Galapagos Expedition - Your Best Ever Holiday?
The Galapagos Islands are so teeming with wildlife, natural wonders and abundant seas, it's no surprise that when 26-year-old Charles Darwin arrived on the HMS Beagle in 1835, the samples he collected would lead to his controversial Theory of Evolution. Now is your chance to follow in his footsteps to take in the earth’s most beautiful and abundant islands.
After flying from Ecuador to Baltra, your spirits will be uplifted as you hike along an uplifted section of seafloor in Urbina Bay. Then it’s all aboard speedy Zodiacs for an excursion to Tagus Cove to see penguins, flightless cormorants, pelicans and a chance to snorkel and swim in the crystal turquoise waters of the Pacific.
What Else Can I Expect On Darwin's Playground?
Literally following Darwin, you’ll hike to the top of a glorious dormant volcano for a dramatic panorama, including famed Pinnacle Rock plus craters, cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones and broken lava tunnels which run down from the summit.
At Bachas Beach and Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island you’ll see iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea turtles and no visit to The Galapagos are complete without a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, famous for its Giant Tortoise breeding program…
If ten days in Paradise is not enough, you can pair this trip with a classic South American expedition to create a true Southern Hemisphere experience!
- Earth’s most beautiful and abundant islands
- See the wildlife that inspired Darwin's Origin of Species
- Zodiac trips and snorkelling in crystal turquoise waters
- Hike dormant volcano craters, cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones & lava tunnels
- Charles Darwin Research Station, famous for its Giant Tortoise breeding program