Everything you need to keep in mind when planning and reviewing our Vacation Packages to Galapagos Islands May 2017, on this page you can find everything you need to know before booking.
In terms of climate in the Galapagos Islands there are two seasons. The rainy season lasts from January to May, with temperatures ranging from 23 ° to 27 °, and a dry season from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency of the place is the US dollar (USD), which is useful not to change all the money we have when arriving in Ecuador.
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kms from the east coast of Ecuador, being its closest continental city Manta. The nearest island is Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. In fact, its official name archipelago of Columbus and belong to Ecuador.
If you need a small summary of what you can surprise when visiting the Galapagos Islands on a cruise, we point out to you a series of tourist sectors that you can visit. If you have doubts about the conditions of payment and the days, do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
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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.
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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 and the Santiago Island.
Mosquera Islet: The Mosquera Islet, also known as Mosquera Island that is located between the Seymour and Baltra islands. Its relief is smooth, has several white sand beaches, where you can do many sports. Has a long maximum of 620 meters per 130 meters of width, and area of 0.46 km2. Physically is a rock reef product of a survey. This small island has one of the largest colonies of sea lions. In the same way is possible to see several species of birds from the coast. From its coast they have been reported occasionally Orcas (Orcinus orca) attacking sea lions. You can get to the Mosquera Islet Mosquera through a beach landing. This can be difficult with low tie or when there are strong waves what usually pass between the months of December and March.
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When booking one of our trips in the Galapagos Islands, travelers, especially children, have the option of participating in experiences and activities with the guidance of an expert guide. This person is able to make known all the interesting details related to geology to stories, and tell them part of the history of millions of years of this incredible site.