Tourists from across the globe are attracted to the striking beauty of the Galapagos islands. Located in the South American continent, this beautiful chain of volcanic islands can be found. Scattered around the equator in the great Pacific Ocean, these islands are about 976 km west of a bio diverse country in South America called Ecuador. With the ocean as the surrounding of the islands, both land animals and marine creatures made them as their home. The rarely found living species in these islands can be easily viewed by tourists by means of cruise ships that can reach the oceanic islands.
Because there is very little change in the season in these islands of the Galapagos archipelago, it is very inviting for tourists all around year long. The best option for travelers in travelling from one island to another is by cruise ships. These luxurious ships are all equipped with air conditioned cabins, private bathrooms, well-stocked bars, restaurants, and observation decks. When you board these ships, your accommodation, transport facilities and preferred tour itineraries are all taken care of.
Nowadays, when tourists visit Ecuador, they made it a point to cruise in the Galapagos islands. With the new excitement happening, attractions such as island trips, food and lodging on board the ships, activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and others, are being offered by some tour companies as part of their cruise packages. The major Galapagos attractions, like Charles Darwin Research Center, tortoise breeding center, Bays of Tortuga and Gardner, the Galapagos national par and so many others, can be explored in a great manner by way of these tour packages. These oceanic islands tours can also give you the chance to see in close up the marine species, such as sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, shorebirds, dolphins and several others, in the convenience from the observation deck of your ship.
There are also other modes of transportation that you can consider aside from the cruise ships, and these are boarding on motor yachts, or on tourist class boats and catamarans that some tour companies offer.
Know that there are tour operators in Ecuador who can help you book your tour packages at affordable costs, if you are already planning your next vacation in the Galapagos islands. On top of these budget travelling, know that there are also tour companies who can offer you with itineraries that are customized to your time if you have a short holiday vacation.
With the reputation as a hot spot in South America among travelers, the Galapagos islands have parks that you can explore too to complete your island trip, and so it is advisable that you book ahead with your tour operator so you can select your cruise ship and set our itineraries.