The Galapagos Islands was a stopping point for Spanish explorers for literally centuries. They found the giant tortoises made good meals on their voyages in the Pacific. They will live for months without food or water.
The name is Spanish for saddle, because of the shape of their shell.
The 12 islands are probably what the Garden of Eden looked like. You will see flamingos, penguins, blue footed boobies, giant tortoises and iguanas.– on the EQUATOR! Galapagos is owned by Equador and lies 600 miles off shore.
Modern ships like the Silversea “Silver Galapagos” are the way to go. The ship recently installed new marble bathrooms in cabins, put in a better fitness center, a massage room, beauty salon, and an outdoor Jacuzzi. They host a itinerary that covers all the islands.
Contact us and we’ll give you the tools to be a successful lecturer on an Ultra-luxury ship like Silversea. Do it. Oh, and you can bring another person.
You can get there for free by speaking on ships. And we can show you the ropes.