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Explore the Galápagos islands on foot, by kayak, mountain bike, snorkelling and diving.
While many people enjoy the Galápagos from a cruise yacht, with gentle exploration of the islands on a guides walk and a bit of swimming, there is indeed much more to see and do to get your adrenaline pumping.
From on board ship you can dive and snorkel, but if you are based in a hotel on one of the larger islands you can take part in other activities for a more intimate knowledge of the volcanic landscape. Volcano hikes, kayaking, surfing and mountain biking are included in some of our Galápagos holidays and also bookable at many of the hotels and also the agencies in Puerto Ayora, the capital. Discover unspoilt landscapes away from the crowds, accompanied only by the trusting wildlife which so outnumbers the human population of the islands.
Activity Rating: moderate
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Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.