Find everything you should know when planning a season of Galapagos Islands Tours February 2017, on this page is available all the information that you need to know at the time of booking.
Declared a World Heritage Site, the group of islands is almost completely a National Park, totaling 13 islands of volcanic origin and more than one hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to observe a natural spectacle without comparison, because many animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands do not exist anywhere else, so we must travel to this place to see them. By the way, it is a unique experience that many changes life, to discover the beauty of nature intact.
Undoubtedly a true museum of biodiversity, the island set is home to countless natural treasures, unique landscapes among which sea turtle spawning on the white-sand beaches of Tortuga Bay, the blue-footed boobies of The Espanola Island, the giant turtle colonies on the Island of San Cristobal or the immaculate landscapes of North Seymour.
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kilometers from the coast of Ecuador, being the nearest continental city Manta. The nearest island is Coco´s Island (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Pascua´s Island (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Formally, its name is officially archipelago of Columbus and its location is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; And 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
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These are some of the magical places that can be known in some of our trips through the Galapagos Islands. You can make your reservation online and get a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to know one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for catamaran cruises for groups or lone travelers, this is the best option.
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.
Fernandina Island: The Island most recent of the group of islands, where is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, from various types of lava that can be seen. His only place to visit constitutes Punta Espinoza, a strip of lava and sand that extends from the volcano itself to the sea, on whose coasts are the largest groups of marine iguanas of the archipelago, along with birds, penguins and sea lions.
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The most beautiful place in the world
In our cruises you can observe and approach the habitats of animals that have evolved over millions of years, with an incredible richness and completely immaculate.