The Galapagos Islands
We saw so many incredible animals and met so many unique people on our boat. All of our transfers went flawlessly from flying into Quito to our last day in Guayaquil. Thank you for arranging a great vacation!
This was a great trip for a family with children the ages of ours. They could keep up the entire time with the activities and truly enjoyed being around the animals. The sailing itinerary was perfect as we got to see every animal that we wanted (sea lions, giant tortoises, iguanas, boobies, flamingos, eagle rays, sharks, dolphins) and our days were so full that we fell asleep every night at 8 o'clock.
We are telling all of our friends that they must visit the Galapagos!
Thanks for your help in designing our trip.
D. Gibson, USA
Lying almost 1,000 km off the Ecuadorian coast, The Galapagos Islands or, as the Spaniards called them, the "Bewitched Isles", are home to a number of wildlife species that cannot be found elsewhere in the world such as Darwin's finches, blue-footed boobies, lava lizards, flightless cormorants and the endangered giant tortoise. Many more animals can be found in the waters surrounding the isles including the world's only penguin to live in tropical waters.
Although people tend to think of the Galapagos in terms of the unique creatures to be found here, it is also the site of some unusual landscapes with lovely white beaches, unusual plant life and haunting volcanic landscapes.
The best way to enjoy a Galapagos tour is by cruise ship and the longer you can spend, the more diversity you will be able to see. Snorkeling is a featured activity but divers will find this to be a veritable paradise. Because of the protected status of the archipelago, it is easy to get close to the animals that live here in a world that is practically unchanged since Charles Darwin first spent time here.
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