...Remote, isolated, extraordinary biodiversity, unique flora & fauna, striking volcanic landscapes...
Visiting the Galapagos Islands was one of our favorite and most memorable trips of all time!
The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands ~900km west of Ecuador. They are extremely remote and isolated, which has resulted in an unprecedented amount of biodiversity and unique species of plants & animals. It also makes the animals completely indifferent to visitors watching them at a pretty close distance. We had some of our most amazing and unforgettable animal encounters on this trip both in the sea and on land:
In order to protect the islands, the government has recently put restrictions on the number and size of boats allowed to visit the islands. They are also limiting when each of the boats can visit certain islands to prevent the boats from inundating the more popular islands. In addition to the benefits from a conservation point-of-view, it also means as a visitor that you will hardly see any other boats or passengers from other boats, which is awesome! The tricky part, though, is being able to see everything you want to see, which can mean doing more that one trip or doing an extended trip, which is what we chose to do.
Here are highlights (DINK Trip Tips) from our trip...for more details or to help plan your own visit, contact us!
Some summary DINKTrips recommendations and thoughts on past trips.