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Galapagos Islands Safaris

The inspiration behind Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the Galapagos Islands is home to some of the rarest and most diverse species in the world; a sanctuary for monolithic giant tortoises, charismatic sea lions, diving marine iguanas, and many divergent bird species. Roam this ancient archipelago’s captivating landscapes and snorkel with hammerheads, green turtles, manta rays, and more.

The Galapagos Islands Safari Experience

  • Island Exploration; explore lava tunnels, coral beaches, lagoons and so much more. Each of the 19 major islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago features their own natural world highlights.
  • Visit Cormorant Bay on Floreana in June or July to see vast flocks of flamingos mating and doing synchronised dancing.
  • Get up close to the wildlife on walking safaris, from land iguanas and blue footed boobies to the giant tortoise.
  • Relax on beautiful Pacific beaches and snorkel and swim beside cheeky sea lions

Why NWS for your Galapagos Islands Safari?

  • We offer you the opportunity to get off the beaten track for extraordinary wildlife encounters in tune with the natural environment, visiting as true explorers, and keeping our human footprint on this unique environment to a minimum. Avoiding the tourist trail you'll be able to experience the Galapagos in solitude.
  • Working with only the best vessels, we ensure you have access to superior guiding services
  • Mix traditional cruises with land-based options to create a different focus to your bespoke itinerary.
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How much does Galapagos Islands cost?

Typically, expect to budget around $8,000 per person for an 8-day land safari in the Galapagos Islands. If you'd like to also include mainland Ecuador in your trip, we recommend visiting the Andes, cloud forest and the Amazon rainforest before heading over to the Galapagos for some land or sea-based exploration. For a longer 18-day itinerary visiting these spots, you can expect to budget around $14,000 per person.

When to go to the Galapagos Islands?

The best time to go to the Galapagos Islands is between December and June. The archipelago does not experience any particularly drastic changes in climate throughout the year but there are two distinct seasons. Read more here.

Where to stay in the Galapagos Islands?

You can explore the Galapagos archipelago via a chartered yacht, stay in a luxurious eco lodge, or combine the two for the ultimate Galapagos experience. From luxurious sailing vessels to an African-style safari camp, we promise real intimacy, comfort, and authenticity. Read more here.

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What are some facts about the Galapagos Islands?

  • The Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site located off the coast of Ecuador, are renowned for their unparalleled biodiversity and remarkable wildlife, including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and marine iguanas, which inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
  • The volcanic islands boast a unique geology, with diverse landscapes ranging from barren lava fields to lush forests.
  • Around 97% of reptiles and land mammals, 80% of land birds, and 30% of plants found here are endemic, and have exceptional ecological significance.
  • The islands are a haven for marine life as well, with marine iguanas and the only penguin species north of the equator.
  • Rigorous conservation efforts are in place to protect this delicate ecosystem, making the Galapagos Islands a haven for nature enthusiasts and a living laboratory of evolution.

Where are the Galapagos islands?

The Galapagos Islands are in the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of South America. Specifically, they are situated approximately 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) west of Ecuador, which is the country to which the islands belong. The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their unique and diverse wildlife, and their isolated location has contributed to the evolution of many species found nowhere else on Earth.