131 Photos

Galapagos - An Amazing Vacation

The landscape, the animals, the ship, and the service - all were outstanding!

1

A male and his harem
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
It's after 1 AM when we arrive at the airport and there are not too many people working in the customs or baggage area. We head for the car at around 2AM. It's about an hours ride home. There is …
Mom and her baby
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
Our driver is supposed to arrive at 0900 but we are told he is usually early. At 0845 a young man in a suit arrives and we think it may be him - but it's not. Five minutes later, an older gentleman …
Sea lions in love
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
The seas were again rough during the night and I wake up at 5AM thinking I am rolling out of bed. Our choice today is spending the morning in the town in San Cristobal or going to another Tortoise …
A baby napping
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
We are supposed to see two parts of Espanola today - but when we look out in the morning we are surprised not to see land. The seas have been very very rough during the night causing the Captain to …
Dinner in style on the Pinta
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
This morning we visit Bartolome which really looks like Mars. The only sign of human existence is a set of steps leading to the highest point on the island and a small lighthouse. Keeping people on …
Our luggage travels in style to the Pinta
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
We take a long bus ride on Santa Cruz to see Giant tortoises. Even before we get to the farm, we see a number of large ones on the side of the road. As with Isabela, I find even the bus ride …
The first sea lion greets us at the pier
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
Today is Isabela day. We start out on a small bouncy bus and ride for about 45 minutes. Even if we see nothing else, the day is already interesting - just seeing what the inner parts of the island …
Our first panga ride (to the Pinta)
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
Our first stop is Post Office Bay - a place where a tradition continues of travellers taking letters / postcards with addresses near their home towns and then hand delivering them. I take several (to …
Our luggage travels from Galapagos airport to pier
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
We see North Seymore in the morning and Santa Cruz in the afternoon (somehow we fit in 3 enormous and incredible meals too!) In the morning we get our first view of some fascinating birds as well as …
Market place in Quito
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
I am up at 0400 (I feel like a kid on Christmas!) A van from Adventure Life picks us up a few hours later and takes us to the Quito airport. We get a nice lesson about the environs of the city . We …
Casa Aliso in Quito
Author
Suzanne Hoffman
The day starts at 0230. I have 4 alarms set - 2 by the bed and 2 on the dresser! My husband Harry has one. The flight leaves at 0648 and the airport is ~1 hour away. There are two kinds of people in …

1


comments powered by Disqus