TRANSCORD and the Galapagos Islands
known as the Archipelago of Colon, the Galapagos rest 972
kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. The Archipelago covers
approximately 8.000 km2 and consists of six main islands (Isabela,
San Cristobal, Santa Cruz,
Floreana, Santiago, and Fernandina), 12 smaller islands, 42
islets, and countless small rock formations.
Iguana on Plazas Island
Islands began emerging from the Pacific Ocean 5 million years
ago after hundreds of thousands of years of underwater volcanic
literally risen from the sea, the Galapagos are in a position
of near absolute isolation, a living laboratory and a perfect
place for evolution as Mr. Darwin discovered. The fact that
the Galapagos have never been connected to a continent, along
with their location at the confluence of three distinct oceanic
currents, and their varied topography, have given birth to
an amazing number of endemic life forms. The Galapagos are
truly one of the great wonders of the world. Who can resist
the image of a mystical moonscape on earth, giant tortoises
large enough to ride, prehistoric iguanas basking in the sun,
and sea lions playing in the surf.
consider a tour of Ecuador to be incomplete without having
seen the Galapagos Islands. One-week yacht tours of the Galapagos
are the norm, and truly the best way to see the Enchanted
Islands, as the Galapagos are also known. Each cruise has
its own established route, and prices vary depending on the
quality and itinerary of the yacht.
REISEN are experts in Galapagos tourism. Co-founder and
active partner Mr. Rolf-D. Sievers, has been resident of the
Galapagos since 1963 and played a vital part in opening of
the Galapagos to international tourism in the late 1960s.
Since then, he has built the Hotel Delfín on Santa Cruz Island,
he has owned several touring yachts, and he now owns the M/S
REINA SILVIA, one of the finest vessels in the Galapagos waters.
REISEN offers affordable, customized excursions to the Galapagos
Islands, the Amazon rainforest, and the Ecuadorian Andes.
Transcord has been unlocking the secrets of Ecuador and the
- capped mountains
by providing top quality tours throughout Ecuador we have
gained a reputation as one of Ecuador's best tour operators.
Transcord has the experience and the knowledge of Ecuador
and the Galapagos necessary to make whatever tour you choose
an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience.
Galapagos tour with Transcord today, no one is better prepared
to help you experience the Galapagos!
further details, please contact TRANSCORD REISEN
tel: 593-2-2467441 - fax: 593-2-2467443 Ave. Republica
de El Salvador 112 y Shyris
Edif Onix Quito, Ecuador email: email@example.com