Travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos in October 2020

The Galapagos Islands have always en on Ann's Bucket List and she is more than thrilled to take a small group to share her adventure in October 2020.

Indigenous culture with European influences and a paradise for nature lovers, Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands welcome you at every turn. Ecuador’s vibrant culture is as distinctive as the hand woven tapestries of its local artisans. Take time to explore her fascinating cities like Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil with expert guides. Stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line Monument. Explore ancient ruins, shop for handmade crafts and leather goods, and taste flavorful Ecuadorian recipes. Delve into breathtaking nature from mountains, rivers, and the Amazon jungle, to thermal baths and ecological reserves – the outdoor adventures abound. Venture on to the Galapagos Islands and see some of the world’s most unusual species at Galapagos National Park such as giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. A mega-diversity hotspot awaits you here in Ecuador.

Join Ann on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

 

 

Dates of travel: October 19-26, 2020

3 nights in Quito with tours included. Stand on both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere! Visit and shop at Otavalo Indian Market. Then hop on a 4 night Galapagos Island cruise aboard the M/V Legend II (Southern Island itinerary) - stay in junior suite cabins.

$5,534.00 per person (double occupancy)

Round-trip to Quito not included

6 spots left! (3 doubles)

Direct all your questions to Ann at ann@bayside-travel.com

 

 

 

What are the Galapagos Islands?

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life – such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise and the many types of finch – that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835. Source: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1

Source: Central Holidays

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