Finally, I feel normal enough to start a conversation about our trip to the Galapagos. This was something I had wanted to do since I was a little girl in elementary school, learning about the islands and of course, Lonesome George, who sadly passed away before I ever got the chance to meet the guy. Although, I did find out some interesting tidbits on the giant tortoises, which I will share later.
There are so many ways you can explore the islands, and I became a little overwhelmed when I first started looking at planning. We decided to pick March to visit, which is their hot, rainy season, because it was supposed to be the best for snorkeling. The snorkeling certainly did not disappoint. Our guide kept telling us we were extremely lucky we had clouds that kept us somewhat cool without too much rain, and I have to agree, of course with nothing else to compare it to.
We decided to book with a travel agency that either Frommer's or Fodor's (can't remember which one) recommended. It was called Expedition Trips, and they are based out of Seattle, WA. The boat we chose, the Legend, is actually owned by a company called Klein Tours, which is based out of Ecuador. Many people booked directly with Klein Tours, and all of our pamphlets, etc. had their names on it.
|Our boat, the Legend!|
|Our ride to Baltra in the Galapagos.|
|Finally, our room with a window!|
|Our room in Quito, at the Patio Andaluz.|