Fernandina Island is a remote, rocky, rugged island in the Galapagos with spectacular views of the Pacific – and plenty of strange wildlife.
The Galapagos Islands consist of 19 different islands, situated 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador. They are known for their abundance of wildlife, which has evolved on its own in a natural habitat that is highly protected from development. As you explore this beautiful remote island you’ll have a chance to see many interesting creatures including pelicans, sally lightfoot crabs, [...]
We all know that the Galapagos Islands are a world-class destination full of adventure. However, going out in search of adventure doesn’t necessarily mean I have to sacrifice my comfort. Every detail counts. Whenever I get a good night’s rest, I can easily focus all my senses on the beautiful slice of paradise that surroundings me the morning after. A good shower and a delicious moment of introspection don’t hurt either. I open my eyes and suddenly find myself immersed in a dream: the Galapagos Islands. But planning and following through with a trip that’s [...]
The Galapagos Islands will prove to be a fascinating experience for all kinds of travelers. However, one question you should ask yourself before your journey is: should I stay at a hotel or in a Galapagos Cruise? It’s important to recognize that both options allow you to experience the Galapagos Islands at their most beautiful – they just provide you with different ways to go about it.
So – how exactly can you know which option is best for you and your family? There’s a long list of things you should consider prior to making your [...]
The first things parents look for on a trip is to make sure it’s safe, fun (for the kids) and relaxing (for them). When looking at your options, especially if you’re going somewhere special, you want to make it a rewarding experience that involves both learning and enjoyment. At the same time, you also want to make sure that there will be enough activities for the kids so as to give yourself some time to enjoy the place itself. The Galapagos Islands offer everything parents look for in a [...]
Spring Break is a great time to bond with the fam or travel with a group of friends to exotic waters. Few places on Earth, however, offer possibilities as wonderfully varied as the Galapagos Islands. Nestled off the shores of Ecuador, this natural wonder is one of the most spectacular sights on this side of the world. Expect to visit rugged volcanic landscapes interspersed by crystalline waters and picture-perfect sceneries, encounter animals unlike any you’ve ever seen before (giants turtles, blue-footed boobies, [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day from Metropolitan Touring! On this very special day, Ecuador always comes to mind as being a very romantic destination. From the Andean highlands up in Quito (the capital), to the unique cloud forest of the Choco bio-regions all the way to the remote and inspiring Enchanted Islands, this special country offers you the opportunity to explore nature with your loved ones from the comfort of luxurious hospitality and top service.Get away to the Enchanted Isles
The Galapagos archipelago’s remote location allows you to feel like you [...]
The Galapagos Islands experience two distinct seasons: one hot and very sunny and the other dry and breezy. These climatic conditions change the tone of life on the islands and determine what kind of vegetation is flourishing and what kind of wildlife is out in the open. However, the upside of being on a remote island in the Pacific is that there are no seasonal migration patterns – it’s too far away for the animals to leave for part of the year. So no matter whether you get to witness the dry season or the hot season in Galapagos, you’ll have great [...]
Be prepared to take one of the best trips that you could ever imagine. As soon as you land in one of the two airports in Galapagos (Baltra or San Cristobal) you will automatically feel the positive energies of the enchanted islands. Before travelling to the Galapagos, there are a few tips that you should know so that your stay fulfills all of your expectations.What you need for your Galapagos cruise: Sunblock
The weather in the Galapagos ranges between 69ºF-84ºF in which the warm season is from January-June and the dry season from [...]
So, you´re thinking about traveling to Galapagos but you’re not sure whether to travel by sea or go island hopping. Though both options promise enchanting experiences, we believe that cruises offer the best option to make the most out of your limited time.On a cruise you can cover more ground
To the surprise of many, the distances between islands are quite large, so visiting every tourist attraction by your own means will most likely be limited. If you´re island hopping on your own your arrival and departure times will often depend on [...]