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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Galapagos Island Hopping – Stay on Land or Take a Cruise?

We spent quite a bit of time researching Galapagos island travel options before deciding to travel the islands by land on our recent trip.  Ultimately we went for the most budget conscious option as two friends wanted to come visit us on the islands and we did not want to subject them to exorbitant spending during the 7-day trip.

While you could look at a trip to the Galapagos and say “I want to do this as cheaply as possible,” there are many factors to keep in mind that may persuade you to do otherwise.   Depending on what you want to get out of your trip, your travel choice just may surprise you!

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19 Galapagos Animals Who Had a Worse Week Than You

It is hard work being a Galapagos animal.

Inhabitants of one of the most protected island chains in the world truly have a lot on their plate.  Natural predators are in abundance thanks to the conservation effort, food sources are plentiful so it is easy to get full at will, and there are always throngs of tourists to entertain each and every day.

You think your job is rough?  These 17 animals from the Galapagos beg to differ.

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