Teeming with wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth, the remote Galapagos Islands are located almost 600 hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. For most travelers, it’s a destination we dream of experiencing in person, though we rarely imagine the reality of what a visit to this iconic location entails.
So, before you dive in to begin swimming with playful sea lions, or have a chance to look eye-to-eye with a 500-pound tortoise, or marvel at the dramatic evidence of this area’s volcanic origins, you’ve got some planning to do.
Here are a few things to consider to get the very most out of your visit to one of the world’s most unique and secluded UNESCO World Heritage sites.
1. Select a tour that suits your ability
The rewards of visiting the Galapagos Islands are countless. From Giant Galapagos tortoises to Blue-footed boobies, from curious sea lions