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Fernando Diez
Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Manager for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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Massive Whale Die-Off in Chilean Patagonia

Massive Whale Die-Off in Patagonia has become the topic of residents and scientists over the past few months. National Geographic recently released an article on the shocking news of the discovery of the corpses of 337 dead sei whales in Chile’s southern Patagonia (in a remote fjord between Puerto Natales and the Golfo de Penas). …

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Grace & Evolution Dry Dock – The Future of Galapagos Yachts

After almost 30 years of creating Memories For A Lifetime for thousands of demanding travelers, Quasar Expeditions knows exactly what it takes to accomplish this: lots of meticulous planning combined with whimsical spontaneity. However, this not only applies to the wonderful experiences, gastronomy, activities, and involvement of experiences staff. This also applies to how we …

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The Perito Moreno Rupture Phenomenon

The Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, is a glacier visited on Quasar Expeditions’ 9 Day Overland Safari adventures. This glacier is one of only 3 Patagonian glaciers that are still growing and advancing today, while all other glaciers in the Southern and Northern ice fields of Patagonia are receding and …

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New Galapagos Giant Tortoise Species Discovered on the Islands

The island of Santa Cruz within the Galápagos Islands has not one but two distinct species of giant tortoise, a new genetic study finds. This is the new Galapagos Giant Tortoise species that was discovered recently. For years, researchers thought that the giant tortoises living on the western and eastern sides of Santa Cruz Island …

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8 World Cup Facts from the Galapagos

July 13, 2014 – The final day of the World Cup in Brazil. Our friends at Galapagos Conservation Trust have shared 8 interesting facts comparing the biggest football (soccer) event on the planet to the endemic animals that inhabit the Galapagos. See what the distance of a penalty kick means to a Galapagos Whale Shark …

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Facts About Animal Mothers & Offspring in Galapagos & Patagonia

Galapagos Blue-Footed Booby Learn more here – Blue-footed Boobies. Galapagos Frigatebird Learn more here – Galapagos Frigatebirds. Galapagos giant tortoise Learn more here – Galapagos Giant Tortoise. Galapagos marine iguana Learn more here – Galapagos Marine Iguanas and Galapagos Lava Lizards. Patagonia guanaco Learn more here – Patagonia Guanacos. Patagonia puma Learn more here – …

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