The Galaven is the perfect cruise choice for Galapagos Island travelers on a mid-range budget. This 88-foot motorized yacht, outfitted for 20 passengers, has luxurious details for an economical fare. Throughout the ship, high-polished wood trim and wood floors gleam. The intimate indoor sitting area includes a library with TV and DVD player for daily presentations by the two bilingual national park naturalist guides. The spacious eating area allows comfortable dining with stunning views of the Galapagos archipelago.
Ecuador is a gastronomic paradise. From the Andes to the coast, there are so many tasty dishes. Ceviche is one of the most famous. There are several ways to prepare this dish, and the recipes vary from one region to another, but it is more or less a type of soup made from the juices of citrus fruits, shrimp, fish (or both), and cilantro.
With the passing of the New Year, the animals of the Galapagos start to nest, lay eggs and preform their mating rituals. Use our guide of the natural calendar in the islands over the winter holidays to see the animals of the archipelago during their prime.
Photography in the Galapagos is a bucketlist destination for professionals in the field the same way that it’s a dream vacation for divers. The stunning scenes that develop out of everyday events form pictures that will be passed around the dinner table more than once after returning home.