The Galápagos Islands are a haven for animal species of all types – but what can you spot and where? Vienna Bruce gives us the lowdown
The Galápagos Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of Ecuador are famous for their diversity of animals and plants. Home to 11 species of giant tortoises, three large lizards and 85 different species of birds, including the Galápagos penguin, not to mention the abundance of marine life, it’s no wonder Charles Darwin spent six weeks here, studying the flora and fauna of the archipelago. Our wildlife holidays in the Galapagos islands present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to you and your loved ones.
For a limited time, we’re offering savings of up to £1,000 per person on selected voyages between June – April around The Galápagos Islands aboard the Silver Origin.
*Prices start from £8,500pp. On bookings made before 8th Febraury 2023.
San Cristobal Island
One of two airports in the Galápagos is found on San Cristobal, and it will most likely be the launch point for your own adventure. The island is inhabited, but is also home to shore birds, Darwin finches, San Cristobal mockingbirds and the Breeding Centre for Giant Tortoises. On arrival, the first thing you will spot are sea lions. These creatures are found everywhere throughout the islands, so although I don’t mention them again, trust me, they’re there!