Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835: Deeply impressed by their unique nature, he was inspired to write his theory of evolution. By visiting the Galapagos Islands, you too will be inspired by the exclusive scenery of this untouched and unique paradise at the equator. Make time to discover the wonders of the animal and plant kingdom evolving on the Galapagos archipelago. Probably the best way to discover the Galapagos Islands is on a cruise, exploring the islands on excursions into the national park as well as the marine reserve. The Galapagos, and the country of Ecuador, to which it belongs, are still regarded as an exclusive travel choice off the beaten track. We kindly invite you to peruse our carefully selected cruises. The information on the page is in English as most tours in Galapagos are guided in English and Spanish. Nevertheless, in Galapagos special departures are guided in other languages - please inquire with us; we speak English, Spanish and German.
The Galapagos archipelago lies approximately 1000 kilometers west of the Ecuadorian mainland coast. Over the centuries, changing ocean currents and airstreams have made it difficult for sailors to locate the islands; as a result they have become known as "the enchanted islands". Due to their remote location, the islands have been able to maintain their unique flora and fauna despite human interference and are today considered a unique paradise on earth where you can relax and share the company of diverse wildlife. The islands are one of the best places in the world to get really close to the wildlife, as most animals here have no natural enemies and behave fearlessly.
To ensure your expectations of Galapagos are fulfilled, we specialise in customized travel services to meet your every want and desire on the Galapagos Islands. Fulfil your dreams, leave everyday life behind, and enjoy the exceptional service for your personalised adventure here on the equator during the cruise of your choice.
The enchanted islands provide a unique opportunity to meet wild animals in their natural habitat. You can swim with playful sea lions, relax with giant turtles and watch the rolling sea next to Marine Iguanas. The cost intensive implementation of strict national park rules to protect this special place makes the islands an exclusive travel destination. The Galapagos Islands are rapidly becoming a top holiday destination and availability is limited. Therefore we recommend booking your Galapagos travel as early as possible to ensure the desired cruise. Nevertheless, sometimes special promotions can be booked. Although sometimes – but not always - the prices for these offers are discounted we can assure you that you will still receive the same high standards of service and tour specifications as full fare paying customers. Any reductions are offered to promote new or special products or to ensure tour operators can maintain quality services at the best prices, without having to recover costs from vacant positions.
The archipelago forms part of Ecuador and lays app. 1000km west of the Ecuadorian coast directly at the equator. From Ecuador’s mainland your travel to the Galapagos Islands continues with a flight from Quito or Guayaquil to the islands San Cristobal or Baltra, where your Galapagos exploration starts. The Galapagos Islands form a nature reserve with unique surroundings where most of the animal and plant species are endemic. Besides the bizarre landscapes blue footed boobies, the Galapagos turtles, the flightless cormorants, the Galapagos albatross, the marine iguanas, penguins and the playful sea lions are the main attractions of the Islands. In order to be prepared for this exciting adventure we provide you with comprehensive travel information on the Galapagos Islands, their flora and fauna, their history and climate as well as on flights, lists for packing and equipment, a travel planner and the national park rules.
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Earthquake in Ecuador First of all we would like to thank you for your sympathy, as we have received many messages of concern asking about the current situation. Saturday April 16th, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck coastal Ecuador that seriously affected some coastal cities while in the Andes this event was felt with less intensity and the Galapagos Islands were not affected. We can confirm that all members of Responsible Travel and it´s different departments and their families as well as all our guests are well. Our guests in Ecuador and on the Galapagos Islands will continue with their scheduled itineraries and all Ecuadorean airports are back to regular operations except the airport in Manta which is currently open only to receive flights with humanitarian aid. The epicenter of the earthquake has been at the northern coast in the area of Pedernales, Esmeraldas, Portoviejo and Manta. As so often, also this time unfortunately the main affected people have been the poor living in badly constructed houses which did not resist the force of the shivering earth. The affected areas are receiving a lot of support, from inside and outside the country. We all hope there will be no more victims and that people can soon start to reconstruct their lives. It is in times like this that a country like Ecuador needs local industries such as tourism more than ever, as tourism is one of the few industries that has a high benefitting effect in the country; providing employment and economic stability and thus wellbeing to a country that is recovering from the biggest natural disaster it has struck for many decades.
GALAPAGOS NEW AIRPORT TAXES We just received the formal notification from DGAC (Dirección General de Aviación Civil – General Direction of Civil Aviation), about the beginning of the application of a new tax in Baltra applicable for all passengers departing from Baltra´s Airport for the amount of US$15.50 to be applied for all travelers departing from Baltra starting Saturday May 18th. In the future, this mandatory new tax will be automatically charged with the Galapagos Airfare but all travelers who have already bought their flights will have to pay this additional tax directly at the Baltra Airport!
New fees apply in Ecuador and Galapagos
Due to the opening of the new Quito Airport from February 20 2015 new airport taxes apply: US$ 17,27 per person for national flights and US$ 54,66 per person for international flights.
The local Government of Isabela Island has informed that from March 21 2015 on all international passengers visiting Isabela Island as part of a cruise in Galapagos have to pay a new fee (tasa de uso de muelle) of US$ 20 per person.Furthermore the new Galapagos ecological airport on Baltra Island started its operations on March 25 2015. According to ECOGAL (Ecological Airport Galapagos in Baltra) from April 04th therefore a new increase in Airport taxes will apply; the new airport tax will be US$ 30 per person for international travelers.
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