Is it worth knowing the Galapagos Islands? Check the list of available tour packages. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 4 people October 2017
Known as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the group of islands is almost completely a National Park, comprising thirteen islands of volcanic origin and more than a hundred islets. Tens of thousands of people travel every year to observe a natural spectacle unparalleled in the world, since many animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands are nowhere else, so it is necessary to travel to this place to see them live. Without a doubt, it is a unique experience that not only changes your life, to discover the real beauty of nature at its best.
Considered a true museum of biodiversity, the archipelago hide an exquisite variety of natural treasures, spectacles among which are the spawning of turtles on the beaches, the blue footed boobies of Espanola Island, the giant turtle colonies on San Cristobal or the North Seymour stages.
How can you travel to the Galapagos Islands?
From Guayaquil and the capital Quito there are regular flights that travel to the Galapagos Islands, having as destination the two airports of the archipelago: Seymour Airport in Baltra Island and San Cristobal Airport located on the island of the same name.
Are you looking for panoramas in the Galapagos Islands? Do not worry! Scheduling with us a walk through the islands, you can spend between five and fourteen days touring all the beauties that this magical place in Ecuador has to offer. All-inclusive trips can be booked online up to a month in advance, with the possibility of online payment.
Ranchos of Santa Cruz: Although it is known that in several islands of Galapagos you can see breeding sectors of giant tortoises, there is no more advisable alternative, than to appreciate them in freedom, something that puts at our disposal ranchos and haciendas in the high zones of the island of Santa Cruz. Some of these places are El Chato, Manzanillo and Primicias, with paths that respect the environment, where you can easily see these exotic animals in their natural environment. It is important to emphasize that, during the period from June to August; turtles tend to move to the lowland of the island to nest, diminishing the possibility of observing them.
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Leon Dormido on San Cristobal Island: A place also called Kicker Rock; correspond to two huge rock formations of lava, which rise for more than 100 meters over the ocean, which can be from the ocean from Puerto Baquerizo. Its curious name comes from similarity to a sleeping sea lion, to see them from a distance. This place is one of the most famous tourist areas of Galapagos for snorkeling and diving, being possible to swim with stingrays, sharks, sea lions and fishes. Its sharp rocks also make of the habitat of enormous colonies of birds, coexisting varieties like blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and pelicans.
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.
Sullivan Bay: Is located to the southeast of the Santiago Island. Here you can see interesting lava formations, which called the attention of scholars and scientists around the world. Sullivan Bay enjoys a height of 114 meters above sea level, where you can observe marine and terrestrial birds, a colony of sea lions and iguanas. Several plants stand out of the rocks. At Sullivan Bay there is a road of a kilometer and a half long. In this peculiar island you can enjoy swimming and make snorkeling from the edge of the beach.
A biology class
Travelers of our cruise trips, especially children, have the possibility to participate in classes and approaches with the company of a specialist guide. This person is trained to tell all the data that have to do with the volcanic formation and history of the islands.