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.

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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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Many thanks to you for helping us plan and execute a truly marvelous trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  We had a great time, no mishaps, no drama.  Everything went as planned. The accommodations, food and people everywhere were more than we expected.  Certainly our time on the Samba was the highlight of our trip.  The highlight of our stay on the Samba was that we were able to swim with a pod of dolphins, not only once, but twice.

 

Charlie MIlls
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