2009 - The Galapagos Islands
I had the most fascinating expedition to The Galapagos Islands! I chose to travel with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Polaris. In 1967, Lars-Eric Lindblad became the first adventurer to bring nonscientific expeditions here. Lindblad has more experience than any other operator in Galapagos, and in my opinion, have the most knowledgeable and experienced Naturalists. As an Adventure Travel Specialist and a huge animal lover, Galapagos has been on my list for several years. Nowhere else can you experience up-close encounters with remarkable animals like giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, and sea lions galore. The animals have no fear of humans and observing these magnificent creatures up close and personal is unbelievable!
The 10-day experience includes an overnight in Guayaquil, Ecuador on the outbound and return and 7 nights aboard one of Lindblad’s expedition ships. Everyday offers the opportunity to hike, kayak, swim, snorkel, zodiac or glass bottom boat rides. You may also enjoy the LEXspa services, yoga classes, and great lectures. In addition to the animals, the expert naturalists and the activities, we met the most fascinating people! All seasoned travelers, our evening cocktails, and dinner discussions were so much fun.
While on the trip, Rodrigo Marra, the ship’s Video Chronicler asked me to share a few thoughts about my experience.