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Galapagos Family - Enchanted Islands Overview
- 2012-10-01 - 2013-12-31
Sail around the Galapagos islands on a wildlife-packed family holiday
The enchanted islands of the Galapagos are a wonderful place to explore with children. The inspiring archipelago is a world away from anything else the family may ever get to experience and its magical marine environment perfect for exploring by kayak or with snorkels. From volcanic landscapes to unique wildlife, experience evolution up-close on a leisurely cruise soaking up the islands’ charms. Get a taste of mainland Ecuador with a tour of Quito’s colonial heritage and a visit to the equator, then set sail into the Pacific on the boat journey of a lifetime.
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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.
One of the most unique and diverse landscapes in the world, the Galapagos Islands boast an amazing array of wildlife, both on land and underwater.
The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, a variety of seabirds nest on Isla San Cristobal, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and frigates.
Due to its remote location, Isla Espanola has a large population of endemic birdlife and its coastline provides excellent opportunities to see reef sharks, turtles and tropical fish.
A highlight of any Galapagos cruise, Isla Floreana is rich in natural wonders and wildlife, including seabirds such as boobies, pelicans and frigates. Discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay.
The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.
Inhospitable to most plants and animals, Bartolome Island is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows and Bombs, the famous Pinnacle Rock and Galapagos penguins and lava lizards 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.
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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