Galapagos


Tungurahua beginning to erupt in 2014
You may have seen our Tungurahua blog posting back in February.  If not, you can check it out here to read the story or to refresh your memory. Well, the volcano is causing excitement yet …
Crusing the Galapagos islands
Unlike other volcanic island chains, such as Hawaii, the Galapagos have multiple volcanoes that are simultaneously active.  As if these islands were not mysterious enough with so many unique …
IGTOA Training 2013
IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) held the first "Five Star Guiding in Five Days" course at Charles Darwin Research Station from November 18 to November 23.  …
See Blue-footed boobies on your Galapagos tour!
Ecuador really stood out from the crowd at the 2014 World Travel Awards! The South & Central America gala awards ceremony took place on August 9th to showcase the very best of these regions. Our …
Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
Adventure Life had the pleasure of hosting award-winning travel writer, Don Mankin, on his recent trip to the Galapagos. Don's blog, The Adventure Geezer, is an insightful reference for the …
Lioness relaxing in an African sunset
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered.  Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations. Africa This continent has long been recognized as the …
Wolves nuzzling in the snow
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Christmas on the beach is a great idea!
Thinking about all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season could stress you out...even in July. Wouldn't it be nice to feel like you actually had a break during your time off? How great would …
Sunrise on the cliffs
The last year comes to a close, and 2014 brings with it an opportunity to make the next year even better!  Many of us think of similar "resolutions" for each new year, but why not be …
Information supplied by International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) The Galapagos have evolved unique species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. In 1835, young Charles …
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an alliance to …
Two corrals closed. The giant tortoises can be observed from the viewing platforms. Photo courtesy of Galapagos Conservancy Last month, the Galapagos National Park Service announced they are closing …
The dining room of the Finch Bay hotel is cleaned after the flood. The hotel was flooded by the equivalent of various very high tides – not waves. Finch Bay re-opened to visitors on March 15, …
The Galapagos Islands take precautions as a tsunami is anticipated to arrive sometime today around 4:30 pm UPDATE (March 12, 2011): The tsunami hit the Galapagos about an hour later than originally …
Courtesy of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos and The Galapagos National Park Service Giant tortoises can only be found on Galapagos and on the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean. …
Courtesy of The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos and The Galapagos National Park Service Land Iguanas resemble mythical creatures from the past - dragons with long tails, clawed feet …
The Galapagos Islands have evolved unique species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth. In 1835, young Charles Darwin visited the islands, and what he learned helped inspire his theory of …
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 …
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on a Galapagos tour or an Antarctica cruise you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention. However, we can all use a little …
Curious blue footed booby
Learn more about what to expect on Galapagos cruise in December The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the …
Galapagos tortoise taking a little swim.
Giant Tortoise - the Galapagos' namesake   Snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos   Endemic to the Galapagos, Sally-lightfoot crab   Frigate bird and chick in …
As one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, Ecuador is a playground for anyone searching for adventure travel. Where else in the world can you climb a glacier-peaked mountain one …
The Charles Darwin Research Center was created in 1960 by an international committee in order to promote research, conservation, and education in the Galapagos Islands. The center is located on Isla …
The Galapagos Islands are a nature lover's paradise. Isolated from the mainland for thousands of years, some of the most unusual species in the world evolved here, including giant tortoises, marine …