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Basic Galapagos Travel Guide

Datos de inters

    • Victor Hugo Hotel Regin: Insular
      Victor Hugo Hotel Provincia: Galápagos
      Victor Hugo Hotel Capital: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
      Victor Hugo Hotel Cantones: San Cristbal, Santa Cruz e Isabela
      Victor Hugo Hotel Islas: 14 Islas las principales; Isla Isabela, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Fernandina, Isla Santiago, isla San Cristóbal, Isla Floreana, Isla Marchena, Isla Española, Isla Pinta
      Victor Hugo Hotel Poblacion: 26640 hab. (Censo del ao 2012)
      Victor Hugo Hotel Superficie: 8.010 km
      Victor Hugo Hotel Clima: Tropical Seco
      Victor Hugo Hotel Temperatura: 20 ° C a 26 ° C
      Victor Hugo Hotel Cdigo postal: EC200150
      Victor Hugo Hotel Latitud:1 40 'N-1 36'S
      Victor Hugo Hotel Longitud: 89 16'-92 01'W
      Victor Hugo Hotel Moneda: Dólar Americano
      Victor Hugo Hotel Idioma predominante: Español
      Victor Hugo Hotel Prefijo Telefónico Internacional: Código de país +593, código de área 5
      Victor Hugo Hotel Corriente Elctrica: 110 v
      Victor Hugo Hotel Identificación de código de país de Internet: .ec
      Victor Hugo Hotel Distancia de la Costa de Ecuador: 972 km.
ABOUT THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Located about 600 miles west of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands were created five million years ago by undersea volcanic eruptions. In 1535, Tomas de Berlanga, Bishop of Panama, sailed into this archipelago and named it Galapagos after the giant tortoises he encountered. Pirates used the islands for refuge and to bury their stolen treasure, but it wasn't until the end of the 19th century, when it became a regular port of call for whaling fleets, that the islands' wildlife became threatened.

Galapagos Islands

The most celebrated visitor of the Galapagos was Charles Darwin, who arrived aboard the HMS Beagle in 1835. On the Galapagos Islands, it became clear to Darwin that, over time, different species adapt to their environment. He was intrigued by the fact that each small island had its own characteristic species of bird, lizard and tortoise. Because the islands' geographic and climate conditions were relatively similar, he reasoned that they were not responsible for these differences.

Instead, he concluded that the differences were related to feeding habits. This theory helped form the foundations of Darwin's unprecedented works on biological adaptation, natural selection and evolution.The rare life forms he encountered helped him formulate his theory of evolution, which he published in The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

In 1934, the first legislation to protect the islands was enacted, but it wasnt until 1959, when it became part of Ecuadors national park system, that this fragile ecosystem with its rare and endemic species came under legal protection. In 1979 the Galapagos archipelago was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and subsequently a World Biosphere Reserve in 1985.

GALAPAGOS MARINE RESERVE

The interior waters of the Galapagos Islands, plus those within 40 nautical miles measured from the baseline of the Archipelago, were declared the Galapagos Marine Reserve in 1994. This is the only protected coastal marine area in the east Pacific and the second largest Marine Reserve in the world. It contains approximately51,351 square miles of the interior waters of the Archipelago. There are many areas with small submarine volcanoes, which are important feeding zones for marine birds and mammals. The submarine area of the Galapagos (0 to 590 ft. deep) is 2,587 square miles.


Don't miss the chance of a lifetime to snorkel with sea lions, penguins, a variety of colorful fish and even inoffensive sharks. Diving tours are offered for those who carry diving licenses.

 


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WILDLIFE ACTIVITY IN THE ISLANDS FOR:

January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Galapagos Guide, Galapagos Travel Guide, Galapgos Tours, Yacht Galapagos, Cruisers Galapagos, Galapagos Hotels, Guia Turistica de Galapago. Victor Hugo Hotel en Puerto Lopez The rainy season begins; all of the plants of the dry zone produce leaves. Galapagos becomes "green"
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Galapagos Islands

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO GALAPAGOS

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Passengers need their original passports to enter the Galapagos Islands. No vaccinations are required.


LOCAL TIME: GMT-5 on the mainland. GMT-6 on the Galapagos Islands.


FLIGHTS TO GALAPAGOS
The only way to get to the Galapagos is by air. Galapagos flight booking is warranty with your cruise confirmation. All international connections are from mainland Ecuador. There are flights from Quito (stop over in Guayaquil) and Guayaquil to Baltra or San Cristobal where your cruise will begin. Your flight will take 30 minutes to get from Quito to Guayaquil and about one and a half hours from Guayaquil to Galapagos (Baltra or San Cristobal islands)
The airlines have established low and high season for the flights as follows:
High Season: Nov 01 - Apr 30 + Jun 15 - Sep 14
Low Season: May 01 Jun 14 + Sep 15 Oct 31

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE: A maximum of 20 kilos per person (one piece of luggage) is allowed on the flights to the Galapagos Islands.


NATIONAL PARK TAX: The Galapagos Islands are part of the Ecuadorian National Parks System and the entrance fee is US $100 per person. Children under 12-years-old pay US $50. This fee is collected IN CASH ONLY at the Baltra and San Cristobal airports in the Islands.


ARRIVAL IN THE GALAPAGOS: Your cruise's tour guide will meet you at the Baltra or San Cristobal airport. A bus out of the airport will transfer passengers to the cruises (a short distance of about 10 minutes).


ON BOARD: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served on board. The menu consists of continental breakfasts, international cuisine and a few buffets. Tea, coffee and water are free all the time. The naturalist guide on board will give daily briefings about the islands, the species and suggestions about clothes and equipment for the daily visits.

ON THE ISLANDS: The yacht anchors at each island destination and passengers are ferried to the landing point in small boats called pangas (dinghies). On island walks, visitors follow marked paths which may change slightly from season to season to avoid bird-nesting areas. Naturalist guides accompany all groups. Some islands have excellent beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Masks, flippers and snorkels are available on board. Some yachts include the snorkeling equipment in the price of the trip, but if you prefer you can bring your own equipment. The terrain is often rough and passengers should be in good physical condition.


ELECTRIC CURRENT: The Electric current is 110 V and 220 V A/C &12V and 24VD/C. You can charge your camera batteries, cell phone and other electronic gadgets on the yacht


PURCHASES ON BOARD: Cash (American dollars) may be used on board. No credits cards are accepted for payment on board. Charges are kept on individual passengers' tabs and are paid at the end of each cruise.


CLIMATE: In general, December to June is the warmest months (28 C average temperatures). January, February and March can be hot and humid, but the islands can be quite lush and green if it rains. The months between July and November are cooler and dryer (24 C average temperatures). The water temperature is usually between 21 C and 25 C.


WHAT TO BRING:

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Equipment
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