Comments about Galapagos Islands

We’ve been on many a nature group tour and can honestly say your organisation gives a totally different experience. With the options we had to do as we pleased and feel comfortable with the leader and guides, made the whole thing a great holiday. Keep up the good work. I & A UK

 

Travelling together as friends, might be a company line, but that about describes your holidays. Great fun, comfortable and your knowledge on wildlife, particularly birds, was astonishing. We can’t wait to plan our next trip with you and thanks for making the tour so enjoyable. G & R Canada

Impressions of Galapagos Islands

SceneryThe enchanted Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific 0cean some 1000 km off the Ecuadorian coast. The Galapagos province and region is formed by 8.010 km2 of volcanic islands, islets, rocks and boulders, and 70.000 km2 of marine area.
As the result of continuous volcanic activity and heavy underwater eruptions the Galapagos islands emerged some four million years ago from the pacific sea-bottom. Evolution, ocean currents, climate, and the lack of predatory enemies -including man- made the Galapagos a living museum of evolutionary changes, indeed one of the strangest and most compelling places on our planet. Flora and fauna, arriving across the waters from the mainland, colonized the original Galapagos lava beds, developing species unique to the world. Many of the invertebrates, 25% of the fish, 30% of the plants, half of the birds and all of the Galapagos reptiles are endemic to the Galapagos.

IMPORTANTAll itineraries in the Galapagos Islands are subject to change without previous notice due to National Park and Marine authorities regulations, operational matters, weather conditions, or at Captain´s decision when considered for passengers security and safety.

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Among the animals found are the different species of giant ‘Galapagos' tortoises that gave the islands their name due to the similarity of their carapaces to a British riding saddle called ‘galapago' in Spanish. A variety of birds are found: blue footed, red footed and masked boobies, frigate birds, albatrosses, flamingos, unique penguins and non-flying cormorants, and 14 different species of finches. These various species of finches served as proof for Darwin's theory of evolution from natural selection. Marine mammals such as sea lions, dolphins and whales are also found; as well as multitudinous colorful fishes. The most distinctive plants are mangroves and endemic cacti.

 

You can easily combine with our Ecuador - A Dream for Nature Lovers Tour. Follow the link to have a look at the tour dates.

We have selected this cruise very carefully and designed a complete package for your comfort. In case of any special wishes please contact us and we are very happy to help you.

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

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Detailed Tour Description

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Galapagos Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    You put the dates. Depending on availability
  • Price 2011
    US$ 2.850 p.p. sharing, approximately, depending on your choice
  • Deposit
    US$ 500
  • Includes
    Airport collection, assistance by travelling to Galapagos Islands, return flights Quito - Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Entrance Fee, 7 nights/8 days Cruise on San Jose Yacht (all included)
  • Excludes
    International flights, insurance, tips and personal costs
  • Tour party
    Booking on individual base
  • Optional
    Day tour birding around Quito. US$150  for 2 persons, including lunch

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Fuente de Piedra, Quito - Arrival, airport transfer
  • Day 2 - Fuente de Piedra, Quito - Free day or optional daytrip with bird watching .
  • Day 3 - Galapagos Islands - Airport transfer, Flight to Baltra and embark. pm: Black Turtle Cove
  • Day 4 - Galapagos Islands - Rabida, James Island (puerto Egas)
  • Day 5 - Galapagos Islands - am: Bartolomé. pm: Sullivan Bay
  • Day 6 - Galapagos Islands - Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Station, Highlands, El Chato
  • Day 7 - Galapagos Islands - am: San Christóbal. pm: Leon Dormido-Cerro Brujo
  • Day 8 - Galapagos Islands - am: Isla Española. pm: Punto Suarez.
  • Day 9 - Galapagos Islands - am: Isla Floreana - Post Office. pm: Punta Cormorant
  • Day 10 - Isla Santa Cruz, Bachas Beach and Baltra. Flight back to Quito

IMPORTANT REMARKS
All itineraries in the Galapagos Islands are subject to change without previous notice due to National Park and Marine authorities regulations, operational matters, weather conditions, or at Captain´s decision when considered for passengers security and safety.

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