The Galapagos Islands – Uniqueness amidst Wonder
The sheer uniqueness of the animal life as well as the sights is a stunner. The Galapagos Islands make for a visit that will turn your world upside down. There’s so much to do here in this verdant region of the world, where the Ocean meets land—like anywhere else—but takes you back to a world you never possibly knew of—unlike those other places.
There are routine flights that get you here and many promotional offers too, so keep your eyes open for those. Fly on the Tame or Aerogal, they’re one of the best airlines where the Galapagos experience is felt during flight. Flights to the Island-wonder usually leave from Quito and Guayaquil. Only one checked suitcase (44 lbs or 20kg) and one carry-on bag are allowed, so be sure to pack properly.
It’s an Equatorial island, so pack sun screens, swim wear and sturdy slippers/sandals. Take plenty of photo film or battery recharges for your video cam.
Travel to Galapagos Islands
The climate is perfect all year. The Galapagos Islands have what’s called a High Season and a Low Season. The months of April/May and September/October fall into the latter, when you’ll find less people heading there and the boat fares cheaper. If the former is your preference, book boats in advance. They add incredible experience-value, so don’t underestimate their importance.
Let’s talk wildlife. The sea birds here are numerous and they have curious breeding patterns. You can observe this in the Albatross that flies in from all around to the Espanola Island to stay for the rest of the year.
Galapagos Islands Activities
San Cristobal and Santa Cruz are cool places to check out when you’re here. Rodale’s Scuba Diving chose the Galapagos Islands as the world’s top all around dive site for the year 2000, so be sure to dive into the experience. There are various dive-themes available to thrill you. The fish and coral life are simply incredible.
Snorkeling is a great way to check out the animal life up close. From seals and marine iguanas, angelfish, gliding manta rays, docile white-tipped reef sharks, to the magenta octopus, sea turtles and paddling penguins. Such an experience awaits you here, where there are plenty of accommodations as long as you book in advance.
The only thing left for you to do is come and check out this unique wonderland called the Galapagos Islands.