If you are feeling that you want to see more and would like to spend more time in the Galapagos Islands we can offer you various extended-cruise options to make the most of it from this one-in-a-lifetime experience.
The archipelago is a place filled with marvelous natural attractions that will amaze any visitor and some sites of interest can only be admire in longer cruise itineraries. Keeping in mind that each volcanic formation has a different geological age, thus each island is the home to different ecosystems and landscapes. This is a great chance to go “all the way” in the islands and discover natural features and see wildlife that usually present only in scientific books. Maximizing your trip would be the wisest decision you will make, now that you have come this far!
Due that each island is different one from the other, each one has unique lifeforms that are only found in these specific place on Earth. Let each island show you why they are so special. Learn more about penguins and albatrosses that live in the tropics, iguanas that swim to feed out of algae, cormorants that do not fly but swim instead, cacti that grows on lava, hybrid iguanas that can live in land and sea, red-footed boobies that nest on lava cracks, finches that are their own subspecies, the smallest species of fur seals, frigate birds showing off their red pouches, colorful crabs… just to mention some. The Galapagos is a sanctuary for scientists, commonly referred as a “natural living museum”.
In regards to landscapes, the archipelago is like a mirage that becomes real once you are out exploring the islands. Once again, there are singular places that have their own personality and features, just like a fingerprint. Marked trails that go through forests which are home to endemic birds and guard their nesting sites. Lava trails that camouflage reptiles that look like mini-dragons and of course lush green humid forests that are home to the giants that have long inhabit the islands: the magnificent and iconic Galapagos Giant Tortoises.
The adventure and knowledge does not stop there, some of the sites of visit offer water activities that are enjoyed by most tourist such as snorkeling or diving. Being a divers haven, the islands have one of the biggest marine reserves in the world and because various marine currents pass through the islands, also migrating species come and make of the archipelago a melting pot of marine wildlife. Swim among fearless sea lions, white tipped sharks, the green pacific turtle, the Galapagos penguins, and have the most fulfilling experiences of your vacations with beach time included in crystal clear water bays and colorful sand.
A longer cruise will add more time to explore extensively this paradisiacal place for a more complete experience. Visit the furthest corners of the archipelago and get to know everything about the Enchanted Islands that was Charles Darwin’s inspiration in his Theory of Evolution. Follow Darwin’s steps and get to know a place that has hardly change in the past decades and where evolution keeps showing us how it works.