This morning we anchor near Baltra Island. We are packed up and ready to go. Our luggage is sent to the airport and after breakfast we transfer from ship to shore for a last time. Buses transfer us to the airport and we hand out boarding cards and get our passports stamped. Access to the VIP lounge is included so we have a comfortable wait with complimentary refreshments. Our aircraft arrives and sadly we must say goodbye to the Galapagos.
On arrival in Guayaquil on the mainland we transfer to the Hilton Hotel to relax for a few hours. Everyone has dayrooms. Luggage is sorted and repacked! Afternoon tea buffet is served while Richard heads to the airport to arrange an early check-in. Luggage is sorted and boarding cards arranged. Guests arrive and we fast track to avoid the queues. All part of the service!
We are heading home with plenty of very happy memories of our time in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.