In the second round of Darwin vs Raffle, we look at the journey taken by Darwin to get to Galapagos compared with the prospective journey of the lucky winner of our raffle…
Darwin: The second voyage of the Beagle set sail from Plymouth Sound on 27 December 1831 under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy. After leaving the UK, the Beagle visited Tenerife, Cape Verde, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, the Falkland Islands, Tierra del Fuego, Chile and Peru before it headed out to the Galapagos Islands. After a total journey time of 1,328 days (or 3 years, 8 months and 12 days), Darwin reached the island of Espanola!
Raffle: The winner of the raffle, plus a guest of their choice, will receive up to £1,000 each towards flights to Galapagos. Departing from London, they will first fly to Quito or Guayaquil, often via Amsterdam, Madrid or Miami. This flight will be between 14-17 hours. From there they will take a three hour flight out to the Islands and touch down on either Baltra or San Cristobal.
Verdict: Darwin visited some truly incredible places on his voyage and Galapagos was obviously only one of the Beagle‘s many intended destinations. Given that most people don’t have the time, money or disposition to take a five year expedition, we are awarding this round to the raffle! That makes it 2-0 to the raffle.
For your chance to win this incredible trip of a lifetime, simply enter our raffle today!