2 weeks Galapagos – a trip of a lifetime!
For 26 years I have been dreaming:
the latest & most luxurious
16 passengers – 11 staff
price per person for 8 days:
So… how did I end up on this boat?
Through a last-last-very-last-minute deal the night before departure. I jumped the last single-cabin paying so extortionately little that even a Zigeiner could afford it.
He he… just donÂ´t tell the other passengers:-)
|+ air ticket return (off season) Quito-Galapagos-Quito:||360 U$|
|+ Galapagos National Park Entry Fee:||110 U$|
I was incredibly lucky with the crowd on the cruise: an older couple and the average being in the mid thirties. A great mix. WeÂ´ve come across other boats loaded with about two dozen dinosaurs with the youngest born a good 70 years ago. Just imagine…
The food was the best I have eaten in months, my bed got made 3 (!?) times a day and it was soooo nice not having to share one single saltwater shower with 20 other people!
Other than that, we got up 6:15 am every moring – sharp! To do what?
The most useless utensils are binoculars. Since animals on Galapagos donÂ´t have natural predators they have never had a reason to be scared or to run away from something. If youÂ´re not careful you would even step on birds!
|And although having been part of an organized tour, for a change, I quite enjoyed having a babysitter telling me where to go, what to do & when to eat:-)
This wasnÂ´t travelling, it was holiday.
The most luxurious and relaxing of my life…
|After the cruise I extended my stay for another week to check out the villages/puertos (Moreno, Ayora y Villamil), to chat to locals, hike up VolcĂˇn Sierra Negra (1200m) which has the worlds biggest crater (10km in diameter) and to go diving at world famous “Rocas Gordon”.
And yeah broffas:
I dived with Hammerhead-Sharks & Manta-Rays as big as airplanes!
Enjoy my best 200 pics: