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Introducing the Galapagos

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Destination Specialist

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Introducing the Galapagos

Hans Lagerweij provides an introduction to the Galapagos Islands – the perfect destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, active travellers and exploring families.

“The Galapagos are an amazing open-air classroom. No wonder that these islands inspired Darwin, and influenced his theory of natural selection in The Origin of Species!”


The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos are an archipelago of 21 islands in the Pacific Ocean, situated about 560 miles west of Ecuador’s mainland. The islands are of volcanic origin and feature their own unique wildlife. Four islands are inhabited, with a population of 25,000 living on just 3% of the islands’ overall land area. The remaining 97% of the archipelago is protected – forming the Galapagos National Park.