Galapagos Tours & Holidays
Escorted Touring Holidays to Galapagos
Experience the Galapagos' numerous islands and varied environments, from rugged volcanoes to paradise beaches to lush nature reserves.
600 miles to the west Ecuador’s mainland lies a chain of 19 magnificent islands, renowned for the unique wildlife which played a critical role in Charles Darwin’s study of natural selection. The Galapagos Islands consist of 13 major islands sprinkled across 23,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean, at a point where a number of ocean currents converge.
A holiday in the Galapagos offers the rare opportunity to see wildlife and landscapes that you are likely to have never seen before. While the islands were only granted wildlife sanctuary in status, and its UNESCO listing in 1978, the islands have long been a haven for biodiversity, with many of its flora and fauna to be found nowhere else on the planet, thanks to years of and years isolation. The islands’ giant tortoises have some of the longest life spans of any other animal, living for up to 150 years. The marine iguana also calls the Galapagos home. This reptile is extremely unique, with vibrant colours and an aquatic lifestyle. Because of the unique tides of the islands, alongside tropical animals lie animals usually occupying colder environments, including penguins and fur seals.
An escorted tour to the Galapagos Islands is the perfect opportunity to see one of Latin America’s most strikingly diverse places. During your holiday, visit the intriguing Charles Darwin Research Centre and snorkel in the pristine waters of Academy Bay amidst turtles and sea lions, all with the help of expert local guide.
Things to do in The Galapagos Islands
Nature-lovers can prepare for the holiday of a lifetime, with island hopping and special encounters with animals.
See the giant tortoises
Take a dip at Tortuga Beach
Take a boat to go whale watching