Discover Ecuador’s enchanting Galapagos Islands by engaging in a variety of different activities on this incredible Galapagos Island vacation. You can choose from cruises that last 3 to 7 nights onboard a comfortable ship or spend the nights on land and take day trips to the different islands.Condor Travel works with several cruise lines for its Galapagos cruises, so we can choose the most convenient choice for you.
The Galapagos Archipelago lies 1000 kilometers off the Pacific coast of Ecuador and is comprised of 14 large islands and more than 60 small islets. The waters in and around the islands form the Galapagos Marine Reserve, the second largest in the world. The islands are considered a living laboratory of nature and evolution because of their unique characteristics.
The blend of cold and warm ocean currents, the volcanic structure of the islands, and their isolated location have, over the centuries, turned Galapagos into a different and special world, populated by animal and plant species found nowhere else on Earth.
There are many different activities you can so while on a Galapagos tour, depending on the program and number of days chosen. For example, you can hike to observe marine iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lion colonies, and thirteen distinct bird species known as Darwin’s finches. You can also snorkel or swim in the ocean, whichever you prefer.You can even walk on beaches of black volcanic sand and appreciate lava formations and volcanic cones.
This singular microcosm inspired Charles Darwin to create the famous theory of evolution. And the islands have become a Mecca for the entire world of science and research. For more than thirty years, they have been strictly protected as the Galapagos National Park, Ecuador’s first, and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are also recognized as one of the most fascinating tourist destinations anywhere.
Taking a vacation in the Galapagos Islands is jumping feet first into an absolute garden of Eden and turning back the hands of the global clock to our own origins.