- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Venture on a short-but-sweet adventure through the Galapagos Islands
Take a thrilling sojourn around the highlights of the unique flora- and fauna-rich Islands of the Galapagos. From rubbing shoulders with prehistoric-looking giant tortoises and marine iguanas, to gazing up in wonder at the spectacular blue-footed boobies’ synchronised fishing technique, the Galapagos offers the chance to see an abundance of rare creatures at close range. There are also heaps of opportunities to explore the underwater world of the Galapagos by snorkelling and diving in the surrounding waters - usually in the good company of playful sea lions and sea turtles. With just the right amount of relaxation, adventure and wildlife-filled awe, this Galapagos Venture is the way to go to see the very best of the Galapagos.
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Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
The archipelago's main airport is on Isla Baltra - the gateway to the Galapagos. The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.
Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, a variety of seabirds nest on Isla San Cristobal, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and frigates.
Stretched out along a central Andean valley under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America.
Galapagos Venture Reviews
Our Galapagos Venture trips score an average of 4.69 out of 5 based on 13 reviews in the last year.
Galapagos Venture, June 2014
Rachel Whitmire Miller
Overall, I got to see 99% of everything that I wanted to see and the Galapagos Islands were beautiful and very interesting. If you participate in all of the excursions, included and optional, it is non-stop. You don't really have time for shopping or rest, but if the pace was slower you'd really miss out on seeing the sights.
Review submitted 27 Jun 2014
Galapagos Venture, June 2014
a great way to expirience the main features of tr galapagos on a budget.
Review submitted 21 Jun 2014
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