The Galapagos Islands are genuinely a dream holiday destination. These legendary islands and islets are strewn like jewels in the Pacific Ocean. They are fiercely protected and visitor numbers are strictly limited. Incredibly, 97% of the National Park is pristine and untouched, so visiting the Galapagos on an activity holiday you'll see the same sights Darwin did over 300 years ago.
Although cloud forest exists on some of the Galapagos Islands, the landscapes are strikingly arid with cactus-dotted volcanoes etched with jet black lava flows that pay testament to the volcanic origin of these islands. This vivid combination of dramatic landscape with azure seas and the incredible array of wildlife is unforgettable.
On an activity holiday on The Galapagos you'll encounter pink flamingos, playful sea lion pups, tropical penguins, giant tortoises, coal-black marine iguanas and rainbows of spectacular fish. All will amaze you, and each island is home to different species and subspecies with various and fascinating adaptations. A characteristic common to all wildlife here is that none fear humans in the slightest. This simple fact leads to encounters with animals so close, so precious and so surreal, that you really will believe you are dreaming. Without question, a visit to the Galapagos Islands will be a source of priceless memories, not to mention a prized stamp in your passport.