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. These islands are distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, around 976 km west of Ecuador, which is a bio diverse country in the South America. The islands are made home by both land animals and marine creatures with the ocean as their surrounding. It is exciting to know that these islands surrounded by the ocean can easily be navigated by means of cruise ships, and the rarely found living species in these islands can be easily seen by tourists.
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. Cruise ships are your best way in travelling from one island to the next. You will find that these ships are luxurious enough to have 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. This new activities prompted some tour companies to offer cruise packages with offers like island trips, food and lodging on board the ships, and activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and so forth. With these tour packages, you will have the opportunity to explore in a great way the Galapagos attractions like the tortoise breeding center, the Charles Darwin Research Center, the Tortuga Bay and Gardner bays, the Galapagos National Park and many more. 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. Aside from this budget travelling, if you are on a limited holiday time, you can check out some tour companies who can customize your tour itineraries.
To complete your island trip, you have to explore the parks available in the Galapagos islands, and considering that these islands are considered hot spot among travelers in South America, it is a good idea that you plan and book ahead with your chosen tour operator for your cruise ship and itineraries.