Galapagos Islands

Blog posts about IE's Galapagos tours, as well as news and ecotourism.
November 05, 2009

Tales From the Road: Galapagos

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IE Art Director Charlie Boyd has just returned from our unforgettable 10-day Galapagos Islands tour. Be sure to check in often over the next week as Charlie shares his thoughts and stories from this Galapagos vacation aboard the Evolution.

Arrival in the Galapagos

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IE Art Director Charlie Boyd has spent the last four days on our Galapagos Islands tour aboard the Evolution, and has cell service as he heads toward Santiago and Bartolomé. Charlie has checked in with a list of what his Galapagos travel group has spotted while exploring San Cristóbal, Española and Santa Cruz.

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One of the true perks of working for International Expeditions is the opportunity to join our guests in some of Earth’s greatest wildlife destinations! IE Art Director Charlie Boyd and his wife are leaving this week on our Galapagos Islands cruise. As he prepares for his Galapagos tour on the Evolution, Charlie shared some thoughts.

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Most parents want to get their children outside more, and there’s no better way to promote family bonding than on a family tour to one of the world’s wild places. Parents, grandparents and (yes) even the kids who have been on our Amazon River tour or Galapagos Islands cruise rave about the fun they had together.

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A favorite for any guest who has traveled on the Galapagos Island tour aboard the Evolution, chef Wellington Montero shares his ceviche recipe. For an added Ecuadorian flavor, don’t forget to add popcorn!

SHRIMP CEVICHE RECIPE

Serving for four persons:

Ingredients:

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By Josh Akers of Jemison, Alabama

My Galapagos Islands tour is one vacation that I will never forget. It is a difficult task to explain to people the wonders of the unique wildlife and beautiful landscape occupying these islands.

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British researchers from the University of Southampton have found several new species of life – and some that were thought to be extinct – during an in-depth study documenting some of the world’s rarest and most fragile coral reefs in the Galapagos Islands.

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By Emily Harley-Reid, Creative Services Editor

It’s embarrassingly easy around International Expeditions to get blasé about destinations like the Amazon or Galapagos — they are such staples of the company that we often feel like everyone has “been there, done that!”

So in sharing a moment of my Galapagos Islands tour, I think it is a true testament to the power of travel and of Darwin’s “Enchanted Isles” that I still get emotional.

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Anyone who has visited the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands has snapped a picture of Lonesome George and his equally lonesome companion tortoises. Now the Galapagos National Park has found five eggs laid by one of George's female companions.

Eggs laid last year turned out to be infertile, but we're holding out hope! LEARN MORE »

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IE’s staff doesn’t just plan journeys to these islands, Galapagos is one of our favorite places to experience Earth’s greatest wonders! Here’s what Destination Manager Amber Rowland had to say about the islands.

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