ITINERARIES & THE WILDLIFE

Galapagos Islands welcome visitors back once again

AUTHOR The Ecoventura Team

After over three months of an archipelago-wide shutdown from both the Ecuadorian mainland and the outside world, we are excited to report that the Galapagos has once again opened for tourists.

Following a careful assessment by the Galapagos authorities, visitors are now free to visit these wonderful islands again. A mere three percent of the islands are inhabited by humans and just one percent of the protected areas of the Galapagos National Park are accessible to visitors, so the Galapagos has long been viewed as an example of sustainable tourism.

The return of responsible travel on July 1st is being welcomed by the local community, whose economy and livelihoods are almost entirely dependent on tourism.

With our own enhanced sanitation protocols in place, we are ready to welcome guests back to enjoy this paradise on earth once more.

“The first visitors back will experience the Galapagos Islands as they were 20 or 30 years ago,” says Ecoventura Guide Sofia Darquea.

The Galapagos is widely known as one of the most pristine marine environments on the planet, with a vast array of endemic and iconic species – above and below the waves – that call it home.

With a host of activities and excursions to keep even the most active members of the family busy, plus a menu fit for the Galapagos’ only Relais & Chateaux vessels, the Galapagos tend to sit at the top of almost everyone’s bucket lists and Ecoventura is the way to do it.

To celebrate being one step closer to being able to visit this wonderful location once again, we are offering an unmissable offer for the first few months of 2021, on departures from 10th January to 7th March.

For this period only, 2020 cruise rates apply and we have included a host of additional perks and flexible booking terms, including:

Complimentary airfare from Quito (UIO) or Guayaquil (GYE) to San Cristobal, Galapagos (SCY) on Sundays with Avianca flights AV 1636 and 1637.

One night’s hotel accommodation in Guayaquil at the Hotel Oro Verde or in Quito at the Wyndham hotel.

This offer includes 3 naturalist guides (one for a maximum of every 8 guests) on board the Origin & Theory only when there are 16 or more guests.

For details on flexible terms and special offers, please visit our website.

Valid on new FIT bookings only for Origin & Theory and Letty when confirmed by August 31, 2020.

Of course, if you’re ready to go and would like to travel before 2020 is out, check out our once-in-a-lifetime chance to charter a private yacht – the safest and most comfortable way to see the Galapagos and really feel like you have the islands to yourself.

And if it’s the wildlife specifically that is drawing you to this veritable Eden, how about a trip this December in the company of a world-renowned marine biologist and leading authority on the Galapagos’ marine life?

As you start thinking about traveling once again, we would be happy to help with any queries, so please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to sailing with you again soon!