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Address: Charles Darwin s/n, EC200350, Ecuador
Phone Number: 052 526 289
Description: 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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The Galapagos is Amazing

The Darwin Center is a great place to see how Ecuador is working to protect the remaining species of Giant Tortoises. The take the eggs off each island before they hatch and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Darwin Center is a great place to see how Ecuador is working to protect the remaining species of Giant Tortoises. The take the eggs off each island before they hatch and they bring them to the center where they hatch them and let them grow for 5 years before returning them to the island where they started. This keeps... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

MS Beagle was our home-away-from-home for seven nights. The Beagle is a 105 ft. motor sailor vessel, with a capacity for 12 passengers and 6 crew, we visited several islands, swam with dolphins, sharks, eagle rays, sea turtles, and sea lions (incredible), and saw many different birds (including the red & blue footed boobies), plants, land tortoises, land Iguanas, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One of the most amazing places I've been. Truly a place where time has stood still, All of the islands including the Darwin Center are unique with their wild life and terrain. From the giant tortoises to the frigate birds and blue footed boobies, it was incredible start to finish. We went on a small ship-maybe 300 people-and the ships... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just returned from my third Galapagos Cruise (Metropolitan Touring Trip 50644 - Isabela II - Feb 12 - 18) and can only say the best about it. Our cabin was very comfortable, outings were wonderful, meals, excellent, but cannot say enough about the quality of service on board and the fantastic crew managing it. The species and the topography on... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Galapagos islands are difficult to describe in a few words. It is a place where time stopped and each individual island evolved over millennia quite independent of each other. Each island has it's own unique animal, bird and plant life. We cruised around the islands for 3 days, on the Xavier 111. It was a very nice ship, the... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have just returned from a 10-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands with Peregrine on a catamaran, the Queen Beatriz. The boat was great, with only 8 cabins, thus ensuring a small group. We went ashore at various places on a zodiac to view the amazing number of animal species - tortoises, sea lions, marine and land iguanas, birdlife etc.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The national park has collected many of the species which you see on the various islands including some of the large turtles. This is a quick tour of some of the sights.....but make sure you go around to the various islands also.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Galapagos is an amazing place with many animals, photo opportunities, fun activities and naturalist guides who can completely enhance your experience of these unique islands. However, make sure the company you go with, if going to a location which requires a guide, does NOT hire guide David Waldemar. This guide was aggressive, threatening, uninformative, and left our group behind... More 

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New Braunfels Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

it is easy to see how Darwin arrived at his "theory" after visiting the islands. The eco system is very narrow and connecting the dots between fish, amphibians, birds and mammals is easy to do. If you are taking a small ship to get around the islands DO NOT GO IN SEPTEMBER since the water is unbelievably rough. We had... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A unique, constantly changing oasis of flora, fauna and geology. The islands are a precious reminder of our fragile position on earth. Take care of these islands if you travel there. It is very expensive, and I would recommend full research before visiting. You may be wise to fly from Guayaquil and visit a local agent there who can point... More 

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