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Ecuadorian Amazon & The Galapagos Islands

We headed back in time to the deceivingly desolate Galapagos Islands for a cruise through Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago, and Bartolome Islands. We then then continued to the lush Amazon Basin, where we enjoyed four days exploring the forest floor and canopy surrounding Sacha Lodge.

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The Amazon
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Sullivan Peraino
Our alarm failed to sound this morning, making for a frantic dash back to the airport. We took a 25-minute flight east into the Amazon Basin, landing in Coca. Coca is a small port town on the banks …
Underwater Galapagos
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Sullivan Peraino
This morning we bid farewell to the Grand Odyssey, leaving our new friends on board. We disembarked on Santa Cruz, boarding a small bus for the highlands. We drove up out of the cloud cover, past …
The Galapagos
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Sullivan Peraino
We made it back to the northern shore of Isla Bartolome, where the Grand Odyssey anchored near Sullivan Bay! Isla Bartolome is quite small, a volcanic peak bare of vegetation with the exception of …
Blue footed booby
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Sullivan Peraino
At 6AM, I opened our cabin door to find myself in the middle of Bahia Darwin, an enormous crescent bay, formed from a collapsed caldera, as wide as three football fields and shaped like a perfect …
Sea lions
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Sullivan Peraino
After a night spent motoring north, I awoke to the eeriest landscape I have ever seen. We sailed into Black Turtle Cove, where the ominous island of Chinese Hat rose out of the ocean in perfect …
Beautiful Galapagos landscape
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Sullivan Peraino
Galapagos! I can say with absolute certainty that this is one of the most extraordinary experiences I have ever had in my life. We transferred to the ship from the open-air Baltra airport. Upon …
A hemisphere apart
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Sullivan Peraino
My current coordinates are 45'N, 79'24''W. I am barreling toward the equator at 538 miles per hour, bound for Quito, Ecuador. Hooray! I made it on the plane this time - with eardrums …

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