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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, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas of...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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104 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 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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Leiden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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