Galapagos Travel Articles

DarAnne Dunning
Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
Julia Kocubinski
Galapagos giant tortoise
Glory Moore
Sea lion coming in from a swim
Glory Moore
(Espanola) Nazca Booby
Aaron Conway
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Galapagos Island Guide
Galapagos Tours Galapagos Cruises | Galapagos Multisport | Hiking Galapagos | Islands and Incas | Wildlife Odyssey The Galapagos Islands are a nature lover's paradise. Isolated from the …
Top 5 Wildlife Destinations
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 …
Family Travel in Ecuador
It was on a bus from Tena, a small town bordering the jungle, to Banos, known for its hot springs, that I first met Michael, Ruth, and their children Brian and Lucy. We had both had the idea of …
Protecting a Living Museum
A brief history of human impact on the Galapagos Islands The Galapagos first appeared on maps around 1570 with various explorers making stops but never settling on the islands.  Whalers and …
This Isn't Your Traditional Galapagos Tour
Traditionally, a Galapagos cruise has been the most popular way of exploring the Enchanted Islands. And for good reason: a variety of professional and personable yachts make cruising from island to …
South American Packing Essentials
It's amazing how much stuff people take when taking a trip to Latin America. A backpacker may be willing to take a cold shower, but she thinks she needs all of the amenities of a Roman bath to …
Challenges Facing the Galapagos
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 …
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
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 …
Spending the Holidays on Holiday
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 …
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Experience the Galapagos, Your Way
Enchanted Galapagos Wondering why Darwin's Enchanted Isles are one of the most fascinating travel destinations on Earth?  In no other corner of the world can travelers hike in search of …
Mating Season
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 …
Giant Tortoises
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. …
Land Iguanas
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 …
Conservation Challenges in the Galapagos
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 …
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 …
Galapagos Tours in December
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 …
Ecuador: An Adventure with Diversity
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 …
Charles Darwin Research Center
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: Saving a World Heritage
Information supplied by: International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) Protect a priceless archipelago from destructive forces, allow it to be as it is, keep it that way forever - the …
Galapagos Cruise: When to Go?
The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the 70s-80s year round, slightly warmer from January-April. The climate …
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. …
Snorkeling with Eagle Rays in the Galapagos
Galapagos Guide, Fabricio Chavez, filmed over a dozen eagle rays while leading a snorkeling tour in the Galapagos. The spotted eagle ray is recognized by the white spots on its body. Including its …
Mother-Daughter Trip to Galapagos Islands
Julia and her mom, Sue, lounging with sea lions in the Galapagos Happy Mother's Day! In celebration of the day's holiday, I thought I'd share one of my favorite mother-daughter trip journals. …

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