I’m really excited to interview Fernando Diez of Quasar Expeditions about the Galapagos Islands. Fernando’s tips for the best things to do in the Galapagos Islands are awesome because his family has been guiding visitors around the Galapagos Islands for 37 years. They specialize in unforgettable, immersive experiences at each of the destinations they serve.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Ecuador Travel (the Official Site of International Promotion of the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador), the UNESCO World Heritage website, and the Galapagos Conservancy. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around the Galapagos Islands
To get to the Galapagos Island Fernando says to fly into either Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport (UIO) or José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). After flying into one of those airports you can then take a domestic flight to connect to the Galapagos Islands. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Fernando says that there is no reason to rent a car when visiting the islands. The best way to see the islands is to take a multi-day cruise, so you don’t have to worry about hotels or transportation.
Places we talked about on the Galapagos Islands podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Fernando Diez about the Galapagos Islands. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in the Galapagos Islands
- Green dots = best things to do in the Galapagos Islands
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in the Galapagos Islands
Who is Fernando Diez?
Fernando is the son (2nd of 3 boys) of the founders of Quasar Expeditions, as well as the Director of Marketing for the company. He spent a lot of his childhood in the Galapagos and knew, from a very young age, that he wanted to work in the family business and stay connected with the Islands.
After graduating from high school in Ecuador, he went to college in the United States. He came back to Galapagos right after graduating. He lived in Ecuador for 7 years before moving down to Chile to start the company’s Patagonia programs.
To learn more about Quasar Expeditions check out the videos below :
- An Adventure For Tomorrow – Full Version
- Why Choose Quasar Expeditions?
- Tips for Visiting the Galapagos: Q&A with Actor Blair Underwood
You can connect with Fernando on his website and social media on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Check out these exclusive offers for Galapagos luxury cruises to save money on your Galapagos Islands adventure.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
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Related episodes for the Galapagos Islands
To learn more about areas surrounding the Galapagos Islands listen to the episodes below: