Some species of tortoises, iguanas, birds and fish are found nowhere else.
The Galapagos Islands are facing an invasion of Chinese trawlers – but some are cloaking their location by pretending to be in New Zealand waters.
A Galapagos itinerary from Jordan Harvey, a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world.
With as many activities available as islets to explore, the Galapagos Islands offer a trip you won’t forget anytime soon. Renowned diving sites, brilliant hiking, utterly unique flora and fauna and scenic bays offer just a few reasons for you to spend a week or two chartering through the islands, with onshore fine dining offering you the opportunity to mingle with locals and other adventurous souls – the Galapagos really has it all.
The Galapagos Islands are the home to incredible wildlife, tropical beaches, green highlands, and tons of attractions. It does not come as a surprise that these UNESCO World Heritage Site destinations have continued to welcome innumerable tourists, scientists, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers every day of the year.
Planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands? Read on to find out when to visit, where to stay, what to do, and much more to ace your vacation.
The Galápagos Islands promote sustainable tourism by sourcing local guides, managing species’ populations, and limiting tourists.
Although Charles Darwin was on the Galapagos for only five weeks in 1835, the wildlife that he found there inspired him to develop his Theory of Evolution.