Saturday, January 8, 2011

Galapagos Monday by Lisa Keller

We start our journey traveling through the scenic capital area of Quito, Ecuador. From there we visit the colorful Otavalo Market and the equatorial monument. We then travel 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador to the Galapagos Island. The Galapagos Islands are noted for containing a wide variety of wildlife that is unique only to those Islands and not seen elsewhere in the world. We will board our vessel and spend the next hour visiting many of the Islands that make up the Galapagos. The Islands are home to the famous Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Penguins, Sea Lions, the primeval Marine Iguanas and a wide variety of birds. We will also leave our vessel and camp out with the Giant Tortoises. Along our journey you will see video of the mating dance of the Blue Footed Boobies, the Marine Iguanas sunning themselves on the lava rocks and the Giant Tortoises out for a stroll. The inhabitants of these Islands are like nowhere else in the world. Did I mention that we will also visit the famous Darwin Station along the way?

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