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Galapagos Escapade - Northern Islands Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Meet the fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on this sailing adventure on the Nemo III
Uniting forested, volcanic, marine, coastal and mountainous landscapes over a span of 25,000 islands, the Galapagos is one of the most diverse settings in the world. From Santa Cruz through Isla Santiago to Isla Daphne, prepare for warm, aquamarine waters, inland lagoons, layers of volcanic crust and, of course, a diverse array of animals. Blue-footed, red-shelled, grey-feathered or black-skinned, the wildlife of the Galapagos are truly incredible - from iguanas that can swim, lizards that can detach their tails and finches that have evolved depending on which island they live on.
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Quito's impressive Old Town is full of picturesque streets and historic buildings - there are more than 30 churches to explore, as well as fascinating museums and lively plazas.
The Highlands of Santa Cruz are home to the unique Scalesia cloud forest where you will find different species of Darwin finches and possibly the world famous woodpecker.
The coastline of Punta Moreno on Isabela's south west coast has some of the most majestic views, beautiful blue lagoons and rocky terrain in the Galapagos with a backdrop of active volcanoes, flamingo, and incredible lava formations.
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.
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
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