A Cruise Tour in the Galapagos Islands

By: Eric Castro
The Galapagos Islands are a natural paradise. It is an obligatory destination for the nature lovers around the globe. The Galapagos Islands have been focus of investigations and reports at world level during many years. This has caused that the image of the islands, like a natural treasure is dispersed all over the world. Due to the naturel, and especially it's marine biodiversity, the UNESCO has classified it as the humanity's natural patrimony. With more than 13 islands it is the main complex of islands in the Pacific coast of South American.

To travel to this paradise, Ecuadorian local tourism companies have created a naval fleet of cruises of several types, classes and with several tours to take the visitors from all over the world through the Galapagos Islands. According to the price, you may find cruises between $ 400 US dollars and $ 5000 US dollars. Likewise, the duration of the cruises goes from 4 days and 3 nights to special diving cruises that can take up to 15 days traveling the around the Galapagos.

The more expensive cruises are generally those that last up to 15 days and are booked specially for divers looking to find the spectacular marine biodiversity i n Galapagos. The whole diving gear is included in these cruises, which are equipped with the highest technology to be able to lend a great service. These cruises generally include the visits to the islands far away as Darwin and Wolf, places where the best diving scenarios are located. This is the home of the majestic whale shark. Cruises of up to 8 days can carry out a complete tour through the bigger islands of the Galapagos.

The islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Floreana and San Cristóbal are part of the journeys. In these journeys, guided visits to the islands are included. All the ships offer certified naturalists. They will guide the visitor in the land tours organized on board. When you get to the islands you will easily recognize the flora and fauna of Galapagos. Nesting places, bays, volcanoes, ecological paths and the small Galapagos cities are included in the itinerary. All necessary services are inside the ships assuring a pleasant trip on board. The ships have double booths, with hot water and private bathroom. According to the location inside the ship and to the category of the ship, the price may vary. The most luxurious ship has several decks with pool, Jacuzzi and plenty space to rest. In the interior, restaurants, video rooms, bookstore, bar are part of the ships. The ships of first class and deluxe class are the most complete. Tourist class ships and second-class ships offer you the basic services but without luxuries. Due to the interest to visit the GalapagosArticle Search, the cruises happen to be full the whole year and to get available spaces it is necessary to carry out reservations with months of anticipation. This is a unique experience to get to know this great natural paradise. It will take you no more than one week to visit this laboratory of natural evolution.

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