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Glimpse of Galapagos - Northern Islands Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Island hop around the Galapagos Islands from Bachas Beach to Santa Cruz onboard the Nemo III
With over 25,000 islands in the archipelago, the Galapagos Islands are best explored by boat. Jump aboard the Nemo III catamaran and set sail from island to island to see the archipelago’s world-renowned wildlife and diverse scenery. Beginning in Ecuador’s capital, take a short flight to the islands to begin the adventure. Stop off at Genovesa, Santa Cruz and Barranco islands to spot colourful animals in the ocean, sky and on land. With the help of a local guide, better understand the importance of Charles Darwin’s theories on the islands and how he survived his nineteen days ashore. Naturally, geologically and historically fascinating, the Galapagos Islands are the perfect getaway for thrillseekers, adventure enthusiasts, animal lovers, scenic photographers and the scientifically minded.
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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.
Located on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz, the beautiful beaches of Las Bachas have particularly soft sand and the nearby rocks provide great snorkelling.
Genovesa is a remote island of abundant beauty with varying landscapes and wonderful wildlife, including a trio of boobies - masked, blue-footed and the rare red-footed.
Sitting on Isla Santiago's eastern coast, Bahia Sullivan's 100-year-old lava flow forms a black carpet of intricate markings and patterns, where iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs roam.
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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