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Galapagos Islands

You don´t have to be Charles Darwin to appreciate the Galapagos Islands and the exceptional and unafraid wildlife that are found there. This archipelago of equatorial volcanic islands, almost 1000km of the pacific coast of Ecuador, is one of the world´s most renowned travel destinations for wildlife observation and ecotourism.

Main Attractions

Apart from observing the islands unique wildlife, including giant tortoises, Galapagos iguanas, booby birds and waved albatrosses, you can:

  • Go hiking to gain a greater understanding of the different terrain and vegetation of the islands.
  • Go kayaking to navigate around the islands beaches, often coming into close contact with fish and sea turtles.
  • Go horseback riding which allows you to explore the islands in more depth.
  • Go snorkeling and scuba diving where you can come face to face with rich and colorful marine life.
  • Getting there

    Flights to the Galapagos leave daily from Quito and Guayaquil airports, and cost around $500 for foreigners (around half that for Ecuadorians). You can also get there in a private yacht.

    Best time to go

    The Galapagos Islands have a subtropical climate with two main seasons, and the best time to go depends on what you want to see, as each month offers different natural wonders.
    The warm season is from December to May and the cool season from June to November.

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