5 galapagos activities that you can't miss
Post on 23-Jul-2016
DESCRIPTIONThe 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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