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Here you will find the trips we currently have scheduled as well as upcoming ones. We would love to travel with you! If you would like more information on any of our trips you can find our contact information here. Or send us an email here.
Please note current COVID vaccination and travel insurance is required for all of our trips. And travelers are expected to adhere to any local mask ordinances.
We specialize in tours for adults only. Unless otherwise noted children are not able to join.
“This trip more than met my expectations. I would have loved more days on the yacht. While It was more expensive than any other trip I’ve been on it was well worth the cost. It was great having all the work done for me by Penny Pinching Globetrotter.” Maureen
The yacht we will be taking is very new having only done three tours when we enjoyed it last March. It’s beautifully decorated and has plenty of space outdoors to relax. You can learn more about the boat here https://granddaphnegalapagos.com/#specifications
Once you arrive in Quito most everything is included. From airfare to the islands, transportation to and from the boat, lodging before and after, delicious meals on board, crew and an English speaking guide, all activities on board the boat and snorkeling gear. What is not included is airfare to Quito, required travel insurance, tips, dinner your first and last night, soda and alcohol on board the yacht, a wetsuit (most didn’t need this), and the $120 fee to enter Galápagos.
On these trips we will do lots of nature walks and snorkeling. However, if you want to skip an activity you are welcome to hang out on the yacht.
Here are details of what we will do on board on the 10 day trip https://granddaphnegalapagos.com/itinerary-8-days-a/ (please note this is a sample as the islands are regulated by the park service and the final itinerary will not be approved until May 1st.)
April 25th to May 4th 2023
Prices start at $5,990
To get on the waiting list should someone cancel emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The trip was well worth the money spent. It exceeded expectations as the whole trip went so smoothly and the boat was first class. The hosts Melissa and Wade are great! They were very prepared and were able to answer all questions and met all of the groups needs throughout the trip.” Tammy
JOIN US IN GREECE
Greece Mainland and Island Tours
We will be doing two trips to Greece. One focused on the mainland where we will get lost in colorful cities filled with natural and ancient treasures on this whirlwind tour of mainland Greece. See where democracy began and how life was lived when Zeus called all the shots. Explore ancient ruins and rituals of the past.
A second island based tour will allow you to fulfill your dreams of sailing the Greek Islands on a ten-day seafaring adventure around the renowned Cyclades. Setting off from Santorini, cruise the Aegean Sea in search of ancient towns, secluded coves and holiday hot spots like Mykonos and Paxos. Throw in some freshly caught seafood, local wines and a laid back way of life, and you’re set to drift and roll to the patterns of the ocean. Cool off with regular swims in the Aegean’s turquoise seas and get the lay of the land from a local leader who’s got all the people in the right places.
September 3-17th 2023 - Sold out
September 22- October 6th 2023
2 spots left on second trip
$3,860 per person
This trip was a great value. My extremely budget conscious daughter traveled to Iceland last year and spent more and did less than we did on this trip. I also like that we can shop for our own flights to save even more money.
Penny Pinching Globetrotters show you the wonderous world at a price you can afford! This was my first group tour and I enjoyed it. I liked that it was on the smaller size. I would definitely travel with Melissa and Wade again.
The trip was well worth the money spent. It exceeded expectations as the whole trip went so smoothly. The hosts Melissa and Wade are great! They were very prepared and were able to answer all questions and met all of the groups needs throughout the trip.
Best of Crete
Tour the ancient histories and
sun-kissed shores of Crete
The island of Crete has so much history and natural wonder to offer to a curious traveler. And in seven days on its shores, you’ll see what’s known as Europe’s oldest city, taste some of the region’s best food and wine, and discover some of the world’s most picturesque beaches. From Heraklion, visit the famous archaeological site of Knossos, hike through forests and gorges, unwind in the secluded seaside village of Sougia, and sip wine in the vibrant port city of Chania to show you what makes the island so special. So quintessentially ‘Greece’ and so full of life, the best of Crete is waiting.
Saturday, August 26th - Saturday, September 2nd 2023
8 Days 7 Nights
$1,880 per person
Only 4 spots left
Learn More Here
Egypt November 2023
Welcome to Egypt! Straddling the worlds of Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, Egypt is a modern-day cultural icon with a legacy to back it up. Claiming the Nile Delta home from 6000 B.C.E. and onward, Egypt is considered a cradle of world civilization. At every turn, monuments both ancient and modern rise above Saharan sands and the gentle Nile River to offer a glimpse of what was, what is, and what may be. Acclaimed sights, tucked-away treasures, Nubian hospitality and everything in between – let your mind wander as you discover the true face of Egypt.
Starting at $1,945
Only 2 spots left
Experience classic Peru touring South America's ancient Inca sites
Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru's incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. Retrace the steps of the Incas to magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy not one but two days of tours to the ruins. Visit the floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca which are astounding in concept, construction, and history. Take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake and stay with a local family there.
Plus visit breathtaking Rainbow Mountain, gorgeous colonial cities, explore vibrant markets, take a cooking class and meet the locals in this South American country with a difference. Return home with incredible memories of the panoramas and people of Peru.
11 Days - May 27th - June 6th 2023
$2,925 per person
4 spots left
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2024 Group Trips
Start saving as we have some amazing trips coming up in 2024
“I would definitely travel with Penny Pinching Globetrotter again. You doing all the research, planning and coordination makes it a true vacation for me because normally I’m responsible for all that.”
Sheryl- Galapagos and Iceland Trips
“You (and Wade) are just great people — honest, intelligent, down-to-earth, responsible, caring people. That matters to those of us who want someone we can trust to give us the opportunity for an enjoyable, interesting, and safe international experience.”
Carolyn - Morocco, Galapagos and Iceland Trips
I am already dreaming about 2025!!!!
More to come