Useful Links

Galapagos Information Centre
Click here to enter the government of Ecuador's excellent web site exclusively dedicated to answering questions about Galapagos.

Reading List
An exhaustive list of reading materials, covering a very wide range of subjects, well ordered for easy browsing.  Headings include ecotourism, Darwin, natural history, birds, biogeography and more!  Our all time favourite (offered to us as a wedding present just before we left for Galapagos) is:  Song of the Dodo, by David Quammen.  This is an excellent introduction to island biogeography - a very enjoyable read, written by a journalist, part travel log, part popular science.  It helped us appreciate the process of speciation and extinction in Galapagos.  My husband read it three times while there.

Health Considerations
General health considerations when travelling to Galapagos and Ecuador.

International Galapagos Tour Operators Association
A standards setting association providing general information on tourism in Galapagos.  CNH Tours is a proud member of this organization.  See its very valuable "GENERAL INFORMATION" section.

Charles Darwin Research Station
Click here for all you ever wanted to know about the natural history of Galapagos and the activities of the famous Charles Darwin Research Station.  An excellent site.

Map of Galapagos
A colourful, informative map of the islands.

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Independent Reviews

Top Adventures:

http://www.top-adventure-tours.com/galapagos-trip.html

Trip Advisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294310-i6637-k3251378-Samba_Cruise_Review_November_2009-Galapagos_Islands.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294310-i6637-k3919218-l28623960-Excellent_Trip_on_Board_Eco_Friendly_Samba_Long_Review-Galapagos_Islands.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294310-i6637-k3364574-Samba-Galapagos_Islands.html

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The trip was fabulous.  I don’t think there was a part of it that could have been better.  Our guide was awesome - he was well educated in Galapagos specific wildlife and geology was expected, but he was also able to compare and contrast what we see at home.  He has a depth of experience/education that was not expected. 

 

Kristen
Jan 2014 - Samba Active Galapagos

 

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