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The Galapagos

Natural Paradise
The Galapagos
By Nikita Jaeger


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TP 201906 Global 01You might wonder the reason why the island is often synonymously called 鈥渢he paradise on earth鈥. Though a private island vacation may seem like a distant dream, it is really worth to add it to your bucket list destination. The Galapagos Islands are such a pick that might seem an expensive proposition, but it isn't. From vast landscapes to rare wildlife and Galapagos has everything to bring in that adrenaline rush.

 

Located in the Pacific Ocean, just about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, The Galapagos remained a virgin island for millions of years, as a wide range of wildlife found their way and thrived there. The estimated formation of the islands was approximately around 5 million years ago following volcanic eruptions, which lead to the creation of a cluster of islands and several islets. In the late 1800s, humans started arriving on the islands, including explorers and pirates.

 

The most renowned among them was Charles Darwin, who spent around 19 days on the island to study flora and fauna, way back in 1835. The scenery of the Galapagos is quite rich with lush forests highlands, turquoise lagoons and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Let's explore the island in detail.

TP 201906 Global 03How to reach the island?

Once you decide to visit the Galapagos Islands, the next crucial question will be how to reach there. A trip to the Galapagos is pricey if you choose to fly, but a land-based journey can be less expensive. There are no direct international flights to the Galapagos islands. Most flights to the island depart from Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the journey is 1 hour 45 minutes and 1 hour respectively. Currently, 3 airlines, LAN, Tame and Avianca serve Galapagos. Flight services from the mainland serve two major airports, Cristobal and Isla Baltra in Santa Cruz. Tickets from the mainland to the island can cost around $600.

 

Furthermore, it would be ideal to arrive in Ecuador at least 48 hours before your flight, as most of the flights are scheduled for early morning or late evening departure. The best way to reach Galapagos is by taking a flight service to Baltra Island and then have a ferry ride or a bus journey to Puerto Ayora, the most famous tourist hub on Santa Cruz island.

 

If you book a tour to the Galapagos, most tours don't include flight in their packages, but we recommend you to book flights through the cruise company you consider choosing. Some companies might charge a fee for booking those internal flights, even if you book on your own, and they might have to pre-arrange group flight bookings.

 

Interesting places to visit
Galapagos Islands are where you can get close to nature and enjoy wildlife. Considered as one of the leading destinations in the world to view wildlife, the Galapagos is stunning and worth exploring both land and marine life. Here are some of the most exciting places and hidden destinations on the island you shouldn't miss.

TP 201906 Global 04Los Tuneles

Los Tuneles is one among the significant points of interest on the island of Isla Isabela. The area is famous for its lava formations, which appear like tunnels, and visitor enjoy viewing the local wildlife, taking a boat ride, snorkel and swim. You can reach Los Tuneles through a boat ride and view turtles, sea horses, Mata rays and even white-tipped sharks.

TP 201906 Global 05Sierra Negra Volcano

One of South America's most active geological formations and the world' second largest crater caldera, Sierra Negra Volcano, is a must-see place. Often draped in mist and fog, the south side of the volcano is abundant with vegetation. The north side features the path of the new lava flow. Access to this location is only possible through an overnight stay at Sierra Negra Volcano and a trekking programme to the ethereal lava landscape.

TP 201906 Global 06Wall of Tears

Situated on Isabela island, the Wall of Tears is a popular historical site created by the prisoner held in the penal colony of the island after World War II. To keep the prisoners busy, the US military guards build a 65-foot high wall, which now stands tall as a testament for those who hauled and sculpted volcanic rocks in the hot climate. While traversing the main road, keep an eye open for the giant tortoises.

TP 201906 Global 0 7Isla Lobos

If snorkelling is your area of interest, never miss this small flat hidden island, called Isla Lobos. The white sand beaches, calm blue waters, and rocky shore make it ideal for exploring marine life. While it is popular for its sea lion population, the islands are also home to brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and Darwin finches.

TP 201906 Global 089Darwin Bay

Darwin bay at Genovese Island is a bird lover delight, as these places are where you can view the most iconic and different coloured birds. From unique hued boobies to magnificent Frigate birds and sharped beak grounded finches, they are an exciting experience to watch here.

 

Where to stay in the Galapagos Islands?
Finding suitable accommodation at Galapagos will be a tricky issue, if you don't make a booking. The islands face acute shortage of accommodation due to the strict environmental policies. No hotels can have more than 35 rooms and those hotels, which won't comply with the environmental, tourism and social standards, will have a tough time to operate their business. Therefore, if you are planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands, make a booking. You can find many decent accommodations near and around the airport.

TP 201906 Global 08How to select the best accommodation?
You can find a large variety of hotels to select, depending on your budget and travel requirements. Since Galapagos is a cluster of islands, it would be better to choose the hotel near the place which you are planning to visit. You can also find many free travel advisory services, which offer the best accommodations depending on your tour plans.

 

Facilities and net connectivity
Though Galapagos is far away from the mainland, the island has an excellent infrastructure to meet the requirements of tourists. You can find air-conditioned hotels and also cheap accommodation with electric fans. Most upscale hotels are far from the town and offer transport services for the hotel guests.

 

Internet access
Free satellite net connection and Wi-Fi service are available in most of the hotels. Even though the connectivity is not up to the mark, it is a blessing to stay connected to your beloved ones when you are far away from the mainland. You can also find internet cafes in the town, which are expensive. Therefore, while making your hotel booking, check the internet facilities.

TP 201906 Global 09Conclusion
Galapagos Islands are the ultimate destination to experience the sheer force and beauty of nature. The slow ambling Giant Tortoise, the grunting sea lions, and swift marine iguanas call the Galapagos their home. The island was so remote that the animals evolved without fear of human intervention. Active volcanos, idyllic beaches, remote wildlife, and unique marine life make the Galapagos strikingly different. Whatever pursuits pique your curiosity, just make sure to explore the unspoiled landscape, picturesque scenery and magnificent wildlife to its fullest.

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