ACA Berger Grant
International Seminar Excursion
to the
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Tentative Itinerary
June 20-July 4, 2007


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Day
Date
From
To
Activities
1
6/20
Atlanta Quito Travel on Delta Airlines. Night at Hotel Dann Carlton in Quito.
2
6/21
Quito Baltra-Santa Cruz Fly to the Galápagos. Visit the Santa Cruz Highlands (Los Gemelos). Begin our cruise on our private yacht, the Spondylus.
3
6/22
Baltra-Santa Cruz Floreana Visit Corona del Diablo in the morning and Punta Cormorant in the afternoon.
4
6/23
Floreana Española In the morning we'll visit Bahía Gardner and go to Punta Suárez in the afternoon.
5
6/24
Española San Cristobal, Santa Fe

Visit El Junco interpretation center, Isla San Cristobal, in the morning and Isla Santa Fe in the PM.

6
6/25
Santa Fe Seymour North Visit Seymour Norte in the morning and Bachas Beach in the afternoon.
7
6/26
Seymour North Genovesa Visit el Barranco in the morning and Bahía Darwin in the afternoon.
8
6/27
Genovesa Bartolome and Santiago Visit Bartolome in the morning and Sullivan Bay in the PM.
9
6/28
Santiago Baltra-Santa Cruz
and back to the mainland to start our Andean Tour.
Charles Darwin Research Station. Return to Quito from Galápagos at 16:45 p.m (Aprox.) transfer from the airport to Volcán el Reventador crossing the highlands of Ecuador forward to the Cordillera Oriental. Our trip will take around 04 hours to get to Hostería El Reventador.
10
6/29
Volcán el Reventador Volcán el Reventador--currently erupting

Fotos Volcán ReventadorAfter Breakfast, we will leave the hostería to have a full day visiting the volcano. Reventador is the most frequently active in the chain of Ecuadoran volcanoes of the Cordillera Real, well east of the principal volcanic axis. The forested, dominantly andesitic Volcán El Reventador stratovolcano rises to 3562 m above the jungles of the western Amazon basin. Box lunch. We will return in the afternoon to the Hostería El Reventador. Dinner at 19:00 p.m. then free time to relax. Accommodation at Hostería El Reventador.
(B;BL;D)

11
6/30
Volcán el Reventador

Baños
Tungurahua Volcano--currently erupting

In the morning (optional activity) Birdwatching to see the kicker rock (Gallito de la peña) US 43.- per person.

Fotos SierraWe will leave El Reventador and head to Tungurahua province, driving over the Baeza-Papallacta road to arrive at Antisana volcano, which is a massive, glacier-covered stratovolcano NE of Cotopaxi, along the western margin of the Cordillera Real, 50 km SE of Quito. Lunch and then on the road to Tungurahua. Arrival in Baños. Accommodation and dinner at Monte Selva.
 (B;L;D)

12
7/1
Baños
Quito

TUNGURAHUA.- El volcán Tungurahua, en el sur de Ecuador, completó este lunes cuatro días de violenta erupción arrojando flujos de lava y nubes de ceniza.This day we will have a full day visiting Tungurahua volcano.
Tungurahua, a steep-sided andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano that towers more than 3 km above its northern base, is one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes. We will have a Box lunch, in order to take advantage of the time! In the afternoon, return to Quito: Hotel Dann Carlton . (B; BL)

13
7/2
Quito
Quito

Accommodation at Hotel Dann Carlton . Day at leisure in Quito. This day the group can go shopping or visit a museum in Quito. (B)

14
7/3
Quito
In Flight

Shopping in AM, Transfer from your hotel to the airport to reach your international flight. Travel in late afternoon on Delta back to the US. (B)

15
7/4
Atlanta
Home
Arrive in Atlanta at 7:30 AM

 

The numbers correspond to the nights shown on the itinerary.
Map from: http://www.discovergalapagos.com/
The blue lines and numbers correspond to our Andean trip.
Map from: http://www.exploringecuador.com/images/mapas/roadmap.gif

 

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