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Administracion Turistica del Parque Nacional Galapagos

Charles Darwin s/n, EC200350, Ecuador
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Type: National Parks
Owner description: The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas of Galapagos with a regional perspective, that ensures... more » Owner description: The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas of Galapagos with a regional perspective, that ensures the conservation of ecological integrity and biodiversity of the archipelago and to contribute to an equitable socioeconomic development and solidarity of the local population. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a once in a lifetime experience. The wildlife is amazing. You should research prior to visiting to make certain you understand the island, the ecosystem, etc. Also be prepared, due to the weather and unforeseen events, you may not be able to do or see everything that you plan to do - it's nature after all. I would... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The national park is fantastic. One is able to see birds and lizards of all kinds. It is a nature park that one can only imagine. The price of visiting is getting expensive. Did not eat there

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Montvale, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After doing an exhaustive research, I decided that my family of 4 would be best accommodated on the S.S. Nemo - through the travel company O.A.R.S. There would be 12 passengers, 2 to a cabin, each with their own bathroom, and about 6 crew, on a catamaran. They took care of our hotel in Quito and flights to and from... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I just returned from a family vacation to the Galapagos. What an awesome experience! We are so glad we went. It's a unique ecosystem that may not be there forever given tourism, potential environmental disasters and political issues. It was very hard to find travel info, so I hope these tips help. First, the Galapagos islands are not easy to... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I literally just got back from my trip to the Galapagos May 22-26, 2014. My family (7 total) decided to book with GoAhead tours out of Boston, MA which subcontracted to Klein Tours, which owns/runs the M/V Legend. We booked this trip only a few months prior so I had to do a crash course in what to expect and... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

These natural and unspoilt Islands are unique in that they are totally uncultivated and free of predators, so the birds and animals have no fear. The authorities are very strict in the way you can see things, keeping groups to a minimum and always with a guide. We were very impressed by this and hope it will remain this way.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We spent a week in the national park, moving from island to island on our cruise ship (the M/V Galapagos Legend). Each island was different, and I highly recommend staying on a cruise ship as opposed to basing yourself on one of the islands. You cannot believe how close you can get to the wildlife (on land and in the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Galapagos was my highlight in South America. We went with G Adventures and did a week tour: Absolutely the best vacation I have had. The nature is incredible, the animals so relaxed and what could be better then spending a week with family or friends, fare from internet, Tv, city life and stress? Here you go to enjoy nature, ocean,... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

This has been on my bucket list for a long time and I went with a small group through the Smithsonian. We flew in to Balta and immediately got on the Coral II for 3 days around the islands. We had a naturalist from Ecuador AND a naturalist from the Ecuador Parks Dept. Between the two we were well informed.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Even if you are not a strong swimmer, you can snorkel in the Galápagos Islands. Recently returned from 8 days/7nights on a Peregrine tour staying on Queen Beatriz 16 berth plus 8 crew catamaran. Snorkelled twice a day and had 2 land visits a day. The wildlife on land and in the air is beautiful, but the most wonderful experiences... More

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