Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the group of islands and islets is almost completely a National Park, comprising a set of 13 volcanic islands and more than a hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Tens of thousands of travelers come every year to observe a natural spectacle unparalleled all over the world, since a large number of animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands are nowhere else, so it is necessary to travel to this place to see them live. This is a powerful experience that many people change their lives, to discover the beauty of nature at its best.
Landscapes of great beauty, a surprising biodiversity and geological remains that tell a story of millions of years are three characteristics that charm those who make trips to the Galapagos Islands, a territory still virgin where they coexist almost 2,000 unique species, among them the famous land iguanas and the Galapagos penguin.
These are several of the wonderful places that you can tour in some of our trips through the Galapagos Islands. It is possible to make your reservation online and receive a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for cruises for families, couples or individual trips, GalapagosInformation.com 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 (Italy) in where it´s said that was the birthplace of Columbus. It is the ideal location for the ornithologists by the abundant presence of birds, highlighting some as seagulls of tail separated or lava seagulls, 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. We can find two areas of visit which is can access through a fissure that exists to the feet of the volcano doing this walk an unparalleled adventure. The island has shaped of horseshoe. Millions of years ago were a huge volcano whose southern wall collapsed, forming the Great Darwin Bay, where currently some birds have their nests. In the center of the Genovesa Island is the Arcturus Lake, of salt water, where resides the marine iguana smaller of the archipelago. In the same way, it is possible to see marine iguanas, fur seals and a huge forest of Palo Santo.
At Darwin Bay, It is possible to dive along the inner to the outer wall. Another possibility is from the outer side of the volcano through the channel in the boiler. Genovesa is home of a great number of oceanic birds, both for breeding and nesting, including large frigates, blue-footed boobies, seagulls of frac, tropical birds, finches of Darwin and petrels.
Santiago Island: Oasis natural uninhabited by humans, characterized by its unique volcanic formations, beautiful beaches and diving sites where diving into a unique biodiversity.One of the major attractions is the Sullivan Bay, where there are amazing lava formations that have altered the surface with soft waves, a perfect place to see large colonies of marine iguanas and Red-legged crabs. Among its beaches attract attention such Espumilla Beach, which has a spectacular landscape of forests of lignum and sea turtles that come to spawn in its coasts; as Puerto Egas, a beautiful beach with black volcanic sand, where as in Sullivan Bay is easy to observe a significant number of sea iguanas.
Cousin’s Rock ends to increase the attractive of the island Santiago, undoubtedly one of the most important places of diving in the world, is a triangular rock that is to ten meters above the water, and in whose waters is possible to dive between dark coral, endemic seahorses, sea lions, sharks tip white, hammerheads, eagle rays and stingrays.
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In our cruises it is allowed to look and approach the habitats of species that have evolved for thousands of centuries, with a wonderful richness and completely virgin.