Destination Galapagos

Destination Galapagos – Quick facts

Unique Wildlife

The Galapagos Islands are home to a remarkable array of wildlife found nowhere else on Earth, including 26 species of native birds, 29 endemic reptile species, and over 2,900 marine species.

Charles Darwin's Inspiration

It was here, amidst the diverse ecosystems of the Galapagos, that Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection, forever changing our understanding of life on Earth.

Conservation Success

The Galapagos National Park, established in 1959, and the Galapagos Marine Reserve, created in 1998, are vital in preserving the islands’ delicate ecosystems. Efforts have led to the removal of invasive species and the restoration of native habitats.

Giant Tortoises

These iconic creatures, which can live for over 100 years, roam freely across the islands. They are a symbol of the Galapagos’ unique biodiversity and conservation efforts.

Marine Marvels

Snorkeling and diving in the Galapagos reveal a stunning underwater world, with opportunities to swim alongside sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas, and even sharks.

Unpredictable Weather

Despite being near the equator, the islands have a surprisingly cool and dry season from June to December, followed by a warmer and wetter season from January to May, influenced by ocean currents and trade winds.

Galapagos Cuisine

Sample fresh seafood like ceviche and grilled fish, accompanied by local specialties such as plantains, yuca, and tropical fruits, reflecting the islands’ cultural and culinary diversity.

Volcanic Landscapes

The Galapagos are volcanic in origin, offering dramatic landscapes of rugged cliffs, lava fields, and pristine beaches, providing a stark backdrop to the islands’ unique flora and fauna.

USD as Currency

Ecuador adopted the US dollar (USD) as its official currency in 2000, offering convenience for travelers from the United States and eliminating currency exchange hassles.

Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, lies a destination that defies imagination and captivates the soul: the Galapagos Islands. Renowned for their unparalleled biodiversity and pristine landscapes, these volcanic islands offer a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for those seeking to explore the wonders of nature up close.

As the birthplace of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands hold a special place in scientific history. Their unique ecosystem, shaped by centuries of isolation, boasts an incredible array of flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. From ancient giant tortoises and playful sea lions to vibrant marine iguanas and exotic bird species like the iconic blue-footed booby, every moment spent in the Galapagos is a testament to the marvels of the natural world.

But beyond its biological significance, the Galapagos Islands also offer visitors a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with the rhythms of nature. Whether snorkeling alongside tropical fish in crystal-clear waters, hiking across lunar-like landscapes or simply basking in the sun on pristine beaches, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had in this remote paradise.

At Terra Sur Travels, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery to the Galapagos Islands. With our expert guides and carefully crafted itineraries, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in comfort and style. Join us as we explore the enchanted archipelago that continues to inspire and amaze travelers from around the globe.

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