Galapagos Travel Articles

DeAnn Phillips
With our favorite tortoise in the Galapagos
Brian Morgan
Iguana found during a Galapagos wildlife cruise
DarAnne Dunning
Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Glory Moore
Flamingoes and a flamingo chick.
John Collins Jr.
A pair of Blue Footed Boobies
Galapagos Wildlife
The Galapagos Islands are celebrated throughout the world for their unique natural wonders and the rare and intriguing wildlife that played such an important role in Darwin's theory of Natural Selection. The wildlife that amazed Charles Darwin still invites travelers to this treasured region today.

Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance\'s Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Charles Darwin Research Center
Learn about the research center on Isla Santa Cruz and it\'s efforts to help giant tortoises. The Darwin Research center is a stop on all of our Galapagos Island tours.
Conservation Challenges in the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands face serious challenges for the long-term survival of their marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Some of these challenges are summarized below, as well as some ideas for how eco-toursim helps and how you can help make a difference!
Dave & Val’s Ecuadorian Adventures, 2008
Adventure Life travelers, Dave and Val LaHart, share a travel tale about their experiences during our Wildlife Odyssey trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon and Galapagos Islands.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Ecuador: An Adventure with Diversity
Ecuador is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world. Learn about the different terrains of the the Amazon, Andes, and Galapagos Islands.
Family Travel in Ecuador
Ecuador is an ideal destination for families interested in educational travel. With four distinct ecosystems in a relatively small area, travelers can experience a high degree of natural diversity in a short period of time.
Galapagos Cruise: When to Go?
If you are planning a trip to the Galapagos, this brief and informative article will give you a greater insight into when the best times to travel area.
Galapagos Dive Options
Although many travelers are familiar with the natural history cruises in the Galapagos, they may not be aware that these cruises are also paired with some of the best snorkeling/scuba diving around.
Galapagos Islands: Funding and Projects
Adventure Life and our travelers have given tens of thousands of dollars to IGTOA to help fund Galapagos conservation programs in the islands. Here are some of the projects sponsored through IGTOA.
Galapagos Special Alert: Presence of Plasmodium Detected in Galapagos Penguins
One of the greatest threats to the delicate ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands is invasive species. This month, (June 2008) we received news from the Galapagos National Park that scientists from the park and Charles Darwin Foundation detected the presence
Galapagos Travel Journal - Betty Wittels
Get a first-hand account of an Adventure Life traveler and her experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Betty traveled with us to the Galapagos onboard the Diamante.
Galapagos Travel: Tips on Choosing a Galapagos Yacht
There are a lot of yacht options in the Galapagos and picking the right yacht for your Galapagos adventure can be overwhelming. Adventure Life has a few tips on how to make your vacation plans easier!
Giant Tortoises
View the life cycle of giant Galapagos tortoises and effects of human colonization on these wonderful creatures. Article also describes conservation efforts to help the Galapagos tortoises.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
International Galapagos Tour Operators Association: Preserving the Galapagos
Members of IGTOA are tour operators and organizations seeking to protect the Galapagos marine and terrestrial ecosystems and species. Find out more about this organizations mission and projects on the islands.
Land Iguanas
Learn about the threats to the land iguanas of the Galapagos Islands, and conservation efforts to protect them.
Longline Fishing Threatens Galapagos Islands
The International Galapagos Tour Operator Assocation is fighting proposals to introduce longline fishing to the islands. Here\'s more information about what longline is and how you can help save the Galapagos Islands.
New 15-Day Itineraries in the Galapagos
2012 is officially bringing some of the most significant changes to Galapagos tourism that the islands have encountered in decades. New 15-day circuits designs with conservation in mind.
Share Your Travels. Win a Trip Contest: Past Winners and Prizes
Our first journal contest was a terrific success. Take a look at the winning entries, as well as the incredible prizes, including an Alaska cruise and Antarctica adventure!
Shark finning in Galapagos
Shark finning in Galapagos is a tragedy and it's illegal. You can help end this practice and protect the Galapagos.
Sierra Negra Erupts in the Galapagos
Information about the tourist destination of Sierra Negra and it's recent eruption
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
The Galapagos Islands
View an island by island description of the Galapagos as well as an overview of Adventure Life Galapagos Tours.
The Galapagos Islands: Saving a World Heritage
Giving back the the Galapagos! Learn how your trip to the Galapagos can help preserve the delicate ecology of the islands.
The Interpretation Center in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno- San Cristobal
Find out more on the history of how the the new interpretation center on San Cristobal Island came about and its mission for the future.
This Isn't Your Traditional Galapagos Tour
Traditional Galapagos travel is changing. While taking a cruise is still the most popular way to explore the islands, new tours are offering unique and unusual ways to explore the beauty and the wonder of the Galapagos.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.