Galapagos

Galapagos

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is a unique an unforgettable experience. The archipelago is world-renowned for its wildlife and beauty. One of the a few natural sanctuaries still left in the world.

Andeanface can find the right boat for your expectations since we have access to a large selection of quality cruises. Each of the boats that we use has been selected to offer the highest levels of service in their class.

Galapagos Animals are Found Nowhere Else in the WorldLocated on the Equator, 1000 kilometres off the Ecuadorian coast, the Galapagos consist of six main islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, Santiago and Fernandina. There are also twelve smaller Islands, as well as over forty small islets.

The Galapagos have never been connected with the continent. Gradually, over many hundred thousands of years, animals and plants from over the seas developed there, and as time went by they adapted themselves to the Galapagos conditions and came to differ more and more from their continental ancestors. Thus many of them are unique: a quarter of the species of shore fish, half of the plants and almost all the reptiles are found nowhere else. In many cases different forms have evolved on the different islands.

Galapagos Animals are Found Nowhere Else in the WorldCharles Darwin recognised this speciation within the archipelago when he visited the Galapagos on the Beagle in 1835 and his observations played a big role in his formulation of the theory of evolution, "The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection", in 1859. It was to cause a major storm of controversy and to earn Darwin’s recognition as the man who "provided a foundation for the entire structure of modern biology".

Join us in the amazing Galapagos Islands to visit one of the most undisturbed ecosystems in the world!

 

 

 

Galapagos - Highlights

Enjoy one of the most impressive places of the natural world:

      • Visit Darwin’s enchanted Islands.
      • Get to see one of the few natural sanctuaries still left in the planet.
      • Visit one of the most undisturbed ecosystems in the world!

Galapagos - Books

Suggested reading about the Galapagos:

The Galapagos Islands: The essential handbook for exploring, enjoying and understanding Darwin’s Enchanted Islands, Marylee Stephenson.

The Galapagos Islands: A Natural History Guide, Pierre Constant, Odyssey Illustrated Guide, sixth edition.

Evolution Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands, Edward J. Larson.

Other Adventures

Andeanface offers four "other adventures" extensions:
Galapagos – Darwin’s enchanted Islands
Cloud Forest – birdwatcher’s paradise
Amazon Jungle – fabulous biodiversity
Rafting - unrivalled white-water destination