The ten-day tour to Galapagos is designed for the active traveler who wants to experience the beautiful wildlife and scenic wonder of the islands. The group arrives in Quito to check into the hotel and have a group meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. At this meeting travelers will have to fill out paperwork and show proof of medical insurance, passport, and cash. Quito has several museums to visit that display musical instruments, pottery, traditional dress and more. Teacher travelers geeo.org can enjoy the local shopping and dining in the scenic town.
The next day is a flight to San Cristobal Island where travelers tour the Galapagos National Park by bus, walking, and bike. There are delicious meals and free time at the beach. The next day involves a boat ride to Kicker Rock Island and snorkeling. The next stop is a visit to Florian Island with snorkeling, dolphins, a stop at the beach, and a seafood dinner. Isabella Island, shaped like a seahorse, is home to the Wall of Tears built by convicts. Teachers will also view wetlands, mangrove swamps, and natural pools.
The last stop before returning to Quito is Santa Cruz where teachers visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to observe tortoises and other wildlife. There is a stop at Tortuga Bay beach before returning to Quito.
The Galapagos trip is idea for teachers of social studies as well as science teachers interested in the history of the theory of evolution. Space is limited, so book immediately.
For these trips the person must have valid passport and be able to carry luggage and participate in some physical activities.Visit the website at http://www.geeo.org/ to learn more or call 1-877-600-0105.
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