CRUISE IN GALAPAGOS
ISLANDS

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Region ECUADOR, SOUTH AMERICA
Category ADVENTURE
Activities SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELLING,
WATER ACTIVITIES
Comfort LUXURY / SUPER LUXURY
Activity Level 1/5-2/5
Best Time YEAR ROUND, SUGGESTED BEST
IS JUN-NOV
Duration 3-4 NIGHTS
Type GROUP / INDIVIDUAL
Visa ON ARRIVAL, BASED ON
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Travel Insurance SUGGESTED
Health Certificate N.A
Cost ON REQUEST

The Islands and our Cruise Map

A NORTH - CENTRAL

4 days / 3 nights Sunday - Wednesday

C EAST

4 days / 3 nights Sunday - Wednesday

B WEST

5 days / 4 nights Wednesday - Sunday

D SOUTH

5 days / 4 nights Wednesday - Sunday

Why Galapagos
Because of the magical and pristine of the islands. As this is the home of the most fantastic land and marine species. Animals of features and behaviours unique, which shows what life was like before humans. But the Galapagos Islands are not only landscapes, colors, diversity of types of beaches,pristine ecosystems or amazing animals, but it has the magic to be considered a “living laboratory of evolution.”

It is considered the “living laboratory of the evolution” because the animals and plants that came from far away to populate these volcanic islands; they met a very different environmental conditions from their original homes. The species had to adapt quickly to that change and evolve to survive and this is how new species were created. To be able to meet with these unique species, in their natural pristine environment, is a life experience with no equal. Galapagos is what it is, for being this “living laboratory of evolution” and for being one of the islands on the planet with most striking landscapes, pristine land and marine ecosystems, and a sanctuary of unique and captivating species

Animals & Wildlife
Adaptation, evolution, endemism and fearlessness are probably the concepts that best describe the only animals that complement the natural magic of the Galapagos Islands. The species that by chance were carried by ocean or air currents, managed to reach these isolated and remote islands, facing a very different and extreme environment. So, they had to adapt and evolve rapidly. Without large land predators on these remote islands, the animals lost their fear of being preyed upon. The result is a meekness difficult to find in wild species. The truly unique and fascinating forms and behaviors of these amazing species cannot be found anywhere else. They were, in fact, Charles Dar

The Galapagos Islands
Every island in the Galapagos is different one from the other and all this is due to how they were formed. If the 4,600 million years of Earth´s history will be simulated in 24 hours, the Galapagos Islands had been formed in the last two minutes of that day. The 19 islands and 219 islets were created by successive volcanic eruptions over a hot spot located on the seafloor of the Nazca Plate. The first of them emerged in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 5 million years ago. The islands are settled on the Nazca Plate and move about 5 centimetres a year eastward. That is why the oldest islands of the archipelago are far about 200 kilometres east from the youngest islands that are still above the hot spot. In this sense, all the islands have different ages and geological conditions. The very volcanically active young islands are still in process of formation and the oldest islands, farthest from the hot spot, are in different processes of erosion. The different geological ages, altitudes and ocean currents that affect them make the ecosystems, flora, fauna, landscapes, colors and geology of each island to be different from one another.

The untouched of its terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems makes it a natural sanctuary . Each island has a different magic. In few places on the planet there is chance to see such impressive and stunning landscapes and contrasting colors so marked and attractive. Their many wonders include impressive geological formations, ancient and recent lava flows, various types of cones and tunnels formed by flows inside the Earth.