Planning a DIY Galapagos Islands Vacation – Tips to Keep in Mind

A trip to the Galapagos sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience and not only for the unique wildlife encounters you would have. The Galapagos Islands are also mistakenly considered one of the most expensive destinations to travel to and therefore a trip reserved only to the privileged ones.

In this post, I will show you that nothing is further from the truth. Although the largest is your budget the more tours you can join and the more luxurious your trip can be, it’s also possible to enjoy the Galapagos Islands with limited financial resources.

I have been to the Galapagos for three weeks and I spent a week on each of the main islands without breaking the bank. Read on to see how I did it and what are the most interesting thing to do.

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Visiting a Coffee Farm in Colombia – Tasting Coffee in Jardin

After landing in the region of Antioquia and looking for things to do in the popular city of Medellin, I decided to take a trip over to Jardin to learn all about the world of coffee.

It is no secret that Colombian coffee beans are some of the best in the world and there was no way I was going to leave this region without learning more about how they are produced.

There are numerous coffee-growing communities within Colombia but on this occasion, I went to visit Jardin, a small town situated just 131 km from the city of Medellin. There is a public bus which takes around 4 hours from Medellin.

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How to Visit Easter Island Without Spending a Lot of Money

“Is it possible to visit Easter Island without spending a lot of money?”

This is a question we've been asked quite frequently since our trip to the island. To answer this question in a single statement, the best we can say this: It depends on what you define as “a lot“.

If you are looking at spending under $50/day, Easter Island (also known as Isla de Pascua or Rapa Nui) will not be the place to visit unless you happen to fall within a very unique circumstance that we'll talk about later on. 

For those who have a slightly higher budget, there are still many ways on how to get to Easter Island without breaking the bank too much.

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