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

 

Trip Advisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g294310-i6637-k10588262-Cnh_tours-Galapagos_Islands.html

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g294310-i6637-k11232253-CNH_Tours_review-Galapagos_Islands.html

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 of a lifetime. We are very experienced travellers and would not have changed a thing. The Samba was always in immaculate condition. We especially appreciated the crew's efforts to make our son's wedding a magical event. We hope to do the NW itinerary in the future on the Samba with the same naturalist-- and the same crew, if possible!

December 2018

Bente and Andrew McAlister
Ottawa, Canada

 

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