Vegetation and climate of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and nature combined in a unique blend all over the world. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 10 people November 2017
Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the whole of islands is almost completely a National Park, comprising thirteen islands and more than a hundred islets. Tens of thousands of people come every year to observe a natural beauty that has no equal in the world, because a large number of animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands do not live anywhere else, so we must travel until here to see them live. By the way, it is a unique experience that not only changes your life, to see the beauty of nature intact.
In general you can recognize two seasons. From the month of December to June it is known as the hot season. And the second climatic season that goes from June to November receives the name of dry season. The best time to take advantage of Galapagos is the transition months. It is important to say that any month is good for touring the islands, there is no longer a month when the weather is unpleasant or you cannot see peculiar flora and fauna on your visit. Since there are two extreme seasons, those that mark the beginning or the end of mating for most species, there are some months in which both phases can be witnessed at the same time. There will be a change between the hot season and the dry season, and later a transition between the dry season and the hot season (November to January).
Cruises in the Galapagos Islands
The term “catamaran” means two trunks joined by a rope and is used today to refer to a wide variety of types of boats. In the Galapagos Islands, catamarans are popular because of their stability, speed and elegant size. Having the great privilege of touring the Galapagos Islands on a catamaran is a unique opportunity. Galapagos catamaran cruises offer you tourist packages where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe lodging. All of our Galapagos Islands cruises have comfortable cabins, restaurants serving exquisite national and international dishes, recreation areas with pools, lookouts and everything you need to make your stay unforgettable.
If you need a summary of what you can find when traveling to the paradisiacal islands Galapagos on a cruise for a week, here are some of the tourist attractions that you can visit. In case of questions about the conditions of the trip and the days, do not hesitate to contact us.
Ranchos of Santa Cruz: Although it is known that in several islands of Galapagos you can see breeding sectors of giant tortoises, there is no more advisable alternative, than to appreciate them in freedom, something that puts at our disposal ranchos and haciendas in the high zones of the island of Santa Cruz. Some of these places are El Chato, Manzanillo and Primicias, with paths that respect the environment, where you can easily see these exotic animals in their natural environment. It is important to emphasize that, during the period from June to August; turtles tend to move to the lowland of the island to nest, diminishing the possibility of observing them.
San Cristobal Island: Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining points of Galapagos, on whose coasts we can find some of the largest colonies of turtles of the archipelago. To the southeast of San Cristobal, is the Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, a project of rescue resettlement of giant turtles that allows can be a few steps from these magnificent creatures during their first two years are cared in captivity. Moving to the northeast of this island, we find the Natural Galapaguera, place where you can see turtles in their own environment, on the beach where they nest or in the sand dunes where they spawn. An area of outstanding beauty is The Loberia, beach of coral sand where you can see many sea lions and marine iguanas, also birds like Canary Maria, and several species of finches surround the area. On its western coast is The Baquerizo Moreno port, the sector populated more important of San Cristobal and the second in the archipelago, where you can find a wide range of hotels and airport. His second attractive more visited is Gardner Bay, a beach recognized for its beauty, where lives a significant colony of sea lions sleeping peacefully in their arenas.
Bartolome Island: One of the places of Galapagos that receives greater fascination thanks to its volcanic landscapes, rock formations that have tones red, orange, green and black. His two visitable sites correspond to “La Playa” and the “Escalera”, the first located between abysmal cliffs, allows you to immerse in the world below the shallow, making diving among penguins, turtles and others unique fishes in the world. The Escalera on the other hand, is the viewpoint of most amazing natural origin of the archipelago, on the top of an extinct crater, being possible to see an overview of the same island with his lava cones.
Sullivan Bay: Is located to the southeast of the Santiago Island. Here you can see interesting lava formations, which called the attention of scholars and scientists around the world. Sullivan Bay enjoys a height of 114 meters above sea level, where you can observe marine and terrestrial birds, a colony of sea lions and iguanas. Several plants stand out of the rocks. At Sullivan Bay there is a road of a kilometer and a half long. In this peculiar island you can enjoy swimming and make snorkeling from the edge of the beach.
An earthly paradise
In our catamarans there is the possibility of seeing and entering the habitat of animals that have been developing for hundreds of years, with a splendorous and totally immaculate variety.