Galapagos tours

Galapagos Islands

Information
Facts
Archipelago
History
Geography
Weather
Darwin Foundation
Research Station
Marine Reserve
National Park
Plants
Map
More...

Tours

Galapagos Odyssey
Galapagos Christmas
Wildlife Odyssey
Galapagos Multisport

Activities

Scuba diving
Snorkeling
Sailing
Birding
Kayaking
Surfing
More...

Cruises

Galapagos Explorer
Alta
Beluga
Coral I
More...

Wildlife

Reptiles
Aquatic mammals
Birds
Marine life

Galapagos Islands Odyssey


Day 3: Otavalo: The silent market
The Awakening Valley is the starting point for this trip that sets off with a visit to Calderon, famous for with its bread-dough figurines, and Cayambe, where we savor local delicacies. Then we continue driving through beautiful Andean landscapes.

Galapagos dolphin

Until we arrive in the famous Otavalo Indian Market in time to start our hunt for hand-knitted wool sweaters, colorful tapestries, straw hats, and much more. Later we visit Cotacachi, a quiet country town surrounded by majestic mountains. The historic Hacienda Pinsaqui or a similar country inn will provide an excellent setting for a well-deserved lunch before returning to Quito in the late afternoon. This evening, head out for the recently revamped colonial district and take a stroll along the narrow streets before dining in one of the trendy restaurants.

Day 5: The enchanting Galapagos: Bartholomew
Early this morning a representative transfers us to the airport in time for the two-hour flight to Galapagos.
Galapagos blue footed booby

This incredible archipelago is made up of 13 large islands. Its wonders span from the most varied and incredible geological formations, lava flows, blowholes, spatter cones and lava tunnels, to beaches of olive, black, or white sand and the most diverse species of plant life.

However the most surprising sight for visitors is perhaps the varied species of animals which inspired Charles Darwin: Sea lions, penguins, tortoises, iguanas, several species of marine birds, many of them endemic, and a rich underwater fauna.

This afternoon we set sail and begin our explorations with a dry landing at Bartholomew Island. Arriving at this island seems as if you were walking on the moon, the volcanic formations on this island including lava bombs, spatter cones and cinder cones. Later on you may go snorkeling with the possibility of spotting Galapagos penguins, marine tortoises and white-tipped sharks.

Galapagos Islands tours, Galapagos Odyssey
»

Galapagos Islands tours
Galapagos Islands lizards video
Galapagos Islands wildlife video
Site map | About us | Contact us | Affiliate program | Advertising | List your business
Galapagos Islands Copyright © darwinadventure.com 2004 - 2010