Vegetation and climate of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and nature combined in an unequaled mix. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 6 people October 2017
The Galapagos Islands, known throughout the world, are the result of successive eruptions of submarine volcanoes that continue to happen today. Due to unique location they have developed species unique in the world, of a richness and variety difficult to describe. This is why they are one of the favorite destinations for nature lovers and wild species.
Undoubtedly one of the last refuges of biodiversity, the island is hidden by an endless amount of natural jewels, such as the spawning of sea turtles on white sand beaches, blue-footed boobies on Espanola Island, giant tortoises of San Cristobal or the immaculate stages of North Seymour.
How can you get to the Galapagos Islands?
From the Ecuadorian cities of Guayaquil and Quito there are regular flights that travel to the Galapagos Islands, arriving at the two airports of the archipelago: Seymour Airport in Baltra Island and San Cristobal Airport.
Below we present some of the wonderful tourist attractions that can be visited in some of our trips by cruise on the Galapagos Islands. It is possible to book online and receive a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to know one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for cruise trips for groups or single travelers, this is the best of all alternatives.
Santa Cruz Island: Thanks to its location in the center and its proximity to the Baltra airport, is one of best known Galapagos tourist places, housing the city with the largest population of all, from where they leave the most of the boats visiting other islands and islets. One of its biggest tourist attractions is The Station Scientific Darwin, a center of scientific research open to the visitors, where is possible observe terrestrial lizards and turtles of big magnitude. Another site that highlights in Santa Cruz Island corresponds to Turtle Bay, paradise white sands beach and crystal clear waters, to the coasts arrived hundreds of turtles to lay their eggs.
Recommended reading: Photos of the fauna of the Galapagos Islands
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 .
North Seymour Islet: Covered with low vegetation and dense, is notable for its almost immaculate state of nature, something that is more difficult to find in larger islands. The tour is conducted based on a trail of 2 km in length that crosses it from end to end, route that allows crossing with frigates, land iguanas and sea lions.
Chinese Hat: Chinese Hat is a small island close to the southeast of the Santiago Island and whose extension is less than a 0.25 km2. It’s a recent volcanic cone. The traditional form of the Chinese hat can be seen clearly from the north side. In front of Chinese hat, on the rocky edge near to Santiago, you can see easily the galapagos penguins. A short 400m long trail passes through the cove, and steps from a colony of sea lions and iguanas that covering the horizon. The volcanic scenery is very interesting, and it is possible to practice snorkel.
In our catamaran trips there is the possibility to see and walk through the habitat of animals that have been hidden for centuries, with an incredible wealth and totally still intact.