The best places to visit and tour the extraordinary Galapagos Islands, with experienced guides. Reviews and comments Galapagos Cruises 2017
Known as a World Heritage Site, the archipelago is almost entirely a National Park, comprising 13 islands of volcanic origin and more than one hundred islets. Thousands of people travel every year to enjoy a natural beauty that has no equal, since many species of flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands do not exist anywhere else, so it is necessary to travel to this place to see them live. This is a powerful experience that many people change their lives, discovering the beauty of nature at its best.
In terms of climate in the Galapagos Islands two seasons are presented. The rainy season is from January to May, with average temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a dry season from June to December, averaging 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.
Below we present some of the wonderful tourist attractions that you can visit in some of our trips around the Galapagos Island. It is possible to book online and get a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to know one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for cruise travel for one or more people, GalapagosInformation.com is the best of all alternatives.
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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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.
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.
The sportsmen’s paradise
Very few people can resist the opportunity to perform water sports, such as windsurfing or snorkeling, enjoying this natural space and warm waters on beaches with iguanas and sea lions.