Darwin's Galapagos: Cruise and colonial Quito

Date: 
10 September 2018 to 19 September 2018
Price: 
From £4,995
Trip destination: 
Galapagos

Journey with Dr Sally Gibson and witness nature in its most unaffected state while sailing the Galapagos archipelago. Dr Gibson has been researching in the Galapagos for more than ten years and will discuss the Charles Darwin and Galapagos Islands Fund, a partnership between Christ’s College, where Darwin studied, and the Galapagos Conservation Trust. Explore isolated islands rich with unique
creatures and dramatic scenery, and encounter miracles of evolution during this wildlife-filled adventure. You will also discover the history and culture of Colonial Quito.

Highlights

  • Learn about the Galapagos’ incredible ecosystems during interpretive walks and boat rides with specialist Dr Sally Gibson and a naturalist guide
  • Trace Darwin’s history of evolution and witness the legendary giant tortoise
  • Encounter migratory and endemic species from blue-footed boobies and sea lions to land iguanas and albatross
  • Visit Post Office Bay, where 18th-century whalers used a barrel as a mail drop
  • Explore centuries-old Quito, awash with history, ornate cathedrals and fascinating museums

Trip scholar

Dr Sally Gibson, Reader in Petrology & Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

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