Travel in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on an island safari 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Half of the species on this remote volcanic archipelago are found nowhere else on earth. See giant tortoises, marine iguanas, tropical penguins, boobies, and albatross. Exploring the Galapagos Islands you'll feel like you're in movie, swimming with sea lions and dolphins.
Tours & Packages to the Galapagos
Our family just returned from our first Friendly Planet trip. We went to the Galapagos Islands. The arrangements went so smoothly. All the hotels were even nicer than we had anticipated and the guides were wonderful. There was not one hitch or issue. We can't recommend Friendly Planet highly enough. We had one glitch when the airline that provided transportation between the US and Ecuador stopped flying certain routes but Friendly Planet worked with us to find an alternative route.
Maura McMullen, Silver Spring, MD
Galapagos Islands Wildlife Discovery
This trip was a gift from my wife for my 70th birthday and it couldn't have been better. We have done some traveling in the past (Switzerland, Greece, South Africa, Italy) but did not consult/use an agency. We are both fitness oriented and we hope to take a trip yearly from now until our bodies quit on us! Even though it was our first time with Friendly Planet, we are sold. Each time my wife needed a question answered (flights, hotels, itinerary, etc.), Friendly Planet usually had an answer - and when they didn't, they would call back immediately when they found the answer. I am a retired federal law enforcement person (34 years), very impatient with an attention span of about two seconds. Friendly Planet was very responsive and NEVER started the conversation with a sales pitch - my kind of company. We are looking forward to our next trip (we don't know where yet) and you will be hearing from us when we are ready. We have already recommended Friendly Planet to our friends.
Steve Gregg, La Mesa, CA
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