Two sea lions on the beach
Americas Winter Sea
January 14 - January 20, 2023

SOLD OUT: Wild Galápagos Escape aboard National Geographic Islander

Agustín Fuentes
Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University

Agustín Fuentes, trained in Zoology and Anthropology, is a Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. His research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys in jungles and cities, to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to examining what people actually do across the globe, Professor Fuentes is interested in both the big questions and the small details of what makes humans and our closest relatives tick. His current projects include exploring cooperation, creativity, and belief in human evolution, multispecies anthropologies, evolutionary theory and processes, and engaging race and racism. Fuentes is an active public scientist, a well-known blogger, lecturer, tweeter and a writer and explorer for National Geographic. Fuentes’ books include “Race, Monogamy, and other lies they told you: busting myths about human nature” (U of California), “The Creative Spark: how imagination made humans exceptional" (Dutton), and “Why We Believe: evolution and the human way of being” (Yale).

Begin the journey in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, then fly some 600 miles off the coast to the Galápagos Islands. From here, climb aboard the 48–berth National Geographic Islander, a true expedition ship. Animal life varies from island to island, but likely encounters include sea lions, fur seals, marine iguanas, sea turtles, and the Giant Tortoise, as well as a wealth of bird life such as penguins, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, Galápagos hawks, Darwin’s finches, Nazca boobies, storm petrels and short-eared owls. Our intimate Princeton group will have the opportunity to explore many islands in the archipelago, with daily stops for hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, or just sitting on the beach and watching the teeming wildlife. If the Galápagos Islands have been on your “must see” list, there is no better time than now to make it happen!

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