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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…
  • Ecuador and the galapagos islands 2010

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

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