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Administracion Turistica del Parque Nacional Galapagos

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Address: Charles Darwin s/n, 200350, Ecuador
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+593 5-252-6289

The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable...

The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to promote sustainable tourism in protected areas of Galapagos with a regional perspective, that ensures the conservation of ecological integrity and biodiversity of the archipelago and to contribute to an equitable socioeconomic development and solidarity of the local population.

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Reina Silvia 5 star experience

My boyfriend and I booked a last minute cruise on Reina Silvia and it was the highlight of our 6 months in South America. We booked the boat in Quito through Royal Galapagos and... read more

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a last minute cruise on Reina Silvia and it was the highlight of our 6 months in South America. We booked the boat in Quito through Royal Galapagos and Martina was our agent. The company is very professional as is Martina who we stayed in contact with before during and after our trip. We had... More 

Thank Nicky L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a great trip, filled with so many amazing things. The ship was wonderful, service was great and the guides were really informative. I will say that there is very little time to rest and just "soak it all in", but...you can rest at home! On a trip like this you really want to pack as much activity in... More 

Thank Timmla
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

One of the truly remarkable places in the world! My husband and I traveled around the southeastern islands in Galapagos, on a luxury catamaran-Ocean Breeze. The park is pristine and the animals definitely make the show. I do not snorkel, but the other guest on our catamaran that do had some marvelous underwater pictures and stories.

Thank Sharon L
Banff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

First big trip booked through Llama travel, excellent tours and guides in Cito. Escorted through airport for Galapagos flight and met by guide on arrival. The Beagle is a motor sailing yacht, we did have the sails up once but no wind to sail by. There was 13 of us on board with a guide Jan (he was so knowledgable... More 

Thank Val M
Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Did a 5 day/4 night cruise on board of Queen Beatriz catamaran in July 2016. Great boat, very comfotable, perfect team, very good food on board. The capacity of the boat is 16 passengers but we were only 7 which made it even better. Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits were included in the price. Every day was full of unique experiences... More 

Thank Arkady L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

It is now just over a year since we joined a fabulous trip around Ecuador and a highlight was the four nights/five days we spent on M/V Galapagos Legend. We were a party of 22 and disappointed when we learned that we would be on a larger ship than planned. In fact it was a blessing as we met other... More 

Thank drainoil
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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169 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The crew were excellent, always quick to assist. They all knew their roles and kept things moving to a packed schedule. The chef was amazing with the variety and quality produced in what I imagine would be challenging cooking conditions. I particularly appreciated the way that every time you arrived back on board from a land excursion or swim there... More 

Thank Steve M
Oxnard, California
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171 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We booked our Galapagos trip thru OARS on the Reina Silvia - every detail was taken care of and we had a great trip with a small, compatible group. Our guide, Alejandro Villa, is one of the more experienced, so we learned a lot. Our ship was excellent, clean & safe with an experienced, helpful crew. The food was excellent... More 

Thank DavidNolanCook
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We travelled on the M.C Athala 11 around the Galapagos Islands for 7 nights (Genovesa Island route). The boat was spacious and very comfortable. The crew of 10, naturalist, accommodation, food and equipment great. The Islands are amazing, to see the animals and birds so close was a real privilege. All of the Islands are different, and Gustavo our naturalist... More 

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Independence, KY
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We boarded the Isabela II for our trip to the Galapagos Islands on Dec. 8th and loved every minute of it. As far as the ship, it is very nice. It's not a luxury cruise and there is no entertainment at night. The rooms do not lock when you leave but we had no problems with anything missing. Yes there... More 

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