Discover the Unique Natural Beauties in Galapagos Cruise HolidaysOn January 4, 2013 by Marie Gizelle
Only a handful of destinations offer a rewarding nature experience for tourists. The best of them are awarded the distinction of being Wonders of the World or cited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are often destinations that offer a well preserved culture or environment and conservation areas that feature unique species. One such place is the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Nature lovers who would like to enjoy a one of a kind experience with nature and wildlife can simply book reservations for a Galapagos Cruise and explore these islands for unique discoveries.
The beauty of this archipelago has enchanted Diego de Rivadeneira, a Spanish pirate during the 1900s, and its diverse ecology helped the foundation of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. They may have been the first tourist in Galapagos who appreciated its richness in nature and both of them arrived by boats. Some of the most notable species in the island include the Galapagos sea lions, marine iguana, Galapagos penguin, sea cucumbers, Galapagos tortoise, blue-footed booby, flightless cormorant, Galapagos hawk, waved albatross, great frigatebird, Galapagos land iguanas, tanagers or Darwin’s finches, and Galapagos mockingbirds. They also boast of pristine beaches, unique flora and fauna, interesting terrains and a well maintained National Park. An underwater tour is something that tourists in Galapagos shouldn’t miss as it can be one of the most memorable underwater encounters that one can experience.
Although the islands are rich with both land and marine attractions, the best way to explore them is still through their cruises. Tourists can get to Galapagos by plane via the San Cristobal or Island of Balta airports. Most travel agencies that offer Island Cruises would normally have representatives in the airport to meet and assist pre-booked tourists. Those who opted to stay in hotels and other land accommodations also have the option to arrange for island cruises on their own or with the help of the hotel staff. They can choose vessels that range from luxury cruise ships, boats or yachts or different sizes and diving boats for their island cruise.
The Galapagos Islands are beautiful in almost every aspect. Natural sights on land, in the air, by the water or under the sea can etch breathtaking images and unforgettable memories that are best shared with loved ones. The mix of relaxing, adventurous, and educational activities in these islands can be enjoyed by families on vacation, couples or honeymooners, or a group of young individuals. Discovering Galapagos on a cruise is truly like a trip to one of the richest havens of nature.
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