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Celebrate in Ecuador and Galapagos in 2009
2009 is set to be a year of celebrations in Ecuador! There will be an astonishing number of pivotal historic occasions to rejoice in one year alone, so we hope that you will be able to join the parties!
Next year marks the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and is also 150 years since his Theory of Evolution. The Galapagos Islands - known as the Enchanted Islands by pirates in days of old - is like nowhere else on earth. It is an adventurer's and naturalist's paradise with the cluster of islands defined by towering cliffs, volcanic moonscapes, emerald green coves and a vast array of magical and wonderful species including giant tortoises, sea lions and swimming iguanas.
It is no wonder then that the Galapagos Islands captured the imagination of Charles Darwin and provided the catalyst for developing the monumental Theory of Evolution.
Darwin aside, there are even more reasons for the Galapagos Islands to celebrate in 2009 as it will be 50 years since it became a National Park and also 30 years since it was crowned a Natural UNESCO Heritage Site.
Ecuador itself has many reasons to celebrate. Quito, its lively capital, was the first city in the world to receive World Heritage status. And as if that is not enough, next year Ecuador will be celebrating 200 years of Independence in August. If you enjoy experiencing authentic national celebrations, there really can be no better time to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands than in 2009.
To tie-in with all of these celebrations, we are delighted to offer our first holidays in Ecuador and the Galapagos in 2009. After extensive research over the last couple of years, we now offer a once-in-a-lifetime sea-kayaking holiday in the Galapagos Islands.
We can also arrange customised walking and adventure holidays in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and plan to announce further small group trips in Ecuador shortly, so keep an eye on the website for these new trips. In the meantime, you can find out a bit more about this fascinating country by clicking here.
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