Galapagos Islands Tours, Cruises & Vacations
The remote archipelago of the Galapagos Islands sits in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from mainland Ecuador and is made up of 18 main islands, and numerous smaller ones. These volcanic isles are strewn either side of the equator line and have been designated a marine wildlife reserve in their entirety, supporting as they do some incredible and unique ecosystems. The Galapagos Islands are famous for being instrumental in the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, including that of natural selection. Having been so cut off from the rest of the world, the animals that live there were left to evolve over time without any influence from incoming species. Numerous unique mammals, reptiles and birds have developed in this harsh environment, making it a living laboratory for the evolution of species.
The delicate ecological balance of the Galapagos Islands reveals both the beauty and cruelty of the natural world like no other place on the planet. The wildlife here is nothing short of fascinating, with giant turtles, marine iguanas and a huge array of bird life, from blue-footed boobies to the magnificent frigate bird. These islands are Ecuador’s most visited destination, and you can take a look at an example of a tour you could take: Natural Selection – Amazon & Galapagos Tour, including Quito, a Galapagos Islands cruise and the Amazon rainforest.
Start creating your tailor-made tour to the Galapagos Islands
To start creating your ideal, personalised tour to the Galapagos Islands (cruise and / or island hopping), please complete and send this form. Our Ecuadorian partner will be in touch shortly: