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Galapagos Adventure - Itinerary A
- 2013-02-12 - 2013-12-31
Discover unique animals and landscapes on this fabulous Galapagos Adventure
Boasting one of the most unique and diverse landscapes in the world, the volcano-affected Galapagos Islands are a fantastic place for an adventure. Rich in both natural and human history, rare creatures and plant life combine with tales of pirates, explorers and adventurers to create the magical and inimitable personality of the Galapagos. See red- and blue-footed boobies fly overhead and sea lions frolic in coastal waters, while land iguanas bask in the heat of the lava-scarred Galapagos terrain. With five days of sailing to see as much of the native wildlife as possible, every day offers something for travellers to get excited about. As far as once in a blue moon Galapagos experiences go, this particular Galapagos Adventure is almost too good to be true.
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Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
The archipelago's main airport is on Isla Baltra - the gateway to the Galapagos. Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.
Isla Fernandina's north-east tip, Punta Espinosa, is a narrow ledge of lava and sand where visitors can see lava cacti and flightless cormorants among the stark volcanic landscape.
Isla Santiago features some of the most idyllic locations in the archipelago, including Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and the black sands of Puerto Egas.
Isla Daphne is a lovely place to do some bird spotting - see masked boobies, finches and even the beautiful frigate birds with their vibrant red pouches.
Stretched out along a central Andean valley under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America.
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