Galapagos Islands

Many wildlife-lovers dream of a trip to the snow-white sands and unspoiled nature of the Galapagos Islands, those almost mystical lands that so frequently get mentioned in nature documentaries or the news. Most have no idea how to get there. Fortunately, with so many tour operators at our disposal (the benefits of being independent) we’ve options that will fit your budget. Trust us, it’s worth the journey.

Around 60 species live on the islands, of which half are only found on the Galapagos; land iguanas, lava lizards, geckos and snakes, and a wide range of birds are all waiting to be discovered. Visitors often come as part of an organised tour, which can be simpler (and a bit more pricey) but it isn’t essential. Anyone can stay on the islands of Santa Cruz or San Cristobal, and there will be a wide selection of last minute bookings available for wildlife tours or to the more remote islands. Take a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, and consider leaving a small donation to help with ongoing efforts to preserve the islands. Snorkelling, hiking and kayaking are also possible, though in controlled areas.

Whether you’re looking for proof of evolution, for an opportunity to photograph wildlife that won’t hide from you, or just to get up close and personal with a wide range of unique creatures, a visit to ‘The Enchanted Islands’ will be one you never forget.

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