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Galápagos Islands Travel Guide

The definitive Galapagos Islands travel guide with tips on how to visit, expert Galapagos cruise advice, and ideas for planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands for the most rewarding of Galapagos vacations.

Colorful Lighthouse On Bartolome Island
  • Inspiration

17 Galapagos Islands Tourist Attractions You Must See

While there are many places to travel, no destination can compete with the offerings provided by the Galapagos Islands. Whether you’re looking for an unspoiled beach to relax on or feel ready […]
Galapagos Giant Tortoise And Tourist Couple
  • Inspiration

A Guide To The Perfect Galapagos Islands Honeymoon

Planning your honeymoon is an exciting part of your wedding plans. Undoubtedly, you’ll want it to be memorable long after your return home, so finding the right destination is essential. Whether you’re […]
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  • Tips

7 Best Family Destinations In South America

Soaring mountains, incredible wildlife and beaches, historical remains, the greatest natural and manmade wonders in the world, and spectacular cultural highlights from food to art, South America is a perfect destination for […]
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  • Tips

Where To Stay On The Galapagos Islands: 11 Best Hotels

What better way to experience extravagant nature than by staying in the midst of it on the Galapagos Islands? This archipelago of islands situated off the coast of Ecuador provides a paradise […]
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  • Cuisine

Food In Galápagos: 9 Dishes The Islands Should Be Famous For

A trip to the pristine Galápagos Islands is an experience you’ll long remember. With incredible scenery, abundant wildlife, sandy beaches, and unique activities to keep you busy and provide opportunities to relax, […]
  • Cuisine

Ecuadorian Food: 11 Traditional Dishes You Must Try

To fully experience a country means finding ways to be a native, even if just for a day, a week, or longer. One way to achieve this is by sampling the unique, […]
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  • Inspiration

Galapagos at Christmas and New Years: The Ultimate Guide

Christmas is a time of year that, for many people, means replaying the same traditions over and over again, year in year out. Are you looking to mix it up and try […]
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  • Nature

The Galapagos Penguin: Endemic, Equatorial and Endangered

Charismatic and cute, the Galapagos Penguin (spheniscus mendiculus) is undoubtedly one of the most popular creatures on the planet. It is also one of the most unusual. Our rarest penguin, there’s believed […]
Sally Lightfoot Crab On A Lava Rock Galapagos
  • Nature

Top 10 Galapagos Islands Animals & Wildlife Spotting Tips

The Galapagos Islands’ animals, both on land and in the water, are exceedingly unique. Visiting this remote wildlife haven you will see highly-adapted species, some incredibly being endemic to individual Islands. Indeed the […]
View,Of,Two,Beaches,On,Bartolome,Island,In,The,Galapagos
  • Inspiration

What Country Do The Galapagos Islands Belong To?

As one of the most remote island chains in the world, there can be some confusion over what country the Galapagos Islands belong to. This post will briefly recap the history of […]
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  • Nature

Galapagos Endemic Species List

The Galapagos are a veritable treasure trove when it comes to endemic species. Nowhere else on Earth can you find such a high concentration of unique wildlife. In fact, due to the […]
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  • Nature

Darwin’s Finches

Darwin Finches are a fascinating group of bird species that are endemic to the Galapagos Islands. As their name suggests, they are also closely intertwined with Charles Darwin, the renowned English naturalist […]
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  • Nature

Galapagos Tortoise Facts

Giant tortoises are synonymous with the Galapagos, being top of the “must-see” list of many visitors. In fact, the islands were named after the tortoises by the Spanish sailors who first discovered […]
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  • Nature

How Were the Galapagos Islands Formed

The Galapagos are a group of around 20 islands located far off the shore of Ecuador and home to an astonishingly beautiful and diverse collection of landscapes, flora and wildlife like nowhere […]
Flamingo Flying Galapagos
  • Nature

Who Discovered the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos are most commonly associated with the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin, who set forth on the H.M.S Beagle in 1831 to observe, collect and document the islands’ many diverse and […]
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  • Tips

When Is The Best Time To Visit Galapagos?

The warm climate, sunny skies and remarkable wildlife encounters in the Galapagos Islands make them a fantastic year-round vacation option. There are so many reasons to visit, and the pleasant Galapagos weather […]
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  • Inspiration

Difference Between the Eastern and Western Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, renowned for their unique wildlife and other-worldly landscapes, top many traveler’s bucket lists. With numerous incredible species endemic to the archipelago, glistening waters filled with life and spectacular volcanic […]
Blue Footed Booby
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Top 7 Blue Footed Booby Facts

The Galapagos Islands are home to so many unique and fascinating wildlife species, and amongst the most famous are the blue-footed boobies. These charismatic birds are sure to catch your eye, and […]
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  • Inspiration

Scuba Diving Galapagos: The Ultimate Guide

The name “Galapagos Islands” alone evokes colorful images of the exotic species who call the archipelago home, a blend of Darwin’s blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins and more, all set […]
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  • Tips

Galapagos Photography Tips

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is a true once in a lifetime experience. So coming away with some incredible shots that capture their unique essence will help you relive the experience […]
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  • Tips

Galapagos Cruise Or Island Hopping?

There’s no doubt about it: a trip to the Galapagos Islands is a bucket list vacation most travelers hope to cross off one day. Offering gorgeous waters and shores covered in some […]
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  • Nature

Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands

When we hear the words “Galapagos Islands”, it’s almost impossible to not think of the name “Charles Darwin”. The English naturalist and geologist is well-known for his influential contributions to evolution theory, […]
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  • Nature

Protecting The Galapagos Islands: Key Conservation Projects

The Galapagos Islands have been protected under a national park status since 1961, but what exactly does that mean? How many creatures are still endangered on the islands and what are the […]
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  • Inspiration

The 10 Best Things To Do In The Galapagos Islands

As your boat glides into the remote Galapagos Islands your adventure begins when you spot sleepy Galapagos sea lions and flightless birds awaiting your arrival. One of the most famous wildlife spotting […]
  • Tips

Galapagos With Kids: A Family Travel Guide To The Islands

As a thoughtful parent, the idea of traveling to the Galapagos Islands with kids rightfully brings up a multitude of questions with regards, suitability, safety, family-friendly facilities and more. That’s why we’ve […]
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  • Tips

What To Pack For Galapagos: The Ideal Galapagos Packing List

Wondering what to pack for your Galapagos vacation? Whether you are taking a Galapagos cruise or island hopping, packing for Galapagos can be a little tricky, as the adventurous activities you’ll take […]
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  • Nature

How El Niño Affects The Galapagos Islands

If you have ever traveled to South America, you may have heard locals talking about the “El Niño” weather phenomenon, that’s makes some South American winters much warmer than usual. El Niño […]
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  • Inspiration

15 Best Galapagos Islands To Visit

Visiting the Galapagos Islands is on many traveler’s bucket list and for good reason. This unique volcanic archipelago is a haven for breathtaking aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, each island a self-contained world […]
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  • Tips

Galapagos Islands Weather

Isolated in their unique setting in the middle of the tumultuous Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands sit almost in the middle of nowhere, 600 miles from Ecuador, the country they are a […]
Port town in Galapagos
  • Tips

How To Get To (And Around) The Galapagos Islands

The remote Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands located some 1000km west of the Ecuadorian mainland in the Pacific Ocean – indeed they are part of Ecuador – and are […]