Tour the Galapagos Islands on a five star cruise. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 12 people December 2017
Declared as a World Heritage Site, the archipelago is almost entirely a National Park, totaling 13 islands and more than a hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Tens of thousands of travelers come every year to see a natural spectacle that has no equal, because a large number of species of the Galapagos Islands do not exist anywhere else, so you must to travel here to see them live. By the way, it is an extraordinary experience that many people change their lives, discovering the real beauty of nature at its best.
In general one can speak of two great seasons. From December to June it is known as the Hot Season. And the second climatic season that goes from June to November that is known as the dry station. The best time to visit Galapagos is the transition months. However any month is good to visit the islands, there is no month where the climate of the archipelago is bad or there is no peculiar flora and fauna to observe. Since there are two extreme seasons, which mark the beginning or the end of mating for most species, there are months in which the two phases can be witnessed at the same time. There is a change between the hot season and the dry season (April to June), and later another change between the dry season and the hot season (November to January).
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kms from the coast of Ecuador, being its closest city Manta. The nearest island lands correspond to Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. In fact, its official name is archipelago of Columbus and belongs of Ecuador.
If you are looking for a brief summary of what you may be surprised to visit the Galapagos Islands on a cruise for a week, we show several of the tourist points that can be known. In case of doubts about the trip and the days, please contact us.
Gardner Bay in Espanola Island: Gardner Bay is another of the incredible beaches that hide the archipelago, with little more than a kilometer of white sands and turquoise water, very famous for the colonies of sea lions that are usually resting very close to the ocean. Like all places on the islands, it is possible to enjoy with the abundance of birds that surround the area, being here three species of endemic Darwin´s birds.
Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay, site of one of the most beautiful habitats of the archipelago, with impressive lava spaces solidified in waves, like a landscape of mars. A journey of about a mile and a half, allows tourists to know the most relevant areas of interest of the Bay, appreciating interesting mineral samples, among which there are figures of trees, before being calcined by the eruptions of the island .
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.
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Daphne Mayor: The Daphne Islands (Daphne Major and Minor) are two small islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. The largest has an area of 0.39 km². Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of lava, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There are many breeding birds that go to raise their chicks in the environment near to the crater. Although easily accessible to visitors, the Park Service does not allow many visits to this island and are mostly dedicated to scientific research.
Grow your ideas
These trips are famous for being an inexhaustible source of inspiration, concentration and creative strength. Many writers, artists and actors have said that traveling the Galapagos Islands has allowed them to work on novel ideas. Whether its experts as amateurs, this is definitely a huge opportunity for those who are looking for inspiration to create.