This Ecuadorian archipelago, where in 1835 Charles Darwin famously conceived of the theory of evolution, is composed of a set of 18 main islands and 3 very small islands, all volcanic in origin. The islands are located 906 km (563 miles) west of the Ecuadorian mainland and are the main tourist attraction of that biologically-diverse country. As so much has been written about the Galápagos and there are so many published itineraries available for the islands, SouthWild chooses to restrict our recommendation to what we think are the two greatest wildlife attractions of the islands and about the best, lowest-carbon way to enjoy them.
It is important to talk with us about how to build your itinerary around those two species while staying on land on one of the three islands that offers good lodging. You easily can add many of the other classic Galápagos species to an itinerary that starts by guaranteeing great experiences snorkeling with those two species, which are so exceedingly beautiful to watch swimming underwater.