DESTINATION/ Galapagos – Diversity of Species

Cruises, land-based explorations, luxury hotels – Galapagos Islands offer a range of opportunities how to enjoy remarkable holidays.


Tourism in Galapagos – Restricted Yet Remarkable

Tomas Haupt

The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean on both sides of the Equator and are located to the west of the Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands have been recognized both as a national park as well as marine bio reserve. The islands are volcanic in nature and they consist of thirteen main islands, hundred and seven rocks and islets and three smaller islands. The Galapagos Islands are very remotely located and isolated. Thus they are the perfect location for deep relaxation in the lap of ...

Hotels vs. Cruise Ships on the Galapagos Islands

Wayne M. Gore

Since the onset of tourism in Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands in the 1970’s, small cruise ships have reigned as the classic mode for touring the unique archipelago. Nowadays, however, new and sophisticated hotels are making their debut as a worthy addition to the cruise experience. Galápagos travelers can now enjoy a land-based stay or a combination of cruise and hotel for the best of both worlds. 2013 will mark the opening of the newest addition to premier eco-luxury lodges on the island of Sant...

An Alternative Way to Experience the Galapagos Islands

Cecilia Garland

Anyone who has been to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands or ever dreamed of going there has a pretty clear understanding that the experience is stacked heavily in favor of the rare and endangered wildlife as well as toward the protection of one of the most fragile environments on earth. Human access is carefully controlled, with the vast majority of visitors spending all but a tiny part of their visit there on a small-ship educational cruise with guided Zodiac excursions to specifically designat...

Tips for Galapagos Holidaymakers

Anna Luebke

If there is one place that demands a visit at least once in your life, it has to be the Galapagos Islands. Its mix of crystal blue waters and exotic wildlife will prove to be a delight especially to people who want to kick back and take in what Mother Nature has to offer. However, just like with any other island holiday, you need to be prepared so you can make the best of the experience. This means figuring out where you will stay, what you will do, and what to bring. Below, you will find a few...