Galapagos Islands

Sitting right atop the Equator, approximately 600 miles directly west of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands had no original inhabitants. They were discovered in 1535 by Tomas de Berlanga, the Spanish Bishop of Panama, when his ship drifted by the islands. Reportedly in the 17th and 18th centuries, ocean pirates used the islands as rendezvous points, as well as for fresh food and water. The Galapagos was finally annexed by Ecuador in 1832, and a decade later, a few small settlements were established on some of the islands. Visited by the English naturalist Charles Darwin in 1835, his subsequent studies of local wildlife noted that almost all of the animals and plants here were endemic to the islands, which of course contributed to his famous theory of natural selection, and put these special islands on the map for the rest of the world to experience. The islands became Ecuador's first national park, and these now aggressively-protected islands and the surrounding marine reserve were both declared World Heritage sites. Travel to these islands is strictly controlled by Ecuador, and a visit to the home of the giant tortoise, marine iguanas, and Darwin's finches must (should) be done through a professional tour operator, of which there are many operating through Quito.
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Peru & Equador with Galápagos Islands 2018

Peru & Equador with Galápagos Islands 201812 days/ 11 nights Lima (3 n) + Cusco (2 n) + Puno (1 n) + Quito (2 n) + Galapagos (3 n)Tours can start in any date of arrival, except in holidays ..

$6,685.00

Amazing Ecuador with Galapagos Islands 2018

14 days/ 13 nightsQuito- Galapagos  Island – Coca - Papallacta-Cotopaxi Program is valid for 1 Pax.Arrivals: on Thursdays ..

$8,810.00

Avenue of Volcanoes & the Galapagos Islands 2018

9 days / 8 nights Prices per person: PROGRAM CITIES HOTELS  DBL S.S  9d/8N Avenue of volcanoes & Galapagos Islands  Quito Hotel Fuente de Piedra I  $      2.128  $&n..

$2,127.50

Fascinating Ecuador with picturesque Galapagos Islands 2018

14 days /13 nightsQUITO– PAPALLACTA – TENA - CASA DEL SUIZO – BAÑOS – RIOBAMBA- INGAPIRCA – CUENCA - CAJAS – GUAYAQUIL - GALAPAGOS ISLANDSProgram is valid from 1 Pax for any date 2018..

$4,485.00

QUITO & GALAPAGOS LOOP 2018

8 days / 7 nights Quito and Galapagos Loop    1-3 pax SGL DBL TRPL   Mainland Ecuador+Galapagos program, 3* hotels  $     4.816  $     3.112  $   ..

$3,111.25

QUITO + SANTA CRUZ EXPRESS 2018

9 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS Quito (3n) + Galapagos (5n)This tour can start on any date of 2018 except holidays and congresses and booked for 1 pax or more..

$2,705.00

QUITO + GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2018

6 days / 5 nights PROGRAM CITIES HOTELS  DBL S.S TPL Recov  6D/5N QUITO + GALAPAGOS ISLANDS  Quito Hotel Fuente de Piedra I $  1,242  $     116  $ ..

$1,242.50

SAN CRISTOBAL EXPRESS 2018

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS PROGRAMThis tour can start on any date of 2018 except holidays and congresses and booked for 1 pax or moreLevel of the Route: Easy to Moderate  Visited Islands: San CristobalActivities: Hikes, Snorkeling, Wildlife observation Meals: B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner Accommodation:  Tourist, Superior Touris..

$1,390.00