Galapagos Odyssey 2020


“The Galapagos Islands area is situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian coast. This archipelago and its immense marine reserve is known as the unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Its geographical location at the confluence of three ocean currents makes it one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual plant and animal life – such as marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, giant tortoises, huge cacti, endemic trees and the many different subspecies of mockingbirds and finches – all of which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.”
Source: UNESCO


The Galapagos Islands 2020:
A Spiritual Odyssey & Book Launch

featuring Brian D. McLaren

Co-Produced by: tumbuh and Convergence

January 2 – 11, 2020
10 days, 9 nights

Limited availability: SOLD OUT  (All additional applicants will join the waitlist)

Total price per participant: 
$3555 per person – (Single – Private Room) 
$3245 per person – (Couple/Pair – Shared Room)
*If you desire a shared room, you must already have a roommate and each must pay the non-refundable deposit.

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2019
Deadline for non-refundable deposit of $700: June 1, 2019
Additional Payments Due: July 1, 2019 and Sept. 15, 2019


“For me, the Galapagos Island are an intersection of things I love…a preserve for unique and threatened living creatures, a case study in the power of human beings to protect and restore fragile ecosystems that we’ve harmed, and a key location in the history of science.”
-Brian D. McLaren, author & activist


The price of the Galapagos Odyssey 2020 includes:

  • pre-odyssey training and program materials,

  • access to My Passportal,

  • a tumbuh tee,

  • a copy of Brian’s latest book,

  • 1-night hotel stay on mainland upon arrival,

  • transport from hotel to the airport for transfer to Galapagos Islands,

  • bilingual naturalist guide certified by Galapagos National Park,

  • 7-night hotel stay on Galapagos Islands,

  • all meals while on the Galapagos Islands,

  • transfers between islands,

  • tour of Tintoreras Bay,

  • tour of the Galapagos tunnels,

  • snorkeling equipment at each site,

  • transport to airport for return to mainland,


Tentative Itinerary

1/2/20 – Group arrival on Ecuador mainland, Transit to an overnight hotel, Evening Meditation
1/3/20 – Transfer to airport, Domestic Flight to Galapagos Islands, InterCenter, Frigatebird Hill, Darwin’s Bay, Playa Mann Beach, Evening Meditation
1/4/20 – Morning Meditation, Leon Dormindo, Playa Manglecito, Evening Meditation
1/5/20 – Morning Meditation, El Junco Lagoon, La Galapaguera, La Loberia Beach, Evening Meditation
1/6/20 – Transport to Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Station, Highlands & Lava tunnels, Evening Meditation
1/7/20 – Full day on Floreana
1/8/20 – Navigation to Isabela Island, Transfer to tunnels of Cabo Rosa, Evening Meditation
1/9/20 – Morning Meditation, Sierra Negra Volcano for hiking, Tintoreras Bay Tour for snorkeling, Evening Meditation
1/10/20 – Isabela, Santa Cruz, Transfer out and Transport to Baltra Airport for flight to mainland, hotel check-in on the mainland, Evening meditation
1/11/20 – Morning & afternoon flights back home


Through a unique partnership with Carbon Footprint, Ltd., tumbuh offsets the carbon footprint of every odyssey traveler by supporting renewable energy projects globally.


The price of the Galapagos Odyssey 2020 does not include:

  • international or domestic airfare (varies based on origin)

  • travel insurance

  • National Park Fee, Migration Fee or Isabela Dock Fee (approx. $130 per person)

  • food or drink off the Galapagos Islands

  • gratuity (optional)

  • souvenirs

If assistance is needed with international flights, travel insurance, etc. tumbuh can connect you with a trusted travel agent to make your arrangements. Domestic airfare will be booked through local Galapagos agent.