Charles Darwin theory of biological evolution is forever linked to the Galapagos Islands. The region is noted for its contribution to natural scientific research. During the voyage of the Beagle, Darwin arrived at the archipelago here comprising 13 key islands, 6 less notable islands, and over 40 islets. Galapagos Islands nature tour takes travelers on a journey that follows in the footsteps of Darwin. Wildlife in the region include mammals (32 species), reptiles (28 species), Darwin finches (13 sub-species), sea birds (42 species), shore birds (34 species), water birds (21 species), and land birds (49 species). About five hundred species of plants are identified on the Galapagos Islands, of which 180 are endemic to the region.
On Galapagos Islands nature tour, you will see a variety of flora and fauna. Visit natural lava tunnels, large enough to walk through. The islands have experienced over 60 volcanic eruptions within a period of the last 200 years; the region is enlisted as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the Amazon, Galapagos Islands nature tour and rainforest excursion tour starts by taking you on an exploration through the jungle by trekking and canoe riding. National parks and biosphere reserves of Ecuador in the Amazon region comprises Yasuní, Sumaco Napo-Galeras, Cayambe-Coca, Llanganates, and Cuyabeno.
It is estimated that the Ecuadorian Amazon has over 800 species of fish, including three types of piranhas, 350 kinds of reptiles, including anacondas and iguanas. Mammals include over 300 varieties and comprise monkeys and jaguars. Thousands of species of insects are found in the Ecuadorian Amazon. And the rainforest so vast, that the true number of plants, trees, and animal species remain unknown.
Galapagos Islands nature tour and Amazon rainforest voyage incorporate as much as possible aspects of the wildlife and innate attributes of the islands and mainland.
Packed with colonial monuments and architectural wonders, Quito is a capital city high in the Andes. It is noted as one of the most admirable colonial centers of any Latin American region and is embraced by mountain peaks.
The Amazon is home to the world’s largest range of wildlife species. Living in the Amazon rainforest are over 40, 000 species of plants, 427 types of mammals (incl. jaguar, anteater, and giant otter), 1,300 varieties of birds, 378 breeds of reptiles (incl. boa), in excess of 400 classes of amphibians (incl. dart poison frogs) and roughly 3,000 categories of freshwater fish. Due to its vastness and some impenetrable areas, many species in the Amazon remain undiscovered.
The Ecuadorian rainforest is centrally located in the Amazon Basin, and in addition to the array of plants and animal that inhabit the region, travelers can also delve in the indigenous cultures and learn about some of the many conservation programs here that are dedicated to the preservation of this colossal and crucial biome.
On day 8, you'll check out of your Amazon lodge and depart at El Coca for Quito, where you will take a flight to the Galapagos Islands.
Noted as the inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, Galapagos Islands comprises 19 islands and an array of tiny ones, located just 620 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. These islands are protected lands (World Heritage Sites) and are home to an array of wildlife species such as the blue-footed booby, the sea lion, the killer whale (or orca), the giant tortoise, marine iguanas, land iguanas, and the fur seal. The Galapagos Islands, each are unique landscape, showcasing barren and black surface to volcanic site to patches of white sand beaches.
The Galapagos Islands too has two distinct seasons, there are rainy season and dry season....the islands can be visited and enjoyed all-year-round. June through to September and December through to January experience peaks in visitors to the islands. Manage by the Galapagos National Park; the number of tourists allowed on the islands at a specific time is limited. Nevertheless, visitors flock to Galapagos during peak season, which can prove hectic on the region, overcrowding at hotels, eco-lodges, and docks. [L' Ecostay recommends that you make your reservation early, with us, to secure your vacation]
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