Whether or not you have an interest in natural history, Galapagos is one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations. Officially the territory of Ecuador, the UNESCO-listed archipelago is where Charles Darwin formed the basis of “The Origin of the Species” in 1859 and consists of 22 islands and more than 107 islets. Galapagos lies some 1,200 km from the Ecuadorian mainland and must be reached by plane from either Quito or Guayaquil – a journey of up to three hours.
The islands are the perfect destination to enjoy a range of activities, including trekking, snorkelling, kayaking and diving. Scuba divers will be in paradise, as Galapagos is considered among the world’s top ten best diving locations.
A cruise is a great way to experience Galapagos. With Haugan Cruises you will have the chance to visit the different islands, all of which have unique landscapes and are rich in wildlife. Haugan Cruises has 14 years of experience operating in Galapagos and offers different programmes ranging from four to 15 days. The company operates two luxury yachts, “MC Ocean Spray” and “MC Petrel”, each with an onboard team that provide a superb service catering to the most diverse requirements. The “Trimaran Camila” is brand new for 2018. Each boat has the capacity for 16 people, with spacious cabins ranging from 23 up to 40 sqm in size. All have private balconies, an onboard cruise manager, as well as an AAA naturalist guide.
Additionally, the Red Mangrove Hotel, an iconic and waterfront hotel on Santa Cruz island, has been acquired by Haugan and rebranded as the Red Mangrove Hotel by Haugan. Wildlife-spotting from the deck of the hotel, combined with a gorgeous view of Academy Bay are some the highlights of this property. The Red Mangrove Hotel is located a few steps from Charles Darwin Station and a two-minute walk from Puerto Ayora town, making it an excellent way to discover Galapagos.
The hotel has six superior rooms, six standard rooms and five suites which can be booked by the night or through four, five or eight-day packages depending of guests’ requirements. The hotel has been refurbished according to Haugan Group’s exacting standards.