Top 10 Things to do in the Galapagos (Part 1)

Top 10 Things to do in the Galapagos (Part 1)

Hemos estado en el negocio gira Islas Galápagos durante un tiempo. Ni que decir tiene, sabemos prácticamente todo sobre las islas. La impresionante belleza, la vida silvestre, y el paisaje exótico sólo rascar la superficie de todas las maravillas que las Islas Galápagos se esconden. La única manera de explorar verdaderamente estas islas es con nuestras ofertas de cruceros increíbles , y bajo la guía de nuestros guías experimentados; cada barco tiene uno! (more…)

Galapagos Cruises – Go Big or Small?

The most important decision you have to make when planning a cruise is of course the destination. And the second most important decision- the type of boat you are going to your cruise on. Here at Last Minute Galapagos Deals, we offer tourists a choice between many different cruise ships to vacation on. You can browse through them and look at the information below and reserve a trip on the boat you prefer.

Cost

Cost is the primary factor that influences your decision of selecting a boat for your cruise. Larger luxury cruise boats are obviously pricier, and people generally prefer to go for smaller yachts for luxury cruises since they’re less expensive while providing the same level of luxury as larger ones. The New Flamingo, one of our more popular smaller yachts, offers an intimate luxury cruise experience along with a very affordable Galapagos cruise package.

Trip Members

If you are thinking about bringing your family along on the cruise, then a larger boat would be an excellent choice so you can enjoy your time on the boat together. If it’s just you and your significant other, a smaller boat would make more sense.

Activities

Both, small and larger boats usually offer different types of activities and entertainment options for a good time when on the boat. Larger yachts might offer more activities on board, but doesn’t that defeat the purpose of the cruise? When on a cruise, you’d want to experience the open setting you’re in to the fullest! Go snorkeling; go on expeditions- why stay cooped up! This effectively makes on-board activities, and therefore larger boats, redundant. Small boats can be infinitely more intimate, and in the case of luxury cruise boats, offer more personalized service to the tourists. You can use the information above to help you make an informed decision about the cruise boat you select. You can view the different cruise boats that are offered at Galapagos Cruises, and select the one that piques your interest. You can find a whole range of ships, from basic to ultra-luxury, so going on a small ship doesn’t mean you will squander the comforts, if that is a concern. 16-passenger ships are more intimate – you don’t feel like you’re on a Caribbean Cruise Line. If you need more information on it, call us (1800 455 8040) and we will answer any and all of your queries. Our representative can fast track your trip reservation and send you on your way to the Galapagos as soon as you want.

Cruise to the Galapagos Islands: A Trip to Remember

It’s impossible to exaggerate the spectacle that Galapagos Islands offer. The thick untouched forests and pristine beaches are teeming exotic wild and marine life. No wonder Charles Darwin was so inspired by the Galapagos Islands. The sheer number of wonders the Galapagos offer to the tourist is amazing. Here is why this once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands becomes your most memorable vacation:

The Sights

Galapagos have the most mesmerizing sights that nature has to offer; you can take boat ride on the turquoise ocean water and admire the amazing marine beauty. You can go snorkeling and discover the exotic marine life firsthand; there are hundreds of different types of fish to discover. You can also look at coral formations, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas, and for those who desire a bit more adventure, white-tipped sharks! When you disembark on one of the islands – most tourists stick with Santa Cruz and Isabela Island – you can discover the amazing forests, landscapes, volcanic formations, and protected wildlife sanctuaries.

The Wildlife

A trip to the Galapagos is not just a chance to relax and enjoy the sights; it’s also an opportunity to observe exotic animals in their natural habitat. Most of these animals can only be found in the Galapagos. You can look forward to see the following animals on your trip to the Galapagos:
  • Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Galapagos Penguins
  • Galapagos Cormorant
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Waved Albatross
  • Land Iguanas
  • Marine Iguanas
  • Darwin’s Finches
  • Sea Lions
  • Fur Seals
  • Turtles
If you go at the right time in the year, you can also come across some types of sharks and whales in the Galapagos.

When and How?

Every season brings its own highlights to the Galapagos; green turtles lay their eggs in January, Humpback whales arrive in June and Sea Lions are most active in November. You can contact us (1800 455 8040) to discover which time will be perfect for your trip. Or if you have already decided on the time, just go to the reservation page and reserve your trip with Last Minute Galapagos Deals.
Top 10 Things to do in the Galapagos Islands (Part 2)

Top 10 Things to do in the Galapagos Islands (Part 2)

As promised, we are back with the second part of the top 10 things you can do on your Galapagos Cruise. In the last post, we listed five of the best activities you can look forward to on your vacation to the Galapagos. In this post, we will list the next five; so let’s dive back into the wonders that the Galapagos Islands offer:

6. Cliff Jumping at Las Grietas

Las Grietas is an adventurers dream; there are two tall cliffs with ocean water in the middle. You can either choose to swim in the cool sea water or try your hand at cliff jumping from different levels of the cliffs.

7. Hike to Tortuga Beach

You can enjoy the sights and the great weather with a hike to Tortuga Beach and Tortuga Bay. Leave early in the morning and you can see various coastal birds, iguanas and turtles on your way to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos Islands. 2

8. Bay on Isabella Island

Isabella Island is the largest island in the Galapagos. The bay on Isabella Island offers many activities to visitors. You can look at the small Galapagos Penguins, go snorkeling in the sea, and take a hike through the lava formations.

9. Las Tintoreras

Another great place to be among the marine and wild life of the Galapagos, Las Tintoreras is home to the Galapagos penguins, iguanas, turtles, many different types of fish and white-tipped sharks.

10. Hike to Volcano Sierra Negra

Volcano Sierra Negra offers a sight of the world’s second largest volcanic crater. Hike up to the summit and you will get a great view of the crater and the island, but make sure to check the weather before you hike up.

(Bonus) Bike around the Wetlands

If you want to discover the Isabella Island on your own, you can take a bike ride along the coastline. You will surely come across some blue-footed booby birds and other wildlife along your ride. 1 Last Minute Galapagos Deals offers you a chance to explore all these great sights and activities in the Galapagos. Checkout the cruise deals we offer and contact us (1800 455 8040) to learn more about the cruise and reserve a trip. And soon enough you will be enjoying all the aforementioned must do things at the Galapagos Islands!