Galapagos travel

Galapagos - wonderful nature, scientific phenomenon, South American nonchalance

A dream comes true on a trip to the natural paradise of the Galápagos Islands. Hike to the crater rim of Alcedo Volcano and witness the last wild populations of giant tortoises at Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz.

Observe schools of hammerhead sharks and have a chance to encounter whale sharks. Dive into Wolf Rock, Darwin's Arch and the world famous Cristo de Diablo (Devil's Crown). Swim in lava caves in Puerto Egas and encounter turtles, sea lions and penguins. Experience the underwater pasture of the sea iguanas and get very close to the prehistoric-looking sea iguanas.

Retreat to the privacy of your luxury yacht every day to sleep under the stars while you sail between the islands during the day.

Great. Lush. Just great. It's impossible to exaggerate in the Galapagos.

Where can you meet giant tortoises in the misty highlands in the morning and swim with playful sea lions in the afternoon?

Dramatic volcanic backdrops add to the feeling of surrealism as you sunbathe on black lava stones next to prehistoric-looking sea iguanas, play with blue and red boobies and frigate birds, and then go below the surface to encounter sharks.

Bizarre cactus forests and lush green highlands are surrounded by white dream beaches and turquoise bays. This world heritage site is unique.

Enjoy specially arranged excursions to the Galápagos Islands' most secret treasures. See giant tortoises bathing in mud pools on the top of a volcano. See hawks and shellfish, reptiles, and endemic plants of exceptional beauty.

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Galapagos island hopping

The Galapagos Islands are the stunning home of endemic flora and fauna.

Only here will you find such a large variety of rare animal and plant species that have even made it onto the famous UNESCO World Heritage List. “Hop” from one island to another - whether the Isla Isabela, Floreana, Santa Cruz or Fernandina - each one has something unique and catapults you into a colorful world that is in vain for its equal.

surfing

Among the many gems the Pacific has to offer, the Galapagos Islands are certainly one that draws surfers' attention.

Not only is the archipelago of great historical and scientific relevance, but it offers an incredible combination of world-class waves, friendly atmosphere and accessibility, which makes it an extremely tempting option for a surf trip, regardless of the season.

Galapagos luxury cruise

Do not miss the opportunity and roll your suitcases on board the luxurious cruise ship, which will take you on a voyage of discovery to the most beautiful islands of the Galapagos Archipelago.

Let your mind wander on board, enjoy the feeling of boundlessness that the ocean gives you and let yourself be carried away to snow-white beaches, lush forests, dry lava landscapes and shimmering blue lagoons.

Gripping contrasts that will take your breath away on every island - look forward to it!

Glamping

Experience a new way to discover the Galapagos Islands. The first eco and luxury camp in Ecuador ties in with the African safari tradition, where guests enjoy the absolute comfort of their tents and at the same time experience pure nature - glamping at its finest!

This incomparable place is located on the edge of a 400m high gorge on the island of Santa Cruz. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the national park, the Pacific Ocean, and the western and northern Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Islands are simply unique. In addition to the amenities of the camp, you can go on various safaris and treks.

Active travelers, families or diving fans - your individual wishes and requirements will be met!

Immerse yourself in Darwin's world

Experience this wonderful world in such a way that you can feel it intensely. Don't do too much.

Sit on the beach and watch the animals, even if you are not on an excursion.

Hike on your own on pristine trails. Take time for yourself and the world. On the Galapagos there are unforgettable corners to feel the world.

Soul surfing

Surfing with turtles and iguanas - Galapagos is a wonderful area for water sports:

Snorkeling, diving, surfing. And by the way, you get very close to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos. A feast for body and soul.

A feeling of the Andes

Ride through the fascinating mountain landscape, climb the mountain that Humboldt also conquered after several attempts and enjoy the casual hacienda life.

Stay at haciendas of renowned Ecuadorian personalities and become part of the family while hiking and cooking together.

Bohemian lifestyle

Immerse yourself in the exciting feeling of sustainability and style.

Experience how glamorous and casual a sustainable lifestyle can be, also and especially with children, incredibly enriching.

Live in restored stables, enjoy farm to table enjoyment and, if you like, take part in milking the cows, harvesting herbs and cooking.

Unforgettable views after exciting days

Enjoy the moments between exciting animal encounters with the intoxicating feeling of being in a very special place,

Tracking down Charles Darwin's thoughts

Get up close and personal with the exciting Galapagos residents, relaxed and without the crowds. We know when and where you can indulge your own researcher thoughts undisturbed.

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Galapagos weather

The climate in Ecuador is very different depending on the region. In general, you can travel to the country all year round, but a distinction is made between rainy and rainy seasons.

The driest months are June to September, while between December and April the heaviest downpours are mainly in the rainforest.

Galapagos:

From December, January to May, June, tropical summer air temperatures predominate and the sea water is warm.

During this time, heavy rain showers are possible on the islands; however, this time period has the most days of sunshine. From June to November, December the air and water temperatures are rather cool.

With the Humboldt Current, subtropical weather fronts reach the Galapagos. Often dense clouds envelop the higher island layers and fog and drizzle occur. The sea is very rough and cool, especially from August to October. The likelihood of bad weather is highest during these months.

Coast:

The climate is tropical and warm with temperatures between 24-31 ° C. The rainy season lasts from December to May. However, the weather here can sometimes be better than in the dry season.

Highlands:

Around noon, values of approx. 25 ° C are reached, at night it often cools down to 9 ° C. A temperature drop of 1 ° C is calculated for every 200 meters of altitude. Most of the precipitation falls between November and April. Quito has a spring-like climate all year round.

Amazon lowlands:

The climate is generally humid, warm and rich in precipitation with temperatures around 23-26 ° C. The least rainfall occurs between October and December.

The time difference to Ecuador compared to Central European Time (CET) is - 6 hours.

During summer time, the time difference from Germany to Ecuador is - 7 hours.

The Galapagos Islands are an hour further west, so the time difference is - 1 hour compared to Ecuador.

Language in Galapagos

The official language in Ecuador is Spanish. The indigenous people of the highlands speak the ancient Inca language Quetchua among themselves, and many different tribal languages are also spoken in the Amazon region.

Eating and drinking in the Galapagos

Ají, a very hot spicy sauce made from peppers, is on almost every table. In addition, many dishes are often seasoned with coriander. Enjoy a delicious freshly squeezed fruit juice with your meal - the selection is huge.

Galapagos people

The Ecuadorians are full of energy and joie de vivre, hence the great sense of celebration. Warm people, for whom family and friendship are very important.

Visitors can look forward to an open and helpful people. Of the 12.6 million inhabitants of Ecuador, approximately 40% are indigenous, 40% are mestizo, 10% are white, 5% are black and 5% are other.

Around 2.2 million people live in the largest city, Guayaquil, followed by Quito with around 1.6 million and Cuenca with 300,000 inhabitants. The coastal strip is also densely populated. In the Oriente, the Amazon lowlands of Ecuador, only 3% of the population live.

About 82% of the Ecuadorians are Catholic, but there are also smaller Protestant communities and various sects that are becoming increasingly widespread, especially in rural areas.

Entry requirements for the Galapagos

When entering Ecuador, you must present a passport that is valid for at least six months (and undamaged).

You do not need a visa if you are entering for tourist purposes for a period of up to 90 days. It is recommended to have identification documents or a copy including an entry stamp with you.

Ecuador & Galapagos Travel with unforgettable journeys

Our Ecuador trips take you to unimagined worlds of spectacular landscapes and unique lodges. Wild and casual luxury accompanies you every step of the way and enables you to have unforgettable adventures and relaxation.

Would you like to experience a very special, individually flexible trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos, which is exclusively based on your personal wishes and preferences? Then discerning travelers like you are in exactly the right hands with us!

You glide along the course of the Amazon river on board an elegant cruise ship and get an insight into the fragile naturalness of this habitat. In Yasuni National Park you will marvel at the biodiversity that makes up the splendor of this tropical rainforest with 120 species of reptiles, 380 species of fish and 600 species of birds.

You will meet the locals and celebrate with them the rituals and elements that make up their daily routine.

Our Galapagos trips offer plenty of opportunities to be active and to relax in perfect seclusion for lovers of exclusive tranquility with a sea view.

While island hopping on the Galapagos Islands, explore the unique nature of Tintotereras, Isabela and Co with your personal expert guide and hike on beautiful paths with penguins and marine iguanas.

Not only the Galapagos Archipelago is evidence of volcanic activity in Ecuador. Even when climbing Cotopaxi, gray billows of smoke show you the way to the summit. You enter mystical cloud forests, live in the middle of the jungle in the modern glass palace, the Mashpi Lodge, and experience the secrets of the rainforest.

You will find peace and inspiration on your Ecuador trip with the unique slow-travel travel experience with Ecuador's steam locomotive, which takes you from the highlands to the Pacific coast past picturesque crater lakes and small villages to the highlight of the train journey: the devil's nose - a daring slope that the train engineers know how to do could master.

We are experts in special Ecuador and Galapagos tours. We know the most beautiful places and hotels that will give you a dream vacation and unforgettable experiences.

We take care of your hotels and your entire day and evening, so that you can enjoy your trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands flexibly and carefree.

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