On 1 Oct 2017, our last day in Ecuador, we had a long day planned ahead. We traveled through Old Town Quito to Cotopaxi “avenue of volcanoes”. We had already packed and checked out of hotel by 8:00 AM. After the all day Cotopaxi tour, we were dropped off at airport in the evening for… Read More Day 8: To Old Quito, Cotopaxi & fly back
30 Sep 2017, was a relaxing day for us. Woke up leisurely at bout 8:00 AM. After breakfast, we took off to visit, explore and hike in Bellavista cloud forest.
On 29 Sep 2017, we took an morning flight from Galapagos Islands back to Quito Ecuador. The 3 hour flight makes a stop at Guayaquil. We reached our hotel La Cartuja at about 3:00 PM.
On 28 Sep 2017, we took the same yacht to Plazas. These tours were group tours, with 15 guests and 6 crew members. South Plazas is located on the east cost of Santa Cruz Island. It was formed from uplifted marine lava and is one of the smallest islands on the archipelago. It’s one of the most… Read More Day 5: To Plazas : Sea-lion kingdom
On 27 Sep 2017, unusually Arch and I woke up early around 5:00 AM. From the balcony of the hotel we took some pictures. The Dew was so heavy, that 1/2 hour later we could see the following. Note the “drop-lets” on the cable. Everything was WET. It rarely rains in Galapagos. Bartolome is the… Read More Day 4: Exploration of Bartolome
On 26 Sep 2017, as usual, we had an early start for an all day long trip to explore and trek on North Seymour Island! With previous day’s experience, I was really excited and looking forward we all packed the bare essentials like water bottle, some fruits, yogurt, and snacks (as lunch will be provided)… Read More Day 3: To North Seymour Island
Next day, 25 Sep 2017, was an early start! Yacht ride to Santa Fe island to see seals and bird watching, with potential for snorkeling. We were excited, and were ready and down for breakfast by 7:00 AM at hotel lobby. Manga Aunty, at 89 was ready and packed with the food that she likes.… Read More Day 2: Exploration of Santa Fe Island