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Island hopping through a fascinating animal world

The Galapagos Islands belong geographically and politically to Ecuador. For many travelers, however, the archipelago is worth the trip on its own.

Galapagos - In Darwin's footsteps

Experience the world of the smallest South American Andean country, Ecuador, and combine your stay on the mainland with a special kind of natural paradise: Den Galapagos Islands.

On your Galapagos cruise or during your island hopping from island to island, fascinating experiences with the animal world await you. Starting with the Galapagos sea lionsthat populate the sandy beaches and the flat coastline. In addition to the seals, the seabirds are the predominant group of animals on the coast. Albatrosses can be observed at close range during incubation, Frigate birds accompany your cruise ship and the Humboldt penguins play with you while snorkeling. In addition to the Giant tortoiseswhich you cannot see at the Charles Darwin Station in different subspecies that Marine iguanas. Charles Darwin once called them the "Goblins of Darkness". These animals are the only lizards in the world to have explored the sea and can be observed while "grazing" in the water - they live almost exclusively on algae. In the evening you return to your cruise ship or your island hotel after an eventful day and let the day end with a wonderful, glowing red sunset.

A visit to the Galapagos Archipelago usually begins with a short flight of around 2 hours from Quito or Guayaquil (Ecuador mainland) to Baltra or San Cristobal. Entry to the national park must be paid at the airport. A trained national park guide will pick you up and bring you on board your ship. With the exception of the inhabited islands, no island may be visited without a natural guide and must always be left before sunset.

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The new way to discover the Galapagos Islands. The first eco luxury tent campin Galapagos ties in with the African safari tradition, where guests enjoy the absolute comfort of their tents and at the same time experience pure nature. The camp is located on a gorge on the edge of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, from where you overlook the national park, the Pacific Ocean and the western and northern islands such as Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rasbida, Guy Fawkes and Daphne. A wonderful end to your Galapagos stay!

The best time to travel to the Galapagos Islands

From our point of view, the best months to travel are April and May as well as September. In April / May: good weather, special animal and plant observations are guaranteed and a warm water temperature makes long snorkeling stays possible. In September: Lots of penguins, few visitors and the feeling of having the islands all to yourself!