Not every island within the Galapagos are good for snorkelling and some are better than others. Don’t expect colourful coral reefs, but you will swim in harmony with seals, sea lions, penguins and turtles, leaving life long memories
The variety of birdlife here is simply incredible. Even if you are not even into birds, you cannot fail to be impressed with a bird whose neck blows up into a bright red balloon to attract a mate, or a totally normal looking bird with 2 blue feet!
Diving in the Galapagos is one of the most advanced dive places in the world, so you will need experience. Expect superb drift dives, cliff drops and diving with some of the most curious animals in the world
The thing to know about the Galapagos is that the mammals have no fear. There are no natural predators on the islands for them, so you actually need to be careful where you walk as it is easy to tread on them.
Discovered in 1535 by a Spanish bishop and brought to the world’s attention in 1835 when the English naturalist Charles Darwin visited and discovered this living laboratory, which inspired his writings on the Theory of Evolution.
Many of the animals on the Galapagos have developed into species different from their continental relatives, and due to the rarity of predators have remained in an isolated world. This lack of fear shown by the wildlife will enable you to get within touching distance of almost any mammal or bird species in the archipelago. In fact, at times, it is difficult to avoid treading on them as they lie on the designated paths, grooming and cleaning themselves.
Manor Cottage, Papermill Lane, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX11 9AH
Latin Odyssey have given a great service, tailoring the trip to meet our needs. All the transfers worked like clockwork and we stayed in some very high quality hotels and a lovely boat in the Galapagos.