Ecuador & Galapagos

The BBC’s wonderful recent documentary ‘Galapagos’ has certainly generated great interest in this, one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations. I visited for the first time in October 2012 and thought the experience was simply outstanding. Highlights were the close encounters with marine life – we snorkelled with turtles, Galapagos… Read the rest

Cruise the Galapagos by Ian Collier

We’d highly recommend cruising the islands for as long as your schedule and budget permit, it’s a long way to travel from NZ, so make it worthwhile! You will typically overnight in either historic (and high!) Quito or the larger coastal city of Guayaquil, then fly out to the Islands… Read the rest


Cruising the Galapagos Islands by Ian Collier

In October 2012, I visited one of the world’s outstanding wildlife sanctuaries, cruising for 4 nights aboard the luxury 48 passenger yacht La Pinta in the Central and Northern Galapagos Islands. Wow, what an extraordinary experience! I’ve been fortunate to witness wildlife in Africa, the Antarctic and Arctic and I’d… Read the rest


Amazon Lodge Stay by Discover Travel

Stay at an Amazon Lodge In April this year I visited the Ecuadorian Amazon for a 3 night stay in a lodge. Getting there was a bit of an adventure and it started with a 40 minute flight from Quito to Coca that gave great views of the Andes as… Read the rest


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Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat

10 Days From NZD $6,379 pp twinshare
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There’s simply no better place to appreciate the magic of this precious little blue planet of ours than the Galápagos Islands. Join us aboard the roomy Monserrat for a mind-expanding cruising adventure through the archipelago’s central, southern and eastern islands. Hike the dramatic black lava flows of volcanic Bartolomé Island,… Read the rest