The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The islands are quite remote and isolated, lying some 1000 km (620 miles) west of the South American continent. The Galapagos archipelago consists of 13 main islands and 6 smaller islets, which together embrace some 50,000 sq km (19,500 sq miles) of ocean.
The Galápagos archipelago is world renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife. The islands are therefore very popular amongst natural historians, both professional and amateur. Giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species can all be seen and approached.
While you learn Spanish, discover the Galapagos fascinating wildlife, which shows no fear of humans, and try the activities we offer, from snorkeling and diving to kayaking and hiking, or book any of the tours of our partners. Strict controls on tourist access are maintained in an effort to protect the natural habitats and a certified naturalist tour guide must accompany all visitors.