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6 REASONS THE GALAPAGOS IS A MUST-VISIT DESTINATION

6 REASONS THE GALAPAGOS IS A MUST-VISIT DESTINATION

AS IF YOU NEEDED ANY MORE CONVINCING...

 

1. The Galapagos was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Galapagos Islands are one of only a very select few places on Earth that remain (mostly) untouched by human development. Indeed, the archipelago of 61 islands and islets, which is located off the coast of Ecuador, was the first place to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. As such, the number of visitors per year is restricted and many of the islands contain 'protected areas', meaning that they are only allowed to be visited when accompanied by a licensed Naturalist guide.

2. It's a living laboratory

The islands are frequently described as a "living laboratory", as they are ideal for observing wildlife (both flora and fauna) in their natural habitats. As you probably already know, Charles Darwin came to and studied the islands between the years 1831 and 1836 as part of the second voyage of the HMS Beagle; it was here that he began to develop his theory of evolution that formed the basis of his book On the Origin of Species and, as such, it is here that you are able to best experience Darwinism in practice.

3. Experience the endemic wildlife

You can get within touching distance (but don't actually touch!) of numerous species of wildlife, much of which is endemic to this fantastic part of the world, without threatening their habitat; this is an opportunity that isn't really available anywhere else in the world. The animals simply go about their lives as normal, whilst you are free to take pictures and even lounge on the beach right next to them!

4. The islands' marine life is plentiful

In the Galapagos you have the perfect opportunity to experience the abundant marine life of its beautiful and vast waters. It is the second largest protected marine area in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and you will get the chance, almost every day, to snorkel and explore these underwater worlds. In fact, you may even find yourself swimming with hammerhead sharks which, contrary to what you may fear, do not pose any threat to humans!

5. You will take professional-quality photos

Photo opportunities are absolutely abundant in the Galapagos; the frequently beautiful light, coupled with incredible volcanic landscapes and rock formations, make for seemingly professional-quality photographs. This is also facilitated by the possibility of getting within a few feet of many species of animals, such as the Blue-footed Booby, which you may observe performing its famous mating dance. Indeed, you will find that, without even having to try, you will have taken some of the best photos of your life.

6. The islands contain some of the nicest beaches in the world

The Galapagos is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches you're ever likely to visit; clear blue water and bright white sand is the norm here and what's more, they are virtually untouched by humans. The clear waters are also perfect for a spot of snorkelling to further explore the marine world of the Galapagos.

OUR BEST GALAPAGOS LAST MINUTE DEALS FOR JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST

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ALYA CATAMARAN (LUXURY CLASS)

AUGUST 13 - 18 / 6 DAYS / IT. C - $3915** (INCLUDED FLIGHTS)

LA PINTA YACHT (DELUXE CRUISE)

JULY 04 - 08 / 5 DAYS / IT. NORTH - $2090

ECOGALAXY II (FIRST CLASS)

JULY 09 - 14 / 6 DAYS / IT. B - $3610** (INCLUDED FLIGHTS)

SAMBA (TOURIST SUPERIOR)

JUNE 28 - JUL 05 / 8 DAYS / IT. SE - $2290

NATURAL PARADISE (LUXURY CLASS)

JULY 16 - 19 / 4 DAYS / IT. A - $2132**

TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS (FIRST CLASS)

JUNE 28 - JUL 02 / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $2180

SANTA CRUZ II (DELUXE CRUISE)

JULY 04 - 08 / 5 DAYS / IT. NORTH - $2090

ANAHI YACHT (FIRST CLASS)

JULY 01 - 08 / 8 DAYS /IT. B1 - $2889

GALAXY YACHT (FIRST CLASS)

JULY 16 - 19 / 4 DAYS / IT. E - $2124** (INCLUDED FLIGHTS)

GRAND MAJESTIC (LUXURY CLASS)

JULY 18 - 21 / 4 DAYS / IT. A - $2797**

NEMO II (FIRST CLASS)

JULY 24 - 31 / 8 DAYS / IT. NORTH - $2450

MILLENNIUM (FIRST CLASS)

JUNE 29 - JUL 04 / 6 DAYS / IT. D - $2060

GALAPAGOS LEGEND (DELUXE CRUISE)

JULY 07 - 11 / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $3123

CATAMARAN NEMO I (TOURIST SUPERIOR CLASS)

JULY 04 - 11 / 8 DAYS / IT. SOUTH - $2400

CATAMARAN SEAMAN (FIRST CLASS)

JULY 04 - 08 / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $2366

DAY TRIPS IN ECUADOR

OTAVALO INDIGENOUS MARKET
$ 50.00 USD PER PERSON
DEPARTURES: TUESDAY AND SATURDAY
PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS
$ 60.00 USD PER PERSON
DEPARTURES: FRIDAYS
MINDO CLOUD FOREST
$ 50.00 USD PER PERSON
DEPARTURES: TUESDAY & THURSDAY
COTOPAXI BIKE & HIKE
$ 55. 00 USD PER PERSON
DEPARTURES: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
COTOPAXI AND QUILOTOA
$ 55. 00 USD PER PERSON
DEPARTURES: THURSDAY
CITY TOUR & MITAD DEL MUNDO
$ 45. 00 USD PER PERSON
DEPARTURES: EVERY DAY

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Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, building VALLADOLID, Of. 104 
Office Tel: (593-2) 5016438  / Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
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