Galápagos Islands

galápagos sea lion sleeping on a bench

Dive into nature’s workshop

Snorkel with sea lions, soak up the sun with the iguanas or simply marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you – just a typical day in the Galápagos archipelago! Situated 965km (600 mi) off the coast of Ecuador, this isolated haven of biodiversity remains nature’s greatest science laboratory, home to a dazzling array of birds, reptiles, fish and mammals that you won’t find anywhere else. With no known predators, the wildlife here exhibit almost no fear of humans. But really, if you got to lay about on the stark lava fields of Rábida or the white-sand beaches of Española Island, you’d be pretty mellow, too.

Experience the Galápagos with G Adventures

Featured blog posts

Instagrams of the Week: Galápagos Islands

Feb. 20, 2015, 5:19 p.m.

Our Instagrams of the Week make it clear that wildlife and landscape remain the stars of the show in the Galápagos Islands. And we wouldn't want it any other way

Your Planet in 7 Seconds: Blue-footed booby

Feb. 19, 2015, 6:10 p.m.

This week on "Your Planet in 7 Seconds", we're asking you – what is this curious (and cute) Galápagos blue-footed booby looking at? Tell us what you think has caught his eye.

What can you expect on a Galápagos tour?

people watch a galapagos tortoise

Uncommon experiences

The Galápagos is one of those wonderful, singular places that lends itself to truly unique experiences. Drop off some mail at Post Office Bay on Floreana, study tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz, and pass through majestic Kicker Rock off San Cristóbal Island. Best of all: That’s only the beginning.
galapagos sea lion swimming

Hiking & Wildlife spotting

Not all of the Galápagos’ natural attractions swim, scuttle and fly. Active volcanoes abound here, and you’ll get the chance to get up-close and personal with one during a hike on Isabela Island’s Sierra Negra volcano crater and trekking across volcanic beaches in search of amazing wildlife such as boobies, cormorants and iguanas.
two men snorkelling


In the Galápagos, the fun doesn’t stop once you reach the shore. Getting out to swim and snorkel with the islands’ exotic creatures—including sea turtles, hammerhead sharks and sea lions—is one of the most amazing experiences you can have out here, and we do our best to ensure you spend as much time in the water as you can.

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