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Administracion Turistica del Parque Nacional Galapagos

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Address: Charles Darwin s/n, EC200350, Ecuador
Phone Number: 052 526 289
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The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable...

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.

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Once in a lifetime.

We boarded the Isabela II for our trip to the Galapagos Islands on Dec. 8th and loved every minute of it. As far as the ship, it is very nice. It's not a luxury cruise and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Independence, KY

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Independence, KY
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We boarded the Isabela II for our trip to the Galapagos Islands on Dec. 8th and loved every minute of it. As far as the ship, it is very nice. It's not a luxury cruise and there is no entertainment at night. The rooms do not lock when you leave but we had no problems with anything missing. Yes there... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Visited throughout the Galapagos on the Celebrity Expedition. Amazing visit to a number of islands and opportunities to learn.

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southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Interesting and gives you a real feel for the past, conservation and preservation of the species on the Galapagos.

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Wellingborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This brings school memories about Darwin's theory to life. It's amazing to see giant tortoises and iguanas which have been threatened with extinction now thriving and being reintroduced to the islands. The Galapagos Islands generally are the most incredible geography and natural history real life experience

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had the very best trip of our lifetime aboard the Isabela II visiting the islands. The animals are not afraid, and so beautiful in their natural environment. The snorkeling with the sea animals is spectacular. We were with sea lions, fur seals, cormorants, pelicans, penguins, sea turtles, marine iguanas, sharks, spotted eagle rays, stingrays, all kinds of fish, sea... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best way to see the Galapagos Islands and all the various wildlife is via a small boat cruise. We went on the Metropolitan Touring Isabella II cruise for 5 days and from the booking process to the moment we left, the service was top notch. The crew was very accommodating, food was amazingly good, and the naturalists provided in-depth... More 

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Armonk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Galapagos Islands were high on my bucket list and it was well worth the wait to get here. Some things to help you plan: 1. your probably going to visit them by boat - do your homework and find the right size and style. I wrote a separate lengthy review of our experience on the Coral I/II. 2. check... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Tiring, lot's of walking, biting bugs, little or no escape from the sun. But WOW.. just WOW. a life experience that should be on everyone's bucket list and more importantly one that really does live up to stories and how it is seen on TV etc really is how you experience it.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Darwin Center is a must see in the Galapagos because you will have a better understanding of the wildlife when you see them in their natural setting. Without the protection of the Darwin Center the tortoise population would be much less. Easy trails to walk on and information that is easy to understand. Well worth the visit.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There is much to see on the various islands and the natrulists we had were wonderful but this is really a place for prople who are really into birding. Sure, you see penguins, sea turtles and sea lions but after several days it gets very repetitious. The best part are the land tortoises. We only saw them on one day... More 

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