Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make it a memorable one!
With the exception of hotel and shipboard amenities and delicious food, you are leaving big city life behind. You will travel to places where things are not the same as they are back at home. Here, things are understated, not fancy. They are designed for relaxation and enjoyment. Nature, not materialism, is the focus of your time in the Galapagos Islands.
Our culture differs from yours in many ways. Be prepared for some trade offs. For example, in exchange for maintaining our environment (land, sea and air) in as pristine a way as possible and for protecting our plant, animal and marine life, we limit land use, energy and water consumption and even the number of people and boats. If you find that your hotel room is a little smaller than expected, remember the land use and ownership limitations that bind us. And remember too that it’s these very regulations which give us all the privileges of marveling at sea lions lounging on both the beaches and Main Street, blue footed boobies dive bombing into the Pacific Ocean, giant Galapagos tortoises roaming in the wild, hundred of animal and marine species endemic only to Galapagos, volcanic vistas, stunning pure blue skies and much much more.
Enjoy your stay in the Galapagos Islands. When you are here, we want you to experience and become a part of the wonderful Paradise we call our home. But most of all, allow yourself the luxury of experiencing our culture and special “quirks” and trends. Your stay will be most enjoyable if you “go with the flow.”