Galápagos National Park, established in 1959 and its Ecuador's first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ecuador, Quito -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2013 -- No visit to the Galapagos Island Ecuador is complete without a visit to the Galapagos National Park. And this is not really because that this is a large part of the island itself but also because it is the most scenic and beautiful place to visit while on the island.
Ecuador tours have always included a visit to the Galapagos National Park, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The Park was actually established in 1959 and has the honor of being the oldest one in Ecuador. The total area of the National Park covers nearly 97% of the total area in Galapagos Island Ecuador and is relatively uninhabited. This is one of the reasons why conservation and preservation became essential and it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The natural beauty and exotic flora and fauna of the region are definitely found in abundance within the Galapagos National Park. Exploring the Park as part of trips to Galapagos Islands is definitely worth the experience. The Park has a fully committed and well-developed management system, which consists of park rangers and the supervisor. Given the exotic nature of the park, there are several species that are both indigenous as well as rare, which make for an exotic vacation Galapagos Islands style.
While trips to Galapagos Islands is definitely wonderful, it is equally important to follow the rules and regulations that were set up to protect the native population, both human as well as otherwise. These rules not only ensure the safety of the natural reserves but also of the tourists visiting the islands. Here are some of the important rules and regulations that one must follow when visiting the Galapagos National Park:
- It is important for tourists to be accompanied by a certified guide of the Galapagos National Park. Irrespective of whether these are cruises or daily tours, certified guides are absolutely essential.
- It is important to ensure that tourists follow the marked trails and never leave it.
- Given that the island and the Park are filled with several species of exotic animals and flora, it is important not to touch them or get close to the animals.
- Littering, smoking and carrying of food are prohibited within the boundaries of the Galapagos National Park to maintain its pristine beauty.
- It is also important to remove any dirt or mud that is present on the soles of shoes to avoid carrying any seed that may impact the nature of these islands.
- Finally, it is important to always ensure that tourists are part of a group and not traveling alone.
Trips to Galapagos Islands can be real fun and full of wonderful surprises but the more important factor is to ensure natural harmony in the region by following the rules as mentioned above.
About Nature Galapagos
Nature Galapagos & Ecuador and San Vicente Group consortium is a local tour operator, owner of San Vicente Galapagos Hotel & Laguna Galapagos Hotel. Our headquarters are both, in Quito – Ecuador and in Isabela Island – Galapagos.
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