was so pumped about this, til I read that only people in the USA are eligible. I am in Guatemala and it took about 3 min to load this page (not even joking), so the anticipation really built up. Oh well, thanks for posting!! Good luck all you Americans

  10. Alise says:

    Ahh this sounds awesome! I hope that I get it!

  11. Kim says:

    What a coincidence – my grandparents are leaving on the exact same trip in a week! They’re so excited to tour the biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands with only a minimal impact on the environment. Staying in a 20-person boat is certainly an adventure!

  12. Arianwen says:

    I can’t think of a better travel prize. The Galapagos islands are by far the highlight of my travels. I hope one of your readers wins too! Perhaps you could share their photos of the trip…!

  13. Leah says:

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS! I know there’s virtually no chance of me *actually* winning, but I applied anyway. It would be a dream trip for sure!

  14. Walden says:

    Awesome! Thank you for posting. Sharing this with lots of people.

  15. Renuka says:

    It’s only for the US citizens. That’s such a disappointment! But you have readers from all over the world. Anyway, all the best to the participants.

  16. Andrea Burns says:

    I’ll let you know when I win! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Megan says:

    Entered! The Galapagos would be a dream trip for me

  18. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’m entering even though I’ve just booked a solo trip down to the Galapagos in March anyway.

  19. Linda Beil says:

    I wish this wonderful contest extended to people from Canada. I would definitely enter.

  20. yara coelho says:

    Shame it’s for US residents only, what a disappointment ๐Ÿ™

  21. Sounds amazing, I’ll tell all my American friend about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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