Vacations to the Galapagos Islands make way for journeys that amaze and inspire-while giving new meaning to adventure travel. The wildlife comes out of the blue-creating moments that astound people of all shapes and sizes while sparking the imagination and awakening a curiosity for the natural world.
The archipelago is a fragile place, and it is this delicate balance that creates the space for the creatures there to survive despite setbacks in the environment that threaten the well-being of the islands. Travelers from around the world come to marvel at a stunning natural landscape and a variety of animals that co-exist with each other and their human counterparts.
Ecuador vacations to the Galapagos Islands are more than just sightseeing, they are an immersion into a world that has been overlooked by the modern age. Every day presents new discoveries and puts another piece of the puzzle of the big picture into place.
When it comes to traveling here, there are many ways to explore including cruises, land-based options, and island-hopping tours. There are equally as many activities for those with a thirst for active endeavors including hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking, and diving. Snorkeling is a must for most, as is stopping at uninhabited islands on day trips from both land and sea excursions.
The western islands are over the Galapagos Hot Spot, a fissure on the sea be the floor that lets lava escape through the earth’s mantle. Most of the islands were formed by volcanic buildup over time breaching the sea’s surface. Eruptions still happen as a matter of course, and some of the most active volcanoes are on Isabela Island.
Planning a trip is daunting, as there are intricate details that shape the course of a trip. New rules have also been put in place that require standing reservations for hotels and cruises. This changes the game as far as last -minute cruises, and raises the bar for agencies like Happy Gringo Travel to keep providing our clients with the best options available.
Making the most out of your time in the islands means jumping in and making a list of interests, while brainstorming with an experienced advisor who can make your plans come to life.
This is an important step as things can change quickly in the Galapagos Islands, and finding reliable and up-to-date information online or in guidebooks is very hit and miss.
Putting your ideas into practice is Happy Gringo’s specialty-and over the last fourteen years we have helped a great many people with a passion for travel, discover the magic of the Galapagos Islands. Where you go and what you do is up to you, and giving you the best options for taking the journey is our pleasure. For Ecuador vacations to the Galapagos Islands and beyond, contact a member of our staff.
Happy Gringo´s experts can arrange trips in Ecuador that complement the islands and delve into the culture, the jungle, the cities, and the high mountain terrain of the Andes and the Avenue of the Volcanoes.