Is it worth getting to know the Galapagos Islands? Check the list of available tourist plans. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 7 people September 2018.
The Galapagos Islands are the ideal destination for families or couples who wish to have a trip they will not forget. It is not just a holiday trip like many others, but a wonderful adventure in one of our ships that will give you the opportunity to see the islands and islets of this place.
In climate terms in the Galapagos Islands there are two clearly differentiated stations. The rainy season runs from January to May, with average temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a season without rain from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency of the place is the US dollar, which is important so as not to change all the money we have at the airport.
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How to get to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport on Baltra Island is the one that receives most of the flights, due to its central position in the archipelago in relation to the other airport. From there, it is possible to access to free transport that takes people to the pier, where they can depart to Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, where most of the hotels are located. From the San Cristobal Airport, you can take taxis or walk (the distance is not too long) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where most of the accommodations are located.
Do you want to know what to do in the Galapagos Islands? Do not worry! With a trip to the islands, you can spend several days visiting all the beauties that this magical place has to offer. All-inclusive trips can be requested online up to one month in advance, with the option of payment by credit card.
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.
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 Island Trail: The small island of Seymour North is considered one of the most extraordinary places on the islands to see birds, housing the largest colony of royal frigates, as well as blue-footed boobies and bifurcated seagulls. The island maintains only a running trail, which, two kilometers in length allow us to appreciate its rocky landscapes, where there are only some shrubs and cactus, there are countless birds and iguanas.
Chinese Hat: Chinese Hat is a small island close to the southeast of the Santiago Island and whose extension is less than a 0.25 km2. It’s a recent volcanic cone. The traditional form of the Chinese hat can be seen clearly from the north side. In front of Chinese hat, on the rocky edge near to Santiago, you can see easily the galapagos penguins. A short 400m long trail passes through the cove, and steps from a colony of sea lions and iguanas that covering the horizon. The volcanic scenery is very interesting, and it is possible to practice snorkel.
Sports for all tastes
Very few people can resist the opportunity to do marine sports, such as windsurfing or snorkeling, enjoying this natural environment and enjoy waters in unique beaches in the world.