Galapagos

Ten Islands far from the normal is a journey back in time. 

The location of this remote place
The location of this remote place is only accessible by a few small ships with very restricted regulations.   This is an intimate encounter with nature, unchanged for thousands of years.
International Expeditions is the company I use.  The Evolution is their ship.  It only holds 32 passengers and is 204 feet long. 
All the snorkeling equipment, kayaks and wet suits are supplied free of charge.  Accommodations are very comfortable.  There is a lot of space for relaxing and meeting your fellow travelers. Pampering is definitely top drawer.
Who should go on this journey to another world?
  • Do you like animals?
  • Do you like to visit zoos?
  • Do you like nature?
  • Do you enjoy state parks?
  • Do you own a pair of binoculars?
  • Do you watch the travel channel?
  • Do you have a bird feeder?
  • Do you have a bird book?
  • Do you buy Columbia sportswear?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you should (MUST) go.

What will you do on this voyage?  Here is an itineray:

  • Day 1 Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador and over night at Oro Verde
  • Day 2 Fly to the Galapagos Islands and board your ship.  Sail out to  
    Nose to nose with sea lions Nose to nose with sea lions

    Kicker Rock before visiting Cerro Brujo where you will see ample bird life and interact with playful sea lions on a sunset stroll along the white-sand beach.    

  • Pajaro in the Galapagos Pajaro

    Day 3 Enjoy a panga ride along the cliffs of Espanola Island.  Wade ashore to Punta Suarez through a colony of sea lions.  Walk along the cliffs look for Galapagos doves, waved albatrosses, Galapagos haws, hood mocking birds and the red-colored race of marine iguana.

  • Day 4  Begin on Santa Cruise Island and learn about the conservation efforts being done.  Head into the forested highlands looking for giant tortoises.               
    Giant Tortoise in the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Day 5  Stoping at Santiago Island looking for finches, doves, hawks, iguanas and sea lions.  Visit Bartolome Island, a dormant volcano looking for penguins.
  • Day 6  Exploring Tower Island  which has the
    Blue footed booby Blue footed booby

    most diverse bird populations including the red-footed boobie, storm petrels and short-eared owls.  Time to swim or snorkel

  • Day 7  Explore the lava fields of Punta Expinosa where we see the largest marine iguanas and flightless cormorants. 
  • Day 8  Visit North-Seymour Island which has a good nesting site for frigate birds.  Here blue-footed boobies perform their comical courtship dance. 
  • Days 9 & 10 Return to San Cristobal to visit the Interpretation Center.  Then fly onward.

Every day is filled with new sites and sounds.  When visiting nature in the raw, you never know what a day may bring.  The journey is flexible and can be changed as needed. 

When to go?  It is a year round destination.  The busiest months are December and March. 

For a great family experience, there is a luxury villa with 5 bedrooms/7 baths, a private chef, waiter/bar man/ maid service and private naturalist guide.  Private boat visits to islands, swimming pool and jacuzzi make this the best family vacation.  The island visits are different from above as you go out and back each day.  But the wildlife experience is fabulous.

Call me to book you on this experience of a life time

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