UPDATE: The contest closed today, April 6, 2013. See who won here: Baby Giants Contest Winners (Video).
Giant tortoises are one of the most popular animals in the Galapagos. Their size, age and history are all attractions for Galapagos tourists. And while the giant tortoises haven’t had an easy time in the Islands they are making a comeback due to the hard work of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research Station.
The giant tortoise hatching season runs from December through April. To celebrate this special season – and the hundreds of new baby giant tortoises – I have decided to give away a set of amazing prizes (see below for all the specifics).
How To Enter The Baby Giants Contest:
Entering is very simple. Just enter your name and email address below. This way, we’ll be able to contact you if you win! When you enter the contest, you will automatically be added to our blog newsletter. We send just 1-2 newsletters per month of Galapagos / Ecuador travel posts. Don’t worry – your information is safe with us. We’ll never share or sell your information – we promise!
In April there will be hundreds of baby giant tortoises at the Darwin Research Center. And on April 6th Bryan and Dena will be in the Galapagos to award these three prizes. The contest opens today, February 6th 2013 and closes Saturday April 6th.
Red Mangroves “Baby Giants” Contest
(Over $6100 in Prizes)
- First Prize: Darwins Footprints 5 days / 4 nights for Two (a $3582 value). Travel dates: May, September or October. Subject to availability.
- Second Prize: Darwins Footprints 5 days / 4 nights for One (a $2164 value). Travel dates: May, September or October. Subject to availability.
- Third Prize: PADI Open Water Certification for One (a $450 value)
Everyone Receives a Free Night in the Galapagos: Even if you don’t win the contest, you will receive a free night on Santa Cruz Island (in either Divers or Aventura Lodge) with purchase of a travel package. Free night includes breakfast. How the free night works: When you enter the contest, you’ll receive a specific coupon code. When you purchase a Galapagos Adventure, just provide this coupon code to your Red Mangrove Representative to receive your free night. Free night must be claimed by May 31, 2014.
Contest Terms and Conditions
A total of three prizes will be awarded. Prize consists of tours as noted, and do not include national or international flights. See tour page for specific tour details. Prize trips must be taken during the months of May, September or October. Prize has no cash value and may not be exchanged, transferred or sold. Prize does not include national or international airfare.
Winners must make their request for travel to Red Mangrove Lodges at least six weeks prior to the anticipated date of departure, failing which Red Mangrove Lodges will not accept the reservation and the prize will be deemed void. The winner and his/her travel companion must travel together both ways. The winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for arranging their own visas and travel/medical insurance and must have the legal right to leave and return to their country of residence and must have the legal right to enter and leave the Republic of Ecuador. They are fully responsible for obtaining, at their own expenses, all documentation necessary for the trip as required by the authorities concerned, including, but not limited to, visas, passports, vaccinations and certificates. These shall be obtained before departure. The winner and his/her travel companion shall comply with the contest validity dates and accept the alternatives proposed by Red Mangrove Lodges, if this proves necessary. All of the personal expenses of the winner and his/her travel companion are their sole responsibility. The winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for their own transportation to Ecuador (either Quito or Guayaquil International Airports) and to the Galapagos Islands. Red Mangrove Lodges shall assume no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for any postponement, delay or cancellation of the flight or any other component of the packages or of any other transportation which is part of the prize for any reasons whatsoever, including, but not limited to, weather conditions, equipment breakdown or failure. Travel must be completed by May 31, 2014. Reservation is subject to availability of Red Mangrove Lodges. Taxes, airport fees, custom duties, entry fees, tourist cards, surcharges, insurance charges, personal expenses and travel documentation are not included in the prize. Red Mangrove Lodges strongly recommend that travel insurance be purchased at time of reservation as a measure of added protection. All personal expenses are the responsibility of the winner and his/her travel companion. All travel documentation that may be required (visa, passports, etc.) are the winner's and his/her travel companion's responsibility and must be obtained prior to departure. The prize offered must be accepted as offered and is not exchangeable, refundable, transferable or convertible into cash.
By accepting a prize, the winner/s agrees to Red Mangrove Lodges and its designees’ use of their name/s and /or photograph for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation. Red Mangrove Lodges reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the contest as determined by Red Mangrove Lodges in its sole discretion. Proof of identification will be required before claiming the prize. This includes Name, Address and Birthdate. Red Mangrove Lodges will not be held responsible for telephone, technical, network, online, electronic, computer hardware or software failures of any kind, misdirected, stolen, incomplete, garbled or delayed Internet/e-mail computer transmissions on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. Selection of Winners will be from the list of eligible entries. The decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner must respond within 7 BUSINESS days from the date of the notification attempt, after this it will be assumed to be invalid and a new winner will be selected. If any prize notification, or any prize, is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner from the pool of entries. Winners assume all liability for any damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation or by any prize, and release Red Mangrove Lodges from any such liability. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, city and Province/State (e.g. Jane Doe Miami, FL) for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation. Red Mangrove Lodges guarantee that the personal details, including email address, of entrants will not be publicized, rented or sold - unless express permission has been given by the entrant.
Chances of winning are determined by the total number of entries. In the event that any giveaway is compromised in any way, electronically or otherwise, that is beyond the control of Red Mangrove Lodges, we reserve the right to withdraw the giveaway and award the prize from among entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal.
Have you entered yet? Just scroll up to the large green box and enter your name and email address. It’s that easy!