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Administracion Turistica del Parque Nacional Galapagos

Address: Charles Darwin s/n, EC200350, Ecuador
Phone Number: 052 526 289
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas of...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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.
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New Braunfels Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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Leiden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Beautiful trip to Galapagos on Yate Darwin,hooked last minute. But don't think your 5 day trip will be 5 days (same for 4day trip); cruise starts in the afternoon of first day and ends 08.00 on the last day! So you will miss 3 meals and 1.5 day. Also, the English of the guides can be pretty bad, he might... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Amazing place to see nature and animals not found anywhere else. Read up on Darwin before going to help with the explanation of why this archipelago is so special. Find the best professionals with Lindblad/Nat Geo expeditions.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

On Athala boat. Grossly Expensive for what provided. First greeting was someone holding an illegible hand written sign saying Athala. Personal appearance not professional. On boat all meals buffet with food standard not the best. Does have breafast egg station. Boasts fully stocked bar at the beginning of trip. This consists of 2 aeroplane size bottles of wine , 2... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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