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TOP 5 ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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The Galapagos Islands are one of the most unforgettable destinations one could have on a travel bucket list. Also known as the Enchanted Islands, this is a destination for anyone interested in adventure, nature, animals, pristine beaches, active volcanoes and even history.

Surrounded by wonders, the Galapagos Islands are the best place to disconnect from the rest of the world, but what to do in the Galapagos? There are hundreds of things to do, and here are the top 5.

1.     Snorkeling

This is one of the favorites for many visitors. Snorkeling is the chance to get up close and create and intimate contact with the marine wildlife. For snorkeling you don’t need any training, however, it’s important that you get briefed thoroughly before.

You can choose a variety of sites around the Galapagos to snorkel, such as Kicker Rock near San Cristobal, Pinnacle Rock on San Bartolomé, and Devil’s Crown off the coast of Floreana.

2.     Hiking

The Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site, so given their national park status not every part of the park can be explored.
However, trails are marked for those who enjoy hiking; in Galapagos you can enjoy a unique lava rock trail where you will see blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and sea lions.

3.     Kayaking

Yes, sea kayaking! You don’t really need any training to paddle along the rugged shoreline of the Galapagos Sea. You will be able to see several animals swimming by your side, including penguins and sea lions.

4.     Biking

You can sign up for any cycle tour depending on how advanced you want it to be, take part in fun rides through the divine scenery. Cycle exploring some of the highest points on the island while you enjoy the native flora and fauna.

5.     Scuba diving

For this one you need to have some experience or training, but don’t worry you can sign up for a scuba diving course. Then you can go deep into the hidden waters of the Galapagos and swim by the side of white-tip sharks, marine iguanas, penguins, golden rays, hammerheads and more.

The Galapagos islands are the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world, this top 5 activities are the most popular but not the only ones. Galapagos is a place where you can find anything to do.

We can help you planning your trip to the Galapagos. Contact us!

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