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Galapagos Top Excursions Pass
"1. Galapagos History Excursion and Airport to Hotel Private Transfer We will welcome you at the Baltra airport to take you to your hotel on the Santa Cruz island. Your transfer will begin by bus ride to the tip of the Itabaca channel where you will proceed by public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. On the way visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station where you can learn more about the Galápagos Island and observe Giant Turtles in captivity.Available everyday with airport pick-up.2. Tortuga Beach and Bay Tour (8 hours)In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach after 40-minute walk (approx.) we will arrive at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Islands with time to swim and enjoy the beach. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon tour around the bay aboard a yacht we start with a visit to “La Lobería” named because for the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel.Next
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Scuba Diving at Kicker Rock for Certified Divers
"Your certified-dive adventure begins as you meet your instructor at the dive shop in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. From there you will head to Kicker Rock which is about 45 minutes away. This protected marine reserve holds amazing scenery and marine life which you will encounter as you enjoy the dives. You will first head to Cerro Brujo and Kicker Rock. Here you will check all your equipment and gear and receive a safety briefing. Then you will enjoy snorkeling and practice for a while. Admire the beautiful surroundings and encounter amazing wildlife. You will stay here until noon and then head to Kicker Rock for a wonderful dive experience. Here you will spend around 3 hours diving. The depth ranges from 10 to 40 meters (30 to 130 feet) and it is a great place to spot pelagics schooling fish octopus and invertebrates. The wall dive is usually performed using the light to moderate current to drift. Visibility is often 10 to 15 meters (30 to 50 feet) and surge moderate closer to the wall. You can also encounter Hammerhead sharks and Galapagos
From $220.00
 
Half-Day Santa Cruz Island-Bahia Tour
"This tour is in charge of taking tourists to six different emblematic sights of the Galapagos Islands. First you will make a visit to the ""Loberia"". It is a small island located two miles away where the sea lions are. They are very friendly and like to swim with people. In the seabed there are a lot of invertebrates fish and sea lions which can be seen through the glass bottom boat which has also toured coastal birding marine iguanas and basaltic formations. Then we move to ""Canal de Tiburones"" which is a fissure or crack swellings formed by magmatic chamber where sleeping tintoreras sharks ravine and are completely harmless among the lava rocks are oceanic birds. The third destination to be visited is ""Canal de el Amor"" another fissure fantastic for photography of exceptional scenic beauty. Then head to the ""Bay of Franklin"". In this bay are sea turtles
From $56.00

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Tipping on Cruises

We knew before we taking this cruise that is not only cost us the trip, it also cost us for tipping the crew member. We went on a small sailboat with only three crew on board and one local guide. I...
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Happy Gringo

Since we booked so late we looked for a travel agent to assist us in booking the trip, we contacted two, one in Ecuador and one in the US and ended up using the Ecuador based agency, Happy Gringo....
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Jun 24, 2014

Money matters

The official currency of Ecuador is the US dollar and we transacted all of our business in cash apart from booking the cruise through an agent. Before getting on the plane to Baltra, you'll want to...
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Jun 04, 2014

Lava Cactus

One of the many sites that confounded us was the Lava Cactus. These large cactus seemed to grow right out of the lava. In fact, it did grow right out of the lava. Lava on the bottom and this large...
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Roadquill
Feb 10, 2013

Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island

The little town of Puerto Ayora is one of the most accessible towns in the archipelago. There is a nice pier allowing for easy access for both zodiacs and water taxis. In less than 50 yards you are on...
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Roadquill
Feb 04, 2013

Land Iguanas

Land iguanas populate many of the islands. They also seem to exist in slow motion. They seem to eat anything green without thorns. This little bugger was as close to climbing a bush as he rose up as...
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Feb 01, 2013
 
 
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Galapagos Hawk - Top of the Food Chain

The Galapagos Hawk is the top of the food chain as far as the land based inhabitants are concerned. They take small iguana, tortoises up to three years old, as well as locusts and centipedes. They...
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Jan 22, 2013

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal

The second largest human settlement in the Galapagos, the small town sits on Southern end of the Island and actually has some modicum of an airport. Small hostals, beer joints, interspersed with...
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Jan 17, 2013

Sea Turtle Nesting - Las Bachas, Isla Santa Cruz

The white, sandy beach of Las Bachas is a preferred nesting site for the Green Sea Turtle. At night the females haul themselves out of the surf, dig a hole, deposit twenty or so eggs, cover the eggs...
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Jan 16, 2013

Vista from Bartolome Island

The view from the platform walk up to the volcano cone on Bartolome Island is one of the prettiest views in the Galapagos. Back to back curved beaches, differentiated by green vegetation on the...
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Jan 16, 2013

Darwin Crater at Tagus Cove

On the Western side of Isla Isabella is the Darwin Crater just inland from Tagus Cove. This is a salt water lake that is filled by sea water that seeps through the rock from the nearby Tagus Cove....
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Roadquill
Jan 16, 2013

Galapagos Penguins

These little twerps are certainly entertaining, very bold and are amenable to photo ops. They can be found individually, or in groups. We saw one group of over thirty. Several swam over to our Zodiac...
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Roadquill
Jan 15, 2013

Yellow Warbler

One of the smallest but prettiest of Galápagos Islands birds is the Yellow Warbler. It is not endemic, being found from Alaska to Peru, but as with all species, you are likely to get closer to one...
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Dec 07, 2012

A world apart

The Galápagos Islands are located 600 miles from the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean. There are 14 large islands and 120 smaller islets and rocks. Their isolation from any other place has...
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Dec 06, 2012

Popular Cities in Galápagos Islands

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Puerto Ayora

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Isla Santa Cruz

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Isla San Cristóbal

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Isla Isabela

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Puerto Villamil

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Isla Pinzón

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Top Hotels in Galápagos Islands

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Km 12, via a Baltra, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Isla Isabela, , Puerto Villamil, Galapagos
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Callejon 2, Av de La Armada Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 05, 252 0173
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Avenue Quito y Tulcan, , Ecuador
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Via a la Loberia, Puerto Velasco Ibarra , Ecuador
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Top Things to Do in Galápagos Islands

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Charles Darwin Research Station

Is big enough inside that you need some time. Our guide explained that they still expanded the place, people works here are all voluntary. So, every house we saw they're doing different research....
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Lava Tunnels

The lava tunnel in Bellavista is the second largest lava tunnel in South America and it is 2250 metres long. Somewhere in the middle it has collapsed and that is where you find the entrance to the...
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Walking around in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

It sounds weird they called this area Malecon. It reminds me a Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil, maybe there is a very little similarity to it except here in San Cristobal is very small. Puerto Baquerizo...
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Wildlife - Animals on Isabela

One of the highlights of Galapagos Islands is to see the amazing Marine Iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). They are endemic to the islands and they are also the only lizards in the word that swim in...
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Las Tintoreras Tour

I booked the Bay Tour at Hostal La Jungla the evening before going on the tour and it was $25 (July 2011). At 9 o’clock in the morning I was picked up at the hostel and in Puerto Villamil we picked up...
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Snorkeling

The first snorkeling stop at Isla Pinzon was at a small rocky islet on the north/north-western side of the island. As we arrived a few dolphins swam past, but we were not ready to go into the water....
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Top 5 Galápagos Islands Writers

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"Galapagos Islands"
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"Places and faces of the Galapagos"
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"Independently Galapagos"
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"A world apart"
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"The Enchanted Islands"
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