It's back to the airport for your flight to Baltra in the Galápagos islands (2hrs).
1,000km off the coast of Ecuador, one of the world's most famous archipelagos, the Galápagos Islands lie in splendid isolation. They emerged 6 million years ago from a spate of volcanic activity and are home to animal and plant species not found anywhere else on earth. The Islands were the inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which formed the basis of his revolutionary book 'The Origin of Species'. They remain suspended in time, home to giant tortoises, iguanas, penguins, frigate-birds, waved albatross and blue-footed boobies as well as a wealth of rare flora.
Cruising is the most popular way of exploring the islands but the freedom and flexibility of a land-based adventure will suit most families very well. The fascinating and unique wildlife and natural beauty of the islands are matched by the thrill of taking part in active adventures: hiking, kayaking and snorkelling.
You will explore several very different islands on foot, by kayak, swimming and snorkelling, and by small motor launch, accompanied by your English-speaking guide. Travel between the islands is by boat. Discover the wildlife for which the islands are so famous: sea-lions, blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, Darwin's finches and more, all enjoying their natural habitat. You also get to meet some interesting local people and learn about life in the archipelago. Accommodation is not in traditional hotels, rather you stay in a unique wilderness permanent tented camp, and in wooden cabins situated on a gorgeous beach. All well away from other visitors.