The Galapagos Islands is one of the world’s most truly unique and unforgettable places. Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to go there can attest to the timeless magic of this remarkable place. From the extraordinarily diverse and vibrant array of wildlife that call the Galapagos Islands home, to the otherworldly landscape that is overwhelmingly special to get to experience in person, up close and personal. This is a destination where every single one of your senses is going to be on high alert for most of the time (if not the entire time). Nowhere else on Earth can you see for yourself a pristine display of (as much is possible) untouched wilderness all around you. There is a very good reason that the Galapagos Islands are so often touched on in nature documentaries and the like, and you cannot possibly understand it all without having gone to this wonderland and experienced it for yourself.
Exploring the Galapagos under the surface
There is something truly special about experiencing the Galapagos under the surface. Whether it is snorkelling on the surface or scuba diving to the depths, the underwater extravaganza that surrounds the islands of the Galapagos is something truly astounding. You cannot prepare yourself for the amount of wildlife that you encounter or the power of that wildlife and the impact seeing it all with your own two eyes will have on you. Seeing the Galapagos Islands for yourself is extraordinary, but seeing it underwater is even more phenomenal. This is well worth getting open water certified for – without exception.
Seeing the Galapagos from the ground up
Whether it is taking a guided tour around one of the islands or getting (responsibly) lost in the islands yourself, there is something genuinely spectacular about seeing and experiencing every aspect of nature and nurture that the Galapagos has, for yourself. The diversity and vibrancy of the wildlife found in the Galapagos is like nowhere else on Earth. Having the opportunity to experience that up close and personal for yourself is a dream come true, and it is not an experience that you will ever forget in your lifetime. The magic of the Galapagos Islands and immersing yourself in them lives on in your memory long after the experience itself has come to a hesitant close.
Spending time at the Charles Darwin Research Centre
You cannot possibly have the ultimately Galapagos experience without taking the time to go to the Charles Darwin Research Centre – even if only for a day. This research centre is located in a national park and is a wonderful encapsulation of historic research and studies, as well as a vibrant catalogue of species – including the infamous Galapagos Tortoise – that you can see for yourself, living and breathing, right here. If you do not already know the history of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, this is a spectacular opportunity to learn. If you are familiar with it all, you get the chance to fine-tune your knowledge and discover some new gems that you had little to no idea about prior to travelling to the Galapagos Islands.