Places to visit and get to know in the beautiful Galapagos Islands, a world heritage site. Study tour to the Galapagos Islands January 2018.
Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the group of islands is almost completely a National Park, comprising a set of 13 islands and more than one hundred islets. Thousands of travelers travel every year to enjoy an unparalleled natural spectacle around the world, because many species of flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands are nowhere to be found, so you must travel here to see them live. Undoubtedly, it is an extraordinary experience that not only changes life, discovering the real beauty of nature intact.
Considered one of the last refuges of biodiversity, the islands hide an exquisite variety of natural jewels, unique scenarios among which they emphasize the spawning of turtles in the beaches, the blue-legged birds, the giant tortoises of the Island of San Cristobal or the unspool North Seymour scenery.
How can I get to the Galapagos Islands?
From Quito and Guayaquil there is an offer of regular flights that travel to the Galapagos Islands, having as destination the airports of the archipelago: Seymour Airport in Baltra Island and San Cristóbal Airport located in the island of the same name.
Are you looking for panoramas in the Galapagos Islands? Do not worry! Hiring a tour of the islands, you can spend between five and fourteen days touring all the beauties that this charming place of Ecuador has to offer. All-inclusive trips can be requested online up to one month in advance, with the possibility of payment by card or transfer.
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.
San Cristobal Island: Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining points of Galapagos, on whose coasts we can find some of the largest colonies of turtles of the archipelago. To the southeast of San Cristobal, is the Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, a project of rescue resettlement of giant turtles that allows can be a few steps from these magnificent creatures during their first two years are cared in captivity. Moving to the northeast of this island, we find the Natural Galapaguera, place where you can see turtles in their own environment, on the beach where they nest or in the sand dunes where they spawn. An area of outstanding beauty is The Loberia, beach of coral sand where you can see many sea lions and marine iguanas, also birds like Canary Maria, and several species of finches surround the area. On its western coast is The Baquerizo Moreno port, the sector populated more important of San Cristobal and the second in the archipelago, where you can find a wide range of hotels and airport. His second attractive more visited is Gardner Bay, a beach recognized for its beauty, where lives a significant colony of sea lions sleeping peacefully in their arenas.
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.
Dragon Hill: It has its name because to for a long time, was one of the few places in the Santa Cruz Island where were land iguanas in healthy state. This place was part of varied efforts to maintain the colonies of iguanas, in order to ensure their reproduction. At present there are no dogs in Dragon Hill, although the Galapagos National Park carries out a lot of controls of other animals that can be dangerous.
In the beautiful lagoons present in this site, there is shrimp (Artemia salina), the same as the food of the flamingos. At certain times of the year there is more abundance and therefore the quantity of these birds is larger. In times with many precipitations the water becomes too sweet and therefore the population of crustaceans is smaller, which has consequences on the amount of flamingos. Dragon Hill has been open to the general public since 1993. The beach has rocky formations. At high tide it is an excellent sector to do surface diving.
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