Moon Galápagos Islands (Third Edition)
By Lisa Cho
Get inspired by nature just as Darwin was: explore the Gal?pagos with expert author Lisa Cho.
Take the Trip of a Lifetime with Moon Travel Guides!
The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most beautiful, wild, and untouched places on earth. Travel back in time with Moon Galápagos Islands.
Strategic tour information with advice on visiting sustainably, which boats to take, how long to stay, and where to stop along the wayDetailed maps and directions for exploring on your ownActivities and ideas for every traveler: Spot blue-footed boobies, frigates, albatross and pelicans just as Darwin did when formulating the Theory of Evolution. Snorkel past playful sea lions and gentle sea turtles, or dive with hammerheads and whale sharks. Walk along sandy beaches where marine iguanas sun themselves on the rocks or hike through forests of cacti and along otherworldly lava trails with breathtaking ocean views.Curated advice from local expert and bioengineer Lisa ChoIn-depth coverage of Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela, Floreana, and the remote uninhabited islands of Santiago, Fernandina, Española, and Genovesa, as well as the gateway cities of Quito and GuayaquilBackground information on the history, landscape, and diverse wildlife of the archipelago, including how and where to see each animal while protecting their habitat
Full-color with vibrant, helpful photosEssential insight for travelers on eco-tourism, health and safety, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your day packWith Moon Galápagos Islands' practical tips, myriad activities, and an expert's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
Lisa Cho was born in Ojai, California. She discovered her love for travel at an early age when she visited extended family in rural China. Later, after getting a masters in bioengineering from Stanford University, she worked as a product manager in the biotech industry, a job that frequently sent her on business trips that seemed much too short. So after a lot of dreaming and planning, she decided to take the longest trip of her life, leaving her career and buying a one-way flight to Cuenca, Ecuador. In Ecuador the air was warmer, the mangos were cheaper, and the country was more beautiful than she had imagined. She started a blog about Ecuador and her travels around South America that led to a blog focused specifically on the Gal?pagos Islands. Her time in the Gal?pagos has been an interesting mix. She has stayed in backpacker hostels, upscale eco-lodges, and sailed on cruises. She has enjoyed once-in-a-lifetime experiences surrounded by sharks, sea turtles, and sea lions. She now feels equally at home in Ecuador and San Francisco, and splits her time between the two.
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27 Dec 2018
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