INTRODUCING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
These are the faraway islands that inspired Chares Darwin’s theory of natural selection and evolution. You’ll be amazed by how close you can get to some truly astonishing species, including rare reptiles and birds. Sail through this magical archipelago, wander the natural beauty, and then relax back to your luxury hotel with some fabulous memories.
Escape to these truly remote islands and marvel at a myriad of creatures found nowhere else on earth.
Things to do
This is why Darwin came to the Galapagos Islands. The red throated display of the frigate bird; the odd feet of the blue-footed booby; the vast magnificence of the Galapagos giant tortoise. All unique, and all captivating.
The best way to see these far-flung islands is by boat. You can take a tour, or hire a private yacht yourself – just remember to book well in advance as they can get booked up. Make time to visit the Charles Darwin Foundation on Puerto Ayora for its incredible animal exhibits.
There are so many distinctive species on land that it’s easy to forget about a whole other world that’s below the sea’s surface. You can hire snorkelling or diving equipment to get closer to hammerhead sharks, manta rays, sea lions and a huge variety of wildlife.
There’s an unwritten rule on the islands that animals must not be disturbed. Try to keep at least two metres or so distance from any creature in the wild.
Top tip from SLH