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Our Trip to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos

A once in a lifetime adventure to Ecuador and a Galapagos cruise aboard the Millenium. Add this trip to your \"bucket list.\" A group of friends set off to experience the best of the country, including ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, and lots of wildlife on their Galapagos cruise.

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Ranny and Donna Pierce
Yesterday we flew from the Galapagos to Quito. The difference in temperature is a bit shocking. The Galapagos are at sea level where the temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s, while Quito being …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
Our last day on the Millennium has arrived. We have seen so much and experienced so much with the company of old friends and new friends that we met on board the ship. We will be sad to leave; yet we …
Our hacienda
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
Two of the most interesting animals you will come in contact with in the Galapagos are the iguanas and seals. Iguanas The iguana was one of the most interesting varieties of animals on the face of …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
Every day was a different island. Every island had its own unique look and its own particular inhabitants. Every island had a bird population, although some of the islands had many more birds than …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
The ship we were on is the Millennium. It is a catamaran, which is a double-hulled vessel. Because of the two hulls, the ship moves through the water very smoothly and except for an occasional choppy …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
Over the next few days we visit many of the islands in the Galapagos, but of course not all. That would take an unusually long trip. Depending upon whether you do the four-day trip or the week trip, …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
We all had a well earned night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast the next morning. Did I mention about the breakfast at the hotel? Even though it was considered a continental breakfast, it was …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
After an exhausting day (the day before), we all slept well at our hotel last night. The next morning our guide picked us up to take us shopping. We had a new guide this morning and his name was …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
This part of the journal encompasses two days. Our first adventure was zip-lining (the natives call it "the canopy." This was the first time for all of us, so this was a "real" …
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
We wake to a wonderful buffet breakfast that includes those things you could find in the USA but also some of the local breakfast treats from Ecuador. You won't leave hungry. The staff is most …
Home, sweet Aliso
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Ranny and Donna Pierce
It's hard to believe that we are in the capital of Ecuador. Frankly, before looking into a trip to the Galapagos I never really thought about spending much time in Quito. I'm so glad that we made …

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