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    The Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands

    For guaranteed wildlife up close, there is no match for the Galapagos Islands

    A trip to the Galapagos is universally accepted to be one of the most unforgettable encounters with wildlife on the planet. Nothing can prepare you for the thrill that you will experience through the intimate contact with the creatures that inhabit these extraordinary islands.

    cazenove+loyd has always taken a strong stand on only working with those smaller yachts which operate at the highest level in this sensitive area. Their guides know how best to engage with you for the long-term benefit of the archipelago. We have good relationships which end up making your experience all the fuller and more memorable. Every evening the guides will talk you through the activities for the following day. These will include everything from snorkelling or diving to hiking along lava tunnels, swimming with sea lions and bird watching.

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    Written by Laura Birtles, Executive Editor
    Renowned for its guaranteed close encounters with unusual creatures, the Galápagos is a wildlife lover’s paradise. This strikingly beautiful volcanic archipelago is home to a myriad of incredible species.
    For a generation of teenagers brought up on a TV diet of Sir David Attenborough and with conservation on every geography and biology syllabus, it is no surprise that along with the African safari, the Galapagos is one of c+l’s most popular family trips.
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    It is best to visit the islands via a seven-night cruise. We favour the smaller yachts which give a more personal experience and crucially an excellent guide to passenger ratio.


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