Galapagos archipelago is on top in the bucket list of a lot of travelers. The abundance of amazing flora and fauna throughout a year what makes Galapagos the best travel destination. Known as one of the most famous wildlife spotting destinations in the world, traveling across the Galapagos Islands give you ample opportunities to have an encounter with a lot of rare, unseen, fearless, and unique species. Your adventure beings once you put your leg on this wonderful archipelago. Having a close encounter with giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, vampire finches, land iguanas are some of the wonderful experiences which you will not get anywhere else in the world.
On Galapagos archipelago, you can not only enjoy spotting rare and unseen creatures but also participate in many activities to fill your Galapagos travel with full of interesting stories and breathtaking experiences. Continue reading this article to know some of the breathtaking activities that you can enjoy on your Galapagos travel.
One of the major highlights for the water lovers, snorkeling in Galapagos will give you a great opportunity to come in close with the amazing and astonishing species of Galapagos sea. Unlike scuba diving, you do not need experience, knowledge, and training to snorkel. Although you can plan your trip year around to have a wonderful encounter with abundance of rare and unseen marine species, but planning a trip between June to December is considered as a great time to have an encounter with some of the popular marine species like whale sharks, rays, dolphins, and various colorful and unique marine species. Besides marine species, June to December is also considered as the best time to explore the breeding and nesting of various land animals like giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, and sea lions etc.
The Galapagos Islands are also popular throughout the world because of their national park status and not part of the park can be visited by travelers. A set trail is marked for the visitors to help them in exploring the most of the Galapagos Islands. By participating in hiking, you can have a great opportunity to walk on the unique lava rock trail where you will see blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas, get an opportunity to walk on the world's second largest volcano caldera i.e Sierra Negra and hike across beaches to have a wonderful look at the diverse landscape of the Galapagos Islands.
- Sea Kayaking
As like snorkeling, you do not need any kind of previous experience and training to participate in sea kayaking. Sea Kayaking is great for exploring secret coves, stunning beaches, and astonishing mangrove estuaries of Galapagos in a beautiful manner. Sea kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the wonders of the Galapagos while rafting along a number of popular and unique marine creatures like sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and so on.
- Swimming and Surfing
If you are beach lover, you should be prepared to share the beaches with the local residents of the Galapagos i.e the beach-loving wild-life. Galapagos fearless species like sea lions, eagle rays, sea turtles and marine iguanas have no problem sharing their beautiful habitat with humans. If you are a die-hard fan of surfing, you can surf on some of the beaches like Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal, and so on. It is advised to have a good understanding of the rule and regulations of different beaches to have a wonderful surfing experience.
- Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is also one of the activities which you can enjoy on the Galapagos Islands. Most of the horseback riding activities take place on the hillside of the Santa Cruz Island, giving you a great chance to closely explore the breathtaking flora and fauna of Galapagos.
These are a lot more which you can do and enjoy on this wonderful archipelago. If you are also planning for Galapagos travel, you should visit a renowned tour organizer to help you in making your trip to Galapagos Islands an adventure of a lifetime.