Galapagos animals: what to see & where
From sea-going lizards to the dancing birds, get to know the extraordinary range of Galapagos animals and discover which…
This stunning archipelago is made up of 13 major islands, formed by enormous volcanic eruptions and only inhabited by humans less than 200 years ago. It is Darwin's living laboratory of evolution and provides unique opportunities for viewing wildlife at close range.
The Galapagos Islands have inspired botanists and nature-lovers alike. Charles Darwin visited in 1835 and declared "remarkable; it seems to be a little world within itself." The islands are made up of the tops of volcanoes and flourishing with endemic species. Such harsh conditions have forced rapid adaptation in the wildlife here, none more so than in the marine iguanas which had to take to the seas to survive, the only lizard to do so in the entire world.
The Galapagos National Park is dedicated to the preservation of this unique habitat and visits are carefully co-ordinated with fixed itineraries (licensed by the park authorities) for each boats so that the number of visitors at each site is carefully controlled. We offer a wide range of Galapagos cruises to suit all tastes and budgets, and which offer the best way of seeing the different islands.
14 Nights from £8,533 €9,339 $10,092
This tour includes the Amazon rainforest, a Galapagos cruise to experience the stunning friendly wildlife and an insight into the colonial charm of Quito, high in the mountain…
19 Nights from £5,950 €6,240 $6,735
Close encounters with friendly wildlife on the Galapagos Islands cruise and experience fascinating cultures in the exuberant rainforest and by the volcanoes on the Andean moun…
14 Nights from £5,928 €6,213 $6,706
Visit the mountain villages with local markets, along the Avenue of Volcanoes, high in the Andes. Take a cruise in the Galapagos Islands to observe the abundant friendly wildl…
Ninos Galapagos Tour
13 Nights from £4,800 €4,860 $5,240
Close encounters with tame wildlife are a unique experience for youngsters to develop an appreciation of the natural world. Doing so with family builds a bond for life.
9 Nights from £4,693 €4,731 $5,100
The essential tour of the Galapagos, and the quickest way to get to the islands to discover the wildlife.
Endemico Deluxe Tour
12 Nights from £5,995 €6,294 $6,793
Combine the colonial splendour of Quito and the exuberance of the cloud forest with a deluxe island hopping experience in the enchanted islands of the Galapagos archipelago.
17 Nights from £5,394 €5,573 $6,012
Cruise the Galapagos Islands and experience the culture and Inca heritage of the Andean region. Option to continue to Lake Titicaca, La Paz and the stunning setting of Rio de…
17 Nights from £7,597 €8,217 $8,876
Cruise the Galapagos Islands for close encounters with friendly wildlife, combined with the landscapes of the Andean mountains, colonial heritage and ancient Inca civilisation…
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