Vegetation and climate of the Galapagos: luxury and nature mixed in an extraordinary mixture. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 13 people December 2017
At GalapagosInformation you can find a great variety of cruises to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most important nature sanctuaries in the world, and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can buy your trip online to enjoy the best scenery on our exclusive catamarans.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean varies greatly between 7 and 28 degrees depending on the season. Its weather is determined by surface temperature and sea currents, which create microclimates that change the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands also face drastic changes of temperature and each season maintains certain characteristics. The period of time that goes from January to March are the months with greater temperature and humidity, being March the warmest month of all. At this time there are lots of plants, and the sea temperature is ideal for marine sports. In the period from July to September we observe less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the sea diminishes enough, being the ideal season to see the oceanic life, since the animals have preference for cold currents.
How to get to Galapagos
Galapagos has 2 airports. If you wish to travel to San Cristobal, there is the possibility of snorkeling and diving of low depth. In addition to this you will have the possibility to stroll through sectors such as Tongo Reef, El Cañon, La Lobería, Manglecito, Punta Carola and Punta Pitt, Roca del Este, Roca Ballena, among many others. If your destination is Baltra you will be near to the Island of Santa Cruz and you will have the possibility to walk through the mating centers of the giant tortoises, the Galapagos Park and the famous station Charles Darwin. In addition you will be able to know Tortuga Bay that is the recognized beach of sand of white coral in all the islands.
Here are some of the wonderful places you can meet on some of our catamaran trips on the Galapagos Islands. It is possible to make your reservation online and receive a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for cruise trips for families, couples or individual trips, this is the best choice.
Genovesa Island: Genovesa island is also known as the island Tower and is considered as the most striking island of the archipelago. Its name comes from the city of Genova in where according to few historians was the birthplace of Columbus. It is the ideal place for lovers of birds by the abundant presence of birds, highlighting some as seagulls of tail separated, which are the only gulls in the world who have nocturnal hunting habits. Genovesa Island is an extinct volcano, which has suffered several landslides due to its ancient activity. Have 2 areas to go to which is can access through a fissure that exists to the feet of the volcano… Makes thousands of years were a huge volcano, whose wall south is collapsed, forming the Great Bay of Darwin, place in where an abundant number of birds make their nests.
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La Lobería on San Cristobal: One of the most visited places in the Galapagos is this beautiful beach of coral sand and crystalline waters, named after the large number of sea lions that can be seen every day, lying between the rocks or plunging into the sea. In addition to sea lions, turtles and sea iguanas are frequent on the beach, as well as several species of birds, such as the Maria canary, frigates and various kinds of finches. It is also possible to snorkel and if you have good fortune to swim with a sea lion.
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.
An educational experience
Travelers of our all-inclusive cruise trips, in particular children, have the possibility to take part in classes and approaches with the guidance of an expert guide. This person is trained to tell absolutely all the details related to the geology and history of the islands.