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A tented safari camp – in the Galapagos Islands

A holiday in the Galapagos Islands offers a unique opportunity for visitors to come face-to-face with animals and plants which exist nowhere else on Earth. The majority of those coming to explore the islands will stay on a boat, but in recent years the options for land-based

Highlights of Ecuador and The Galapagos

I recently travelled to Ecuador to sample some of the delights that the country has to offer. I flew with Avianca who have a daily direct flight from London Heathrow to Bogotá with convenient onwards connections to Quito and I thought they offered an excellent service. My trip started with

Galapagos Islands Facts

Remote, spectacular and unique the Galápagos Islands are a once in a lifetime trip for anyone interested in the natural world. A UNESCO World Heritage site of 19 volcanic islands of varying sizes, located along the equator, 600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador. The diverse wildlife and dramatic

An interview with wildlife artist Robert E Fuller

Robert E Fuller is a British artist best known for his wildlife paintings. His high-detailed images have been purchased by clients such as the RSPCA and the National Trust, and have been exhibited in wildlife galleries across Europe and in his own gallery in North Yorkshire. Robert

Animal Magic in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are like no other place. Some 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian mainland, these isolated volcanic islands were famously the inspiration for Darwin’s theories of evolution. For many nature lovers the Galapagos are a must-see destination, and with native birds and reptiles having lived for

Spotlight on Wildlife: Bats

There are more than 1,100 species of bats.  It’s not unusual to spy a few of the furry creatures hanging from rafters or swooping around at night.  Despite vampire folklore, bats are not out to suck your blood and most are fruit eaters.  In fact only three

In pictures: the wonders of the Galapagos islands

The Galapagos Islands, around 500 miles off the west coast of Ecuador, are rightly regarded as a wonderful place to observe at close quarters some of the world’s most unusual species. Not only are the majority of the species found here unique to the islands but the

The unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands

Few places in the world (if indeed any) can boast such a unique diversity of animals and plants as can be found on the Galapagos islands. These 19 tiny volcanic islands have been created within the last 4 million years, making them some of the newest bits

Ecuadorian Escapades

  Casa Aliso  I recently travelled to Ecuador to inspect a number of boats in the Galapagos (600 miles off the coast of Ecuador) and also stay at a couple of jungle lodges in the Amazon Basin. My trip started in Quito which is my