An absolute dream destination for nature and animal lovers, the Galapagos Islands are deservedly one of the most famous archipelagos. Located 1400km west of mainland Ecuador and reached by small boats, the islands are a strictly protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from San Cristobal where you’ll find hotels, restaurants and entertainment they are sparsely populated. With a massive selection of endemic species it’s clear how a visit to the Galapagos influenced the young Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands
Santa Cruz Island
Recommended Ecuador/Galapagos Tours
Places: Quito (2 days) → Galapagos (4) → Lima (2) → Sacred Valley (1) → Cusco (2) → Lima (1)
Tour Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site...
For the traveler looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise with style and comfort, the first class 16 passenger Athala provides an exclusive small yacht atmosphere, excellent accommodations, expert guides and friendly personalized service.