Category Archives: Ecuador

Santa Cruz Island and the Kingdom of the Giant Tortoise (day 7)

Our last full day of the cruise was spent mostly on dry land. No Galápagos visit would be complete without seeing the giant tortoises. There are statues and streets in Darwin’s honor around the area. Ecuador is doing a very … Continue reading

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North Seymour Island and Santa Fe Island (day 5) & Floreana Island (day 6)

We started the morning by touring North Seymour Island, known for its nesting frigate population. After our frigate bird observations we again donned our wetsuits and snorkeled along the shore of the same island. The water was cool and choppy. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Galápagos Islands on the Evolution

600 miles west of mainland Ecuador, The Galápagos Islands are home to many species of wildlife that never learned to fear humans. We landed on San Cristobal Island and were met by the crew of the M/V Evolution, operated by … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador

Here we are in Quito, one of the oldest capital cities in South America and second highest capital city in the world. Quito is at 9,350 feet, while La Paz, Bolivia is at 11,976. It was an easy five hour … Continue reading

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