Fernandina (Narborough) Island

Fernandina is located at the west end of the archipelago. The colossal shield of Fernandina volcano reaches 1494 m and is still very active. The island has a surface area of 643 sqkm2 and it is the youngest and most pristine island in Galapagos, with no introduced species to date and recent lava flows formed by an active volcano are evident. Along the shoreline hundreds of marine iguanas form the largest colony found in Galapagos. Sea lions with resident bulls guard their territory. Flightless cormorants build their nests on the point. Galapagos hawks fly overhead. Snorkeling possible.

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Its vegetation, typical of the arid zone, is concentrated in kipukas (small areas left untouched by recent lava). Also here you can find some representative plants such as the mangroves, brachycereus cactus and mollugo snodrassii.

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

Spencer & Joanne Korte / Wisconsing-USA
2008-06-04, 09:14
Thank you for planning such a beautiful and educational trip. We really liked the country,specially the volcanoes. We think people are making a big mistake by just going to the Galapagos Islands. They should visit the mainland also.
Cris, Juan Fernando and Elisabeth were very knowledgable and fun to work with.

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