Global Basecamps Galapagos Guide: Tips for Your Dream Galapagos Vacation
By Elias Garcia
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, are among the planet’s premiere nature and wildlife destinations. The fascinating volcanic geology, unique flora and fauna, and isolated nature of the islands have pushed them to the forefront of scientific inquiry since the mid-1800s, and research on the 13 major islands continues to play a vital role in our understanding of evolution.
Visiting the Galapagos Islands is, for most people, a once-in-a-lifetime trip. An amazing combination of safari-like wildlife walks, pristine natural scenery, and a feeling of being in paradise, the Galapagos Islands are the perfect destination for people looking for a unique experience unlike any other in the world. They’re also the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing vacation amidst unbelievable natural surroundings.
When it comes to visiting the Galapagos Islands, the options can seem endless. Should you do a cruise, or a land-based trip? An island-hopping non-cruise, or a combination of a short cruise with a land-based exploration?
The Galapagos Islands Travel Guide was produced by Global Basecamps to help travelers with these questions, and it is a worthwhile resource for planning your Galapagos adventure! Global Basecamps has put together the guide as a free informational resource on traveling to the Galapagos Islands. The PDF file lists some general tips on weather, cruise options, and what to expect when you get to the islands, all in a nicely presentable format.
Some tips and important information about the Galapagos:
- You should make your arrangements as far in advance as possible, especially when planning to visit during busy seasons.
- There is really not a bad time to visit the Galapagos Islands, so choosing a time to visit is easy. Simply decide when is convenient for you, and then make it happen.
- Each island in the Galapagos has a completely unique atmosphere, with different species to observe.
- The majority of the boats that cruise the Galapagos archipelago are small yachts and catamarans, with 12-16 passengers. The number of boats that can cruise the archipelago is limited by a permit system.
- For those who don’t have sea legs, or prefer to be based in a hotel/lodge rather than on a boat, a land-based trip can be the perfect choice. Staying on land is also perfect for those travelers who don’t like being on a schedule.
For more information, download the guide here.
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