Day 9 - The Key to Quito
We disembarked onto the island of San Cristobel, where we found a small town with shops and restaurants. Many happy faces anticipated a shopping opportunity First, though, we toured the Galagapogs Islands Cultural Center then had an hour or so to shop before heading to the airport.
TIP: The cruise ship sends a very simple box lunch to eat at the airport, and the food on the plane is... well... interesting. We recommend having a bite to eat in the small town if you can break away from shopping.
We arrived back at our hotel in Quito, the JW Marriott, at about 4PM; and the luggage we left behind at the Hacienda Cuisin was waiting for us. We had a couple of hours before the finale dinner. I don't know what everyone else did - I took a bath in that wonderful tub
The finale dinner. In every Adventure By Disneys tour review I've written, I mention the feeling of camaraderie; how a group of strangers become extended family in the course of a vacation. This trip was no exception. How does this happen? Must be Disney magic Here is a video clip that capture some of that special feeling:
Once again, while we've reached the end of another wonderful Adventures by Disney tour, we can close in the certainty there will be another one.. and I hope I get to see some my new close friends again on one of them
The dock at San Cristobel
Of course, there were sea lions on the dock to say goodbye.
The beginning of the self guided tour
The last Boobie we saw at the airport...
Love all the Disney touches!
A final toast with our two "better than any words can describe" Adventure Guides, Chris and Eduardo. Love you guys!
And from me and Alan (aka Darwin)... Until we meet again, Lava Lizards!