AM I DREAMING?
I am sitting on soft white sands with two adorable baby sea lions tentatively sniffing my toes and watching me inquisitively with their big brown saucer eyes. I am on the tiny island of Mosquera just off North Seymour in the Galapagos Islands, and have just been transported here by Zodiac from the beautiful three masted schooner, the Mary Anne. We were greeted by dozens of sea lions, dipping and diving in the blue waters. I want to stay here forever, but there are more islands to explore and more fascinating and friendly mammals, birds and sea creatures to see. It is all quite unreal."
Flight time: Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.