Galapagos beach

A guide to Galapagos Islands Day Trips

Day trips are a popular way to see the Galapagos Islands. Perhaps you’re visiting the Galapagos independently, or you have a few extra days before or after your cruise and you’re keen to fit in some extra wildlife-watching opportunities. You won’t be disappointed – there are a wide variety of destinations and itineraries on offer.

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Hiking in Galapagos

Galapagos Islands Packing Guide

Putting together the right equipment for your trip to the Galapagos will ensure that you have the best experience possible. Packing light is definitely encouraged, but don’t scrimp on the essentials – once you’re on the islands, you won’t be able to simply pick up whatever you need as many items are either impossible to find or very expensive. Be aware that Galapagos-bound airlines generally have a weight limit for hold luggage of 44 pounds (approximately 20 kg) per person. This can vary though, so check with your airline in advance.

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Charles Darwin Research Station

Charles Darwin Research Station to stay open

It’s good news for the Charles Darwin Research Station. The Galapagos-based station, which is run by the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), is to remain open – at least for now.

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Baby Galapagos tortoises discovered

Baby saddleback tortoises have been found in the wild in the Galapagos Islands for the first time in 150 years.

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