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Ecuador Travel: Experiencing Nature on A Galapagos Cruise

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 214

The Galapagos Islands sitting 650 miles off the coast of Ecuador are a truly magical place to discover wildlife. The islands spread over 28,000 square miles and each island is unique, home to a diverse set of flora and fauna, it is hard to do justice to these beautiful islands in words alone. The only way to truly appreciate the Galapagos is to see it for yourself.

Explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands on a Galapagos cruise. With so many different options from navigating the waters in one of the luxury cruise ships or sailing the waters in one of the many sail boats and yachts, you will not be disappointed as you will explore the best of the beautiful Galapagos.

With spectacular natural wonders lurking around every corner you will get the chance to explore the land and sea on a Galapagos cruise, ensuring you will see a diverse array of marine life during your vacation. Apart from relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Galapagos, trekking, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving opportunities are also available; however available activities are all dependent on the specific tour, as some boats offer different specialties than others.

Galapagos cruise itineraries range from 5 days to 15 days, and can be built to fit your needs. In general the many cruises will provide ample opportunities for exploration in and out of the water. Most Galapagos cruises will provide snorkel gear so guests can discover the many creatures that live in the waters surrounding the islands. Tours typically have naturalist guides on board as well to help you understand the nature and wildlife that you will encounter during your cruise. While exploring the volcanic landscapes of the many islands you are sure to see a variety of birds as well as sea lions and turtles that call the Galapagos home.

A tour itinerary can include stops at many of the different islands including Isabela, Genovesa, and Santa Cruz. Each island has a different highlight, on Isabela you will find a turtle breeding center, Santa Cruz Island is home to the famous Darwin Research Center and the beautiful Bachas Beach, and on Genovesa you can climb Prince Phillip's Steps, but no matter what island you are on, you will not be disappointed with the natural beauty and marine life that surrounds you.

Take a Galapagos cruise to experience the natural wonders and unique wildlife that exist on the Galapagos Islands. With all the different options available you are sure to find a cruise that fits your needs, and will provide an unforgettable Galapagos vacation.

This article about options for your Galapagos cruise was written by a travel expert at Ecuador For Less providing fully customizable Ecuador vacations. Ecuador For Less is part of the Latin America For Less family, offering an array of South America vacation packages to destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Costa Rica, Chile and Bolivia.

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