Galapagos Islands: the ride of your life

September 1, 11:08 AMOklahoma City Travel ExaminerTerry Zinn


In Spanish, Galapagos, is related to the word saddle, which describes a certain shell shape covering the land tortoise found on the islands by early Spanish explorers. Saddle could not be a better metaphor for the whole Ecuadorian and Galapagos soft adventure experience. A bucket list favorite for travelers, there’s no better time than now to saddle up for the adventure ride of your life in the Galapagos Islands.

It can not be overstated how important your choice is of a tour company when taking an international trip. The details they know how to handle can make or break your travel experience. Ecoventura ( is heartily recommended for their ease of booking and prolific communication to the myriad of questions and requests I had.

Ecoventura is committed to green travel, as exemplified by their newly outfitted 20 guest yacht the M/Y Eric complete with wind turbines and solar panels to supplement energy needs.  Even the local frigid birds join in, as they fly above the ships wind turbines – an anachronistic sight!

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About Rene

About Ecuador, Galápagos, the Hospitality & Tourism industry, Conservation and personal Tidbits from a Swiss Hôtelier working in Ecuador & Galapagos and committed to supporting and encouraging local youngsters in Education, Sports and Environmental protection via my Foundation "Nova Galápagos."
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