The Enchanted Islands
The Galapagos Islands provide a unique opportunity to meet wild animals in their natural habitat. You can swim with playful sea lions, relax close to Galapagos giant turtles and watch the rolling sea next to Marine Iguanas.
Over the centuries, changing ocean currents and airstreams have made it difficult for sailors to locate the islands; as a result they have become known as "the enchanted islands". Due to their remote location, the Galapagos Islands have been able to maintain their unique flora and fauna despite human interference and are today considered a unique paradise on earth where you can relax and share the company of diverse wildlife. The Galapagos Islands are one of the best places in the world to get really close to the wildlife, as most animals here have no natural enemies and behave fearlessly.
Charles Darwin visited Galapagos in 1835: Deeply impressed by their unique nature, he was inspired to write his theory of evolution. By visiting the Galapagos Islands, you too may be inspired by the exclusive scenery of this untouched and unique paradise at the equator. Make time to discover the wonders of the animal and plant kingdom evolving on the Galapagos archipelago.
Explore the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago on a cruise at the equator line; berth in small harbors and drop anchor in silent bays with long white beaches and relax cruising between the islands and watch out for whales, dolphins and flying fish.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” -Jawaharial Nehru-
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn´t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.-
During excursions you explore the endemic flora and fauna of the islands together with your experienced nature guide and swim and snorkel in the pacific, discovering also the tropical under water wildlife of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. With a little bit of luck you can observe a marine turtle slowly passing by or swim with playful sea lions.
Discover the Galapagos combining a comfortable hotel stay on one or several of the islands with day tours into the national park as well as the marine reserve. Trained national park guides will share their knowledge on the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands with you and guide you to the best spots to meet the wildlife. You can chose between organized programs with fixed group departures or set up your own program with a mixture of tours and free days following your own rhythm.