The Galapagos islands have striking beauty that is attracting tourists from all over the world. This is a chain of volcanic islands located in the South American continent. Scattered around the equator in the great Pacific Ocean, these islands are about 976 km west of a bio diverse country in South America called Ecuador. The islands are made home by both land animals and marine creatures with the ocean as their surrounding. It is interesting to note that these oceanic islands can be reached by means of cruise ships, allowing tourists to have an easy close encounter with living species that are rare.
Because there is very little change in the season in these islands of the Galapagos archipelago, it is very inviting for tourists all around year long. You can visit one island to the next and your best mode is by cruise ships. Your trip will be very comfortable in these ships that have all the luxuries, from air conditioned cabins to private bathrooms, well-stocked bars, restaurants and observation decks. Tourists free themselves from the hassles of thinking about accommodation, about transport facilities, exploring preferred tour itineraries, and so on because these will all be taken care of as they board the ships.
Cruising in the Galapagos islands has become a must to do activity for tourists visiting Ecuador. With the new excitement happening, attractions such as island trips, food and lodging on board the ships, activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and others, are being offered by some tour companies as part of their cruise packages. With these tour packages, you will have the opportunity to explore in a great way the Galapagos attractions like the tortoise breeding center, the Charles Darwin Research Center, the Tortuga Bay and Gardner bays, the Galapagos National Park and many more. Through these cruises in the oceanic islands, you will have the opportunity to view marine species like sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, shorebirds, dolphins and many more from the observation deck of your ship.
There are also other modes of transportation that you can consider aside from the cruise ships, and these are boarding on motor yachts, or on tourist class boats and catamarans that some tour companies offer.
Know that there are tour operators in Ecuador who can help you book your tour packages at affordable costs, if you are already planning your next vacation in the Galapagos islands. Aside from this budget travelling, if you are on a limited holiday time, you can check out some tour companies who can customize your tour itineraries.
With the reputation as a hot spot in South America among travelers, the Galapagos islands have parks that you can explore too to complete your island trip, and so it is advisable that you book ahead with your tour operator so you can select your cruise ship and set our itineraries.