Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos is a group of 13 major islands and dozens of smaller islets and rocks that are the result of volcanic activity. The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, the archipelago has been a National Park since 1959. The National Park Administration and the Charles Darwin Research Station, founded in 1964, look after the preservation of the islands, with native mammals, reptiles and birds protected. It is also the home of the famous Lonesome George, the last remaining giant tortoise of his sub-specie.

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Galapagos flora and fauna

Galapagos is considered the living Laboratory of Evolution, filled with an extraordinary population of unique species not afraid of human beings such as the famous Galapagos giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, finches, flightless cormorants, land and marine iguanas, and penguins amongst many others.

Galapagos fauna

In 1835 Charles Darwin visited the island to study its flora and fauna, it is here where he got inspired to write his famous book "The Origin of Species" and sparked a scientific revolution that changed conventional religious beliefs.

Established departures 2017

Birding in the East and West slopes of the Andes
11 days:
July 24 - August 3
October 09 - 19
December 11 – 21

14 days:
July 24 - August 6
October 09 - 22

The Southern Endemics
10 days:
June 28 - July 7
September 06-15
November 29 - December 08

14 days:
June 28 - July 11
September 06-19
November 29 - December 12

Birding Galapagos
8 days:
March 19 - 26
August 13 – 20
November 05 – 12

Travel guide

Adventure lovers will be keen to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon or to climb one of the country’s volcanoes. This tiny country packs a lot of punch and this travel guide can help you make the most of your trip.

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Testimonials

Jonathan Barnard / UK
2016-06-02, 15:12
Andres is one of the best guides i have ever had and this was one of the best trips.
Andrés ensured that everything ran smoothly - both with the birds and the people.

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We can combine cultural and natural destinations for small or large groups, to fit into the dates that you want to travel and that will satisfy the expectations of the most demanding travellers.

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