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Galápagos Tours

Situated in the heart of the Pacific Ocean and part of Ecuador, these enchanting islands have captured the imagination of adventurers and scientists alike for centuries. Home to a wide array of species the Galápagos Islands provides the perfect setting for an adventure holiday.

Nestled off the coast of Ecuador, these pristine islands are a living laboratory of evolution, boasting unique wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. From ancient giant tortoises to marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies, the Galápagos Islands offer an unparalleled opportunity to witness nature's wonders up close. With their diverse landscapes, crystal clear waters and strict conservation efforts, these islands provide an exceptional haven for travellers seeking an immersive and awe-inspiring encounter with the natural world.

Highlights of the Galápagos

Encountering the giant tortoise is a cherished highlight of the Galápagos Islands, offering a rare and humbling connection to Earth's ancient past. These majestic creatures, known for their colossal size and gentle demeanour, are living relics that embody the archipelago's unique history. Witnessing them in their natural habitat is a profound experience allowing you to step into the same world that once captivated Charles Darwin. 

What to do in the Galápagos

Snorkelling in the Galápagos

Snorkelling in the Galápagos Islands is something that you cannot miss. Submerging into the crystal clear waters, you become part of an underwater world teeming with vibrant marine life found nowhere else on Earth. Swimming alongside playful sea lions, graceful sea turtles, swimming iguanas and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish unveils a mesmerising spectacle of biodiversity.

Explore the geological wonders

The islands showcase an astonishing variety of volcanic landscapes including dramatic craters, rugged lava fields and surreal rock formations. Visitors can hike through these unique terrains, such as the Sullivan Bay with its pristine black lava flows or the dramatic Sierra Negra volcano. These geological wonders offer a fascinating glimpse into the Earth's natural processes and a striking contrast to the islands' abundant biodiversity, making them a compelling aspect of any Galápagos adventure.

More information about the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are a destination that can be enjoyed all year round. However, many experts agree that the prime period for visiting the islands falls between December and May. During this time, the islands experience the warm season, offering clear and warm ocean conditions that are perfect for snorkelling and diving.

Wildlife you can expect to see on Galápagos tours

Galapagos tours promise encounters with an extraordinary array of unique and endemic wildlife. Here are some of the most amazing animals and birds that you are likely to witness.

Giant tortoises

Galápagos tours often include visits to breeding centres and reserves where you can observe these iconic giants up close.

Blue-footed boobies


These charming seabirds are a highlight of Galápagos tours with their vivid blue feet on display during their famous courtship dance.

Marine iguanas

Galápagos tours provide excellent chances to see these prehistoric-looking reptiles as they bask on rocky shores and dive for algae.

Galápagos penguins

The Galápagos Islands are home to the only penguin species found north of the equator, making them a must-see on Galapagos tours.

Sea lions

Playful and curious sea lions are a common sight during Galápagos tours, both on land and in the water.

Galápagos hawks

These impressive raptors are often spotted during hikes and on boat tours, showcasing their hunting prowess.


Male frigatebirds with their inflated red throat pouches are a captivating sight, often seen during Galápagos tours.

Darwin's finches

A key element of a Galápagos tour is observing Darwin's finches; they played a significant role in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Sharks and rays

While snorkelling and diving, Galápagos tours may offer glimpses of hammerhead sharks, rays and other marine life.






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