Museum in The Galápagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Institute

This research station contains a national park information center, an informative museum, a baby tortoise house with incubators where you can see hatchlings and young tortoises, and a walk-in adult tortoise enclosur…
Museum in Isla Isabela (Albemarle)

Interpretation Center

This modern and easily digestable center explains the history and significance of the Galápagos better than anywhere else in the country. Exhibits deal with the biology, geology and human history of the islands - it…
in Ecuador

Museo Salango

In Salango itself take a peek in the small archaeological Museo Salango. Most of the explanations are in Spanish; a gift shop offers crafts by local artisans.
in Santa Elena Peninsula to Guayaquil

Los Amantes de Sumpa

Located a couple of blocks from the main road on the west side of town, the museum displays several 8000-year-old skeletons, including two embracing as amantes (lovers) in the position they were found.
Tunnel in Isla Santa Cruz (Indefatigable)

Lava Tunnels

These impressive underground tunnels southeast of the village of Santa Rosa are more than 1km in length and were formed when the outside skin of a molten-lava flow solidified. When the lava flow ceased, the molten l…
Wildlife Reserve in Isla Santa Cruz (Indefatigable)

Rancho Primicias

Next to El Chato is this private ranch, owned by the Devine family. There are dozens of giant tortoises, and you can wander around at will. The entrance is beyond Santa Rosa, off the main road – ask locals for direc…
in Gualaceo, Chordeleg & Sígsig


On the central plaza, a small museum details the history and techniques of woodcarvings, pottery, textiles, and panama hats and sells some locally made work.
Treehouse in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

Casa del Ceibo

Scoring high on novelty, the Casa del Ceibo is a small shed built halfway up an enormous ceiba tree. It’s possible to spend a night in the treehouse or climb up the outside.
in Around Quito

Quito Zoo

About 3km before you reach Guayllabamba, you’ll pass the Quito Zoo. There are a few African and Asian species but the highlight is the Ecuadorian animals including the rare Andean spectacled bear and Galápagos turtl…
in Around Quito

Archaeological Site

About 3.5km northwest of La Mitad del Mundo, this small, pre-Columbian archaeological site was built around 500 BC by the Quitu-Cara culture and used principally as a ceremonial site during the equinoxes. You can wa…