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  • Despite their remoteness and the paucity of drinking water, the Galapagos have been a stage for a strange sequence of dramas that continue to this day…

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  • 1. Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Medicine, Society and Darwin 3 – 19 November 2010
  • 2. Quito
  • 3. The Hotel Hilton Colon, Quito
  • 4. Independence Square
  • 5. San Francisco Monastery
  • 6. La Compania Church
  • 7. Cotopaxi
  • 8. Drive along the Avenue of the Volcanoes
  • 9. To the Village of Sangolqui
  • 10. The village market
  • 11. And Polyclinic
  • 12. Hear of Charles Darwin & the Origin of Species
  • 13. Drive to the Mindo Cloud forest
  • 14. Take part in a nature walk
  • 15.  
  • 16. Mindo is known for its Hummingbirds
  • 17. Stay at the Sachatamia Lodge
  • 18. Drive into the Andean Highlands
  • 19. And stay at the Hacienda Cusin
  • 20.  
  • 21.  
  • 22. Shaman Visit the villages of the region
  • 23. Otavalo Market
  • 24.  
  • 25.  
  • 26.  
  • 27.  
  • 28. Return to Quito
  • 29. And hear a talk on the Voyage of the Beagle
  • 30. The Santa Cruz Fly to the Galapagos and board The Mary Anne
  • 31.  
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34. Sail to North Seymour
  • 35. Sea Lions, Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds
  • 36. Frigate Bird Mating Trick
  • 37. Blue Footed Boobies
  • 38.  
  • 39. To Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, Learn of the work of the GCT and..
  • 40. Into the Highlands to see Giant Tortoises, Darwin’s Finches and Vermillion Flycatchers
  • 41. Angermeyer Point Restaurant Learn of Living in the Galapagos
  • 42. To Hood or Espanola Island
  • 43. Gardner Bay for snorkelling, Sea Lions, possible kayaking and a beach walk to see the Hood Island Mockingbirds
  • 44. To Punta Suarez for the Albatrosses,
  • 45.  
  • 46. Blue Footed Boobies and
  • 47. Marine Iguanas
  • 48. To Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island
  • 49. Wet landing on a sandy beach to find..
  • 50.  
  • 51. And Sea Turtles - Followed by Dingy and the option to snorkel and on to Post Office Bay
  • 52. Sail West to Isabella and Fernandina Islands
  • 53.  
  • 54. Volcanic landscapes of Punta Moreno, Isabella Island ..walk across the lava fields
  • 55.  
  • 56. At Punta Moreno view penguins, Flamingos and sea turtles
  • 57. Boat trip through Mangroves by Elizabeth Bay,
  • 58. where sea turtles rest
  • 59. To Urbina Bay, Isabella Island
  • 60. At Urbina Bay see the Land Iguanas
  • 61. Giant Tortoises
  • 62. At Punta Espinosa see Cormorants, Penguins and Sea Lions
  • 63.  
  • 64.  
  • 65.  
  • 66. To Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
  • 67. To see Fur Seals,
  • 68. Plaza Island, Sea Lion Colonies.... And Marine Iguanas
  • 69. And tidal life including...
  • 70.  
  • 71. There is good swimming off the beach and snorkelling..
  • 72. To Bartolome
  • 73. The Peak, Bartolome
  • 74. Walk up The Peak
  • 75. For a view of the islands
  • 76. Swim and snorkel off the beach
  • 77.  
  • 78. To Black Turtle Cove and take a dingy ride to view sea turtles, rays and sharks
  • 79. Return to Quito for your final night and farewell dinner