Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora
I got to take another plane ride today :) I sadly had to check out of my lovely hotel in Quito and continue on to my next adventure. It was all arranged for me that I would fly to the Galápagos Islands - landing at Baltra Island and I would be transferred to my hotel on Santa Cruz Island. What I wasn't aware of was there would be a few …
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
We had a flight at 8:30am to go to the Galapagos but we were told to arrive at the airport at 6:30am. So we took the hotel shuttle service and it was chaotic at the airport! We had to get our bags scanned as they are very strict on quarantine for the Galapagos, we had to pay a $10 transit control fee per person and …
Well after our 4 hour bus trip from Montanita to Guayaquil we arrived at the airport about 3 hours early and decided to check in our bags. The guy at the counter then offered us to fly on the earlier flight which we jumped onto straight away and when we boarded the plane we were very surprised to find we had been upgraded to …
A short boat ride
from Baltra island took us to Seymour Island, a favorite nesting site for
frigate birds and blue-footed boobies. When we landed, birds swooped close by:
I looked right into the eyes of a flying frigate bird. We saw all both the
Great Frigate and the Magnificent Frigate birds and were able to compare their
feathers and mating calls as they puffed out their red gular pouches. The Great
Frigate bird has purple back ...
... on Baltra island, just north of Santa Cruz, and were met by our Galapagos Alternative agent. We took a ferry across to Santa Cruz island then a 45min car ride down to Puerto Ayora along the way we got our first glimpse of the Galapagos: strange cactus that looked halfway like a tree and lots of yellow butterflies. We arrived and checked into our hotel, Galapagos Suites. Our room was right off the little courtyard, so pretty!
We then met with another ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility