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The Galapagos Islands... legendarily remote, famed for their plentiful endemic species that had scarcely encountered human beings prior to Charles Darwin's visit in 1835. Today, the isles remain a grand frontier of nature, with a meagre 26,000 human population across their 8,000 square kilometres.

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  • 5 Galapagos Activities That You Can't Miss

    The Galapagos Islands... legendarily remote, famed for their plentiful

    endemic species that had scarcely encountered human beings prior

    to Charles Darwin's visit in 1835. Today, the isles remain a grand

    frontier of nature, with a meagre 26,000 human population across

    their 8,000 square kilometres.

    However, paradoxically, this is not a corner of the globe with a lack

    of things to do. Indeed, here are just five of our favourite Galapagos

    multi activities here at Wildfoot Travel.

    1. Snorkelling

  • The Galapagos beg to be discovered underwater, a whole new world

    opening up when the visitor dons the snorkel and flippers that can

    be rented nearby.

    Whether you dive beneath the surface while on board a cruise or on

    a day boat excursion, you can expect to see little less than the

    greatest feast of marine life able to be experienced on planet Earth,

    encompassing turtles, sealions, marine iguanas, parrotfish, puffers

    and sharks.

    2. Kayaking

    If you want to be there on the water surface near one of the islands

    as rays and turtles break cover and in order to get the best vantage

    point for spotting cliff-nesting birds, you really can't beat kayaking,

    which is often available from our cruises at no additional cost.

    3. Walking

    Even those who stick to dry land, however, are in the perfect

    position to get up-close and personal with rare and mysterious birds,

    trees, cactus and plants. Walks are possible on both the populated

    and uninhabited islands, although any on the latter must be in the

    company of an official guide.

  • 4. Cycling

    Fans of Galapagos multi adventures can scarcely miss the

    opportunity to rent a bicycle and ride to the lava tunnels and giant

    tortoise reserve in the highlands, or take on one of the many other

    cycling trails around the island of Santa Cruz.

    5. Sailing

    There is a real sense of adventure to sailing around the Galapagos,

    with yachts and sailing boats able to be chartered for a day or longer.

    However, with visitors not being permitted to land on any of the

    inhabited islands or even many parts of the main islands without an

    official guide in attendance, you will also need to plan your journeys

    carefully in advance.

    Visit the section of the Wildfoot Travel site that is dedicated to

    Galapagos multi activities to discover the full range of activities that

    we have available on our trips to this truly remarkable area of the

    Pacific Ocean.