The Galapagos Islands are a special place to visit during the fall months between September and the early days of winter. It is the calm before the storm of the high season, a refreshing break from groups of travellers around every bend.
One Galapagos land-based tour option is to stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp, started by an adventurous couple who wanted people to see the archipelago from a genuine perspective- diving into the wildlife and exotic landscapes of the nearby uninhabited islands. Keep reading for a few of the places that you can visit while in the archipelago.
Looking for places to eat in Galapagos? Puerto Ayora is a mainstay on itineraries of cruise ships and island hopping tours in the Galapagos Islands. The town has developed alongside the influx of tourism in the islands, and is the place to stock up on supplies, relax before disembarking on a cruise, and enjoy a meal in one of the growing group of local and international restaurants. Keep reading for a handful of places to try while in town.
Each day in the Galapagos brings new horizons to discover. Cruises travel overnight to far off islands, land based trips offer day excursions to the coast and highlands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela; and both give you options for activities in the tropics that go beyond the beaten path. Keep reading for a few fun activities to try while in the archipelago.
Discovering the tradition of Post Office Bay is one of the highlights of a trip to Floreana Island. What it symbolizes and puts a point on is this; we all travel in search of that instantly recognized camaraderie between those on the same road, an aspect of the journey that pulls us off of the beaten path and into the arms of the unknown.
As the legend tells it, whalers in 1793 left a wooden whiskey barrel with mail for loved ones inside before leaving the archipelago to embark on two-year journeys. As word got out, returning ships would make the same stop for provisions and fresh water, checking for missives to those who lived nearby their hometowns in Europe and the States.
This is the heart of travel at its best, strangers helping each other in the spirit of doing what they love; a story that is still unfolding today in the islands.
Galapagos Marine Iguanas are endemic to the Galapagos Islands, having the ability to sustain themselves on land and in the sea. The reptile is found in many places in the archipelago; with colonies at the end of Tortuga Bay on Santa Cruz, Fernandina and Isabela Islands. Keep reading for interesting facts about the creatures that Darwin described as “Imps of Darkness.”