The best way to get a close encounter with five endemic species of the Galapagos Islands
Book your airplane ticket in advance in order to get the best rates. The best prices are to be found in the route Quito (UIO), Ecuador, and Baltra Airport (GPS) in the Galapagos.
I personally recommend using Expedia to save some bucks.
Learn some of the benefits of booking a cruise to explore the Galapagos islands by visiting Visit Ecuador and South America’s reasons to book a cruise to visit Galapagos article.
Book a tour
Booking a tour to the Galapagos Islands, will ease communication barriers, allow you to gain inside knowledge, and avoid the hassles of planning and logistics. You will be sure about where you are going and what you are doing, seeing, and learning. Here are some great options for you.
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The endemic species you can encounter in the Galapagos
Another great activity that you will hardly forget, includes booking a day tour to one of the close smaller islands, La Loberia. Here you can snorkel with friendly sea lions.
Fortunately, these species, (Zalophus wollebaeki), only found on the Galápagos Islands are easily spotted in most islands.
In brief, you can enjoy snorkeling, biking, diving, and kayaking in the Islands. All fun active ways for you to experience a close encounter with these five endemic species of the Islands.
Add snorkeling to your list of activities, you enjoy some breathtaking underwater photos like these.
In sum, the islands bring great opportunities for tourists to enjoy some close encounters with endemic species. I have not mentioned all of them, so be ready to experience even more wonderful flora and fauna during your visit.
Have you included a visit to the Galápagos Islands on your bucket list?
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If you want more in-depth information and also a guide that you can bring along during your trip, I recommend the travel guide Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.
It is a great source of information and tips, maps, and all you need if you plan on visiting Ecuador. I personally like the option of having a hard copy version where I can take notes and have them at hand.
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oh my word my oldest would love this adventure. Shes an animal lover and is basically a walking talking animal planet.
Wow! This is such a nice place to visit and it is really a great family adventure most especially for kids. I am sure my daughter will love seeing this animals especially the giant tortoise, sea lion and the penguins.
Wow! What a beautiful adventure. 🙂 And great photos too. My family and I go on trips every year. I’ll definitely bring this up as a talking point. I know my nephew would love it!
Galapagos Island is so beautiful. Its on my bucket list of places that I need to go to.
Oh how fun! What a beautiful island and so cool to come up and so close to the animals like that.
Ever since I laid my eyes on a real live Galapagos turtle, I knew that i had to visit the place where they originated from. Seeing this post really makes me wish I can go there this instant, beautiful creatures!
This looks like such an awesome place to visit and explore. You saw some amazing species out there!
I never really made a bucket list of places i want to visit. Galapogos is one I saw on TV but never imagined going there. The pictures look amazing!