Why Should You Visit the Galapagos Islands?

Photo Credit: ARKNTINA via photopin cc

Photo Credit: ARKNTINA via photopin cc

Why?

Have you Googled it?

The pictures alone should you tell you why, however if you need a bit more persuasion, I’m here to tell you why.

Wildlife

The Galapagos are a little like another planet, and because of that you’ll find wildlife here that is rather strange, to say the least. Weird wildlife is something to behold and this archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, slap-bang on the equator, will give you wildlife-watching opportunities like nowhere else on earth. Think huge tortoises, sea lions, penguins, albatrosses …. I haven’t got time to list them all, but use your imagination a little.

Varied landscapes

One island is not the same as another, and for that reason I’d suggest you do it all by boat, and sleep on one too. You can get really good value boating holidays, which allow you to really experience the area. This is the best way to do it in my opinion, because to try and do it on your own steam is difficult to say the least. You need a licensed guide to visit any landing spots, and this way you can share knowledge. Just to give you an idea, you’ll see volcanic structures, cactus, highlands, beautiful beaches …. bliss!

Timing

Because it’s so stunning, I’d suggest you go now, before the increasing number of visitors makes it just another wildlife holiday destination.

Marine life

Have you ever tried snorkelling? Well if not, this is the time to practice. Because of the remote nature of this destination, snorkelling here will give you the weird and wonderful, and then some, so you want to be up to speed before you arrive.

Simply because it’s different

Do you need another excuse, other than that? For something truly out of this world, I can’t think of anywhere else on the world, other than maybe Madagascar, that would show you the weird and wonderful, in such amazing surroundings.

Have I persuaded you?

You need to look into when to go, depending on what you want to see, because such is the way of nature, there is always something going on. If you want to see the huge tortoise eggs, then November and December is hatching season. If you want to see humpback whales, go in June. However, bear in mind that the Galapagos do have a rainy season, which is around December to May, with March and April when it’s hottest and wettest. Bear that in mind!

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