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Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Vacation
December 3-17, 2005


A travel day
Saturday December 3, 2005

A travel day - San Jose, CA to Quito, Ecuador. We stay in the Hotel Rio Amazones in Quito.

Quito, Ecuador
Sunday December 4

We spent December 4th in Quito, Ecuador. Our activities included:

Galapagos Islands
Monday December 5


We fly from Quito to the Galapagos Islands on December 5. We arrive at San Cristobal Island (red arrow on map).

We will live in a 75-ft motorboat (GAP Adventurer II) for the 8 days we are in the Galapagos. We travel to a different island each day. 

Our activities this day included:

 

Galapagos Islands
Tuesday December 6


We traveled to Espanola Island during the night (red arrow on map).

Our activities on December 6 included:

Below are some photos from our first full day in the Galapagos.


The wildlife in the Galapagos are not afraid of humans.

 


Some crabs near the beach.

 


A baby sea lion looking for its mother. We saw lots of babies.

 


Inside the 75-foot boat. We have 16 in our group plus a guide and crew (photos above and below).

 


Another view looking towards the stern.. Our cabin is at the top of the stairs.

 


Lunch on the boat.