There is literally no place in the world like the Galopogos Islands. The Galopogos are technically a province of Ecuador, but the islands are located some 1,000 miles from mainland South America. The major attraction of the Galopogos is it’s unique ecological landscape is so unique in the Galopogos that there are 9,000 different species calling them home and hundreds of these are endemic to the islands, meaning they can be found nowhere else in the world. We suggest travelling with Gecko’s Adventures on the 10 Day Complete Galopogos Trip. The main highlights include: ? All transport including return flights from Quito to the Galapagos Islands. ? Accommodation onboard the M.V. Darwin in one of just eight well-appointed, air-conditioned, twin share, bunk-bed cabins with private facilities. ? An English-speaking naturalist guide and a crew of five on board the M.V. Darwin. ? Excursions during the voyage: South Plaza, Santa Fe Island, Espanola Island including Gardener Bay, Floreana Island including Post Office Bay, Santa Cruz Island including Los Gemelos pit crater and Las Bachas, Rabida Island, Santiago Island, Sombrero Chino Island and North Seymour Island. ? Visit to the tortoise research and breeding program at the Charles Darwin Research Station. ? Walk along the Summit Trail to the top of Bartolome Island. ? All meals aboard the M.V. Darwin. ? Transfer to and from Quito airport on Day 2 and Day 9. 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners The trip begins in Quito, Ecuador and arrives in the Galapogos as part of the included airfare on the tour. Numerous departures in early 2011 are discounted 10-15% and start around $2122 USD. TravAddict posts up to date Gecko’s Adventures Reviews from past travelers to help you learn more about what other travelers thought.