A few weeks ago, I fulfilled a lifelong dream and visited the Galápagos Islands. They were beautiful. They were breathtaking. They were everything people said they would be. I’ve never been to a place where the wildlife was so abundant and the geography was so diverse in such a small space. But since a picture is worth a thousand words, this post will be worth ten thousand. There’s no better way to show you the beauty of the islands than with pictures. I have so many great photos that there will be another photo (and video) post later this week (and one about the tour – My preferred tour company is Intrepid). But for now, enjoy this first batch:
Santa Fe Island
Multicolored land crab
Giant land iguana
Giant tortoise eating lunch
Blowhole on Española Island
Male red lizard
One of the few underwater shots I have
Sunset in the Galápagos Islands (last day)
Blue-footed booby (my favorite!)
Close-up of a young sea lion
Book Your Trip to Galapagos Islands: Logistical Tips and Tricks
Book Your Accommodation
You can book your hostel in Galapagos Islands with Hostelworld. If you want to stay elsewhere, use Booking.com as they consistently return the cheapest rates. (Here’s the proof.)
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. I never ever go on a trip without it. I’ve been using World Nomads for ten years. You should too.
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Disclaimer: My trip to the Galápagos Islands was free as part of my Wanderers in Residence partnership with Gap Adventures.