Galapagos Travel Guide

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At first glance seem Galapagos land forgotten in some distant region of the world, have almost no green, but they have other treasures. Among reliefs see lava fields and an air shrouded in mist and rocks where you can see some cacti.

The best way to visit is to sail and can be visited all the islands and in turn help preserve the environment. The archipelago is almost uninhabited and has no fresh water. This in some sense favored this area that was not necessarily exploited by tourism sectors.

Galapagos Journey

On the island of Baltra strict review is done to prevent contaminants from entering it, the copper 50 u $ s to access the park and thus formally entering the Galapagos. Baltra Island has, like the whole area, desolate landscapes. From this island we left Santa Cruz, one of three inhabited islands with St. Kitts and Isabela. This crossed from north to south to get to Puerto Ayora. From there you can embark on a cruise of several days to tour the islands. Before doing so we recommend you visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Around this station claiming to have things in a tropical atmosphere, with flowers, houses, hotels and several shops that are in the main street.

The Galapagos National Park includes 13 major islands, 6 children and 40 islets, is located about 960 km from the Ecuadorian coast.

On this site in 1835, Charles Darwin took elements that helped him conclude his insight on the evolution of species. These islands were discovered by accident (like most of the islands discovered by that time) by limousine Intakes (Bishop of Panama). Traveling on a ship that took him to Peru (1535) the current dragged him to these islands which he called The Enchanted (because they were covered with mist and seemed to have a continuous motion.) Through a letter Tomas de Berlanga told King Charles V the existence of sea lions, turtles and tortoises so large that they had the ability to bring a person above them.

The Galapagos Islands are of volcanic origin, emerge from the deep ocean thus arise in isolation, and much of its fauna and flora (as shown Darwin) came to them blown, and evolved according with the characteristics of the medium. A curious fact is that 50% of its flora, 75% of its poultry and a quarter of its fish and almost all reptiles that live there are not anywhere else on the planet.

At night it is not unusual to see the starry sky, sometimes the wind blows the fog and opens place a silver sky is wonderful.

Tagos in the creek, the soil is covered Zapayán crab (one of 100 species of crab found in the area). Zapayán crabs are red on top and blue on the bottom, if you recognize, you might not get too close because its large claws are always alert.

La Isabela, is the highest of the islands (1646 meters above sea level). The island has 52 walks allowed to traverse. On this island we can find boobies, sea lions and even, though it sounds strange, penguins. It is rare to see how the penguins live iguanas. This is due to the coincidence of warm and cold ocean currents that do not mix, or mix your salt level.

Fernandina Island, has a large lava field, which can observe lava cactus is the only plant species that manages to live there.

Spanish island, landed on Gardner Bay, ideal for those who want to dive.

No doubt the water will find another world where they live multicolored goldfish most beautiful and rare that you allow your imagination to think.

Useful facts:
Galapagos Cruises: 10 days / 9 nights from u $ s 3800 per person, double occupancy. There are also air flights to the Galapagos from Guayaquil or Quito. Co-tours.

Travel to the Galapagos is the best way to discover nature!

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