Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
Despite being South America’s 2nd smallest country, it packs a lot in. From the unique Galapagos islands, to the Amazon Jungle and from the Pacific Coast to the Andean volcanos. There is so much to see and do in Ecuador whether you are looking for an adrenalin packed adventure, or a wildlife extravaganza.
About The Galapagos Islands
Located 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland, the Galapagos archipelago consist of 13 major islands, 5 of which are inhabited. The total land area is just under 8,000km2 and is spread over 45,000 km2 of ocean.
The population is around 23,000.
Politics & Security
The Islands are administered by a provisional government. Ecuador is a safe country for travel, and common sense needs to be used to avoid most crimes.
Spanish is the offical language for Ecuador, although you will find that many people also speak English.