The National Park on the Galapagos islands may have a two metre's distance rule that visitors must abide by, but don't expect the animals to steer clear - especially curious infants!
Louisa, Original Diver
Straddling two hemispheres, Ecuador - the smallest of the Andean countries - offers the traveller a striking blend of landscapes, peoples and cultures. Once the Inca Empire's northernmost territory, successive waves of invaders have left their indelible mark on the country.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Head to Darwin and Wolf on a liveaboard for stunning encounters with whale sharks, mantas, hammerheads...if you like big fish then the Galapagos is hard to beat.
- You'll find a unique combination of sun, sea, sand and the opportunity to interact with incredible wildlife (think: snorkelling with baby sea lions!) - what's not to love?
- One of the incredible things about the wildlife both on land and sea is that they remain largely oblivious to the presence of man making encounters all the more close.
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Our Guide to Ecuador & The Galapagos Diving Holidays
We can plan your own micro-invasion of the country with military precision by suggesting itineraries to include a visit to Inca ruins on the hilltops of the Sierra and the beautifully preserved cities of Quito and Cuenca - both rich in art and architecture after 300 years of Spanish rule.
And then of course there is the country's jewel in the crown especially for divers, the Galapagos Islands. Six hundred miles out in the Pacific Ocean lie the fascinating islands, the catalyst for Darwin's theory of evolution. We have visited the islands on several occasions, and know the best boats for every type of trip from family holidays to dive safaris.