This was a great trip. Not easy or relaxing, but one of the most active, diverse and stimulating trips I have ever taken.
The next day wasn’t much easier – a ten mile round trip hike to the rim of Sierra Negra, the second largest active caldera in the world, five miles across at its widest point.
The activity, scenery, wildlife and just plain fun continues.
This was the most amazing day of snorkeling I have ever had.
Now I know why they call this an “active, multi-sport adventure.” In our first full day in the Galapagos, we kayaked, snorkeled and hiked. My knees ache, but my psyche soars!
Giant tortoises, sleek frigate birds, stunning sunsets, sea lions frolicking in the surf and tributes to a scientist (Charles Darwin) — all of this in just a few hours after arriving in San Cristobal, our first stop in the Galapagos.
On our way to the Galapagos, we stopped in Quito, Ecuador, for a day. At over 9000 feet Quito is the highest capital city in the world ……