A WORD ON VISITING THE GALAPAGOS
WHY VISIT THE GALAPAGOS?
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the volcanic Galapagos Islands are one of the most famous wildlife-watching destinations in the world. The Archipelago has isolated ecosystem–620 miles from Ecuador mainland, right on the equator where three distinct ocean currents converge–which generate its special climate and nature richness. Many of the species that call the Galapagos home can be found nowhere else on earth, and include marine iguanas, giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, sea lions, dolphins and whales, and the Galapagos penguin, to name but a few. Those unique species provided the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s revolutionary theory of natural selection during the 1830s
This biodiversity has made the Archipelago a world-renowned location for snorkeling, bird watching, and hiking in particular. Galapagos is so unique, the gentle confidence its wildlife has around human visitors is a good way to show the efforts for its conservation. In other words, if you visit the Galapagos, you are certain to see the creatures that have made it so famous.
The islands themselves are extraordinarily beautiful. And each one is different: some beaches boast postcard-perfect white sand, while others clearly reflect their volcanic history. Some islands are arid, covered in prickly pear cacti and palo santo trees, while other islands’ green highlands are wet and lush.
The warm beaches of the Galapagos make the destination an attractive spot for those in search of a relaxing vacation. Opportunities for wildlife watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing, of course, will keep you as busy as you please.
HOW TO VISIT THE GALAPAGOS
We offer two different ways to visit the Galapagos: land-based tours and live-aboard cruises.
In a land-based tour, you stay in a Galapagos hotel and have the option of traveling to the archipelago’s different islands by boat during the day, with a very flexible itinerary. If you decided to book a cruise, you can charter the entire vessel or reserve individual departures. Cruises can be as short as four days, or as long as fifteen days.
Please feel free to learn more about Galapagos land-based tours or cruises. Once you have settled on the option that is right for you, we will be happy to discuss the two options with you at any time! Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have questions