Enjoy a great life experience touring the Galapagos Islands on the main All Inclusive boats. Galapagos Cruises Alternatives and Options 2017
Known as World Heritage, the group of islands is almost completely a National Park, comprising thirteen islands and more than a hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Tens of thousands of people come every season to see a natural spectacle that has no equal, since many animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands do not exist anywhere else, so we must travel here to see them live. This is an extraordinary experience that many people change their lives to discover the real beauty of nature that has not been touched by man.
Incomparable landscapes, a variety of surprising species and geological remains that tell a story of five million years, are unique characteristics that delight those who travel to the Galapagos Islands, a wild sector where there are 2,000 unique species, including the famous giant turtles and the Galapagos sea lions.
In what country are the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to a thousand kilometers of 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. Formally, its name is officially archipelago of Columbus and form part of Ecuador.
Below we show you some of the incredible tourist attractions that you can know in some of our trips by cruise on the Galapagos Islands. You can book online and get a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for cruises for families, couples or individual trips, this is the best of all alternatives.
Floreana Island: It is located 60 kms to the east of the Espanola Island. Floreana is well known for its attractive history of pirates, whalers, and settlers. Here you can observe between December and May pink flamingos and nesting sea turtles. Also you can find a small population of galapagos penguins. Floreana also known as Santa Maria Island has approximately 150 habitants and is one of the four islands populated in Galapagos. His access port is Prieta Beach. In the inside of the island at the top, you can visit the Chakras of Ritter and, to the South, the Haven of Peace.
Isabella Island: Even though is the largest island of all, it has a unique town corresponding to Villamil Port, a beautiful village in which there are numerous accommodations and whose atmosphere is notable for being rather more quiet than Ayora Port. Inside its main attractions stand out Punta Moreno, where live flamingos and many other types of birds, from where you have a beautiful view of Sierra Black, Blue Hill and the top of Fernandina Island. To discover other kinds of wildlife is a good idea to move to Urbina Bay, where there are iguanas, sea lions, cormorants, penguins and blue-footed boobies.
Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza is a fine lava and sand ledge that connects the Fernandina volcano with the sea, famous for its marine iguana population, whose high number sometimes makes it difficult to walk between them. They share the space with iguanas, penguins, sea lions, crabs and the non-flying cormorant, a species that can only be seen in Fernandina and Isabela, well known for being the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. The surrounding environment is made up of lava fields of the volcano, one of the most active in the world.
Daphne Mayor: The Daphne Islands (Daphne Major and Minor) are two small islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. The largest has an area of 0.39 km². Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of lava, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There are many breeding birds that go to raise their chicks in the environment near to the crater. Although easily accessible to visitors, the Park Service does not allow many visits to this island and are mostly dedicated to scientific research.
The paradise for lovers of outdoor life
Very few people can resist to the opportunity to practice marine sports, such as windsurfing or snorkeling, enjoying this natural environment and enjoying the waters of white sand beaches.