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The best way to visit the Galapagos Islands

What is a cruise tour in Galapagos?

Galapagos cruises is a live aboard experience this means that you will eat, sleep and get to know the islands via sea. As for the itineraries they’re usually super well planned in a way that you can see every corner of the Galapagos, for example you can snorkel at Kicker Rock to observe the marine life in its splendor.

When travelling by boat you will always have in front of you the different islands in the Galapagos National Park and when you set foot on the islands you can enjoy hiking Sierra Negra Volcano while observing the flora and fauna up close. Without forgetting to enjoy the beautiful beaches where you will share the sun with the sea lions that are there resting and enjoying life.

Since the cruises cannot get very close to the rock sores you must get on a boat and it can be a trip of approximately 2 hours from the high seas. Definity a bumpy ride so be prepared for it. On the other hand, staying in a floating hotel with comfortable rooms and being able to experience the islands in a more up close and personal way has its pro.

It could be said that being on a cruise has its cons if you are a person who has seasickness since it is your hotel so to speak and obviously you will be out during the day visiting the Galapagos Islands. But having that possibility of being able to visit the islands while the sea has its charm of adventure and it will surely be something that you will always remember.

Galapagos Island cruises include a fascinating array of all-inclusive activities and excursions, allowing guests to explore the archipelago from multiple perspectives.

Tourist in multisport activity in galapagos with penguins
Tourist in multisport activity in galapagos with penguins

What is a land tour in Galapagos?

Galapagos land tours are divided into two categories, in hotels and from island to island. Based on the hotel is self-explanatory. The hotel is your base of operations, and day trips start at the hotel or port and take you back in the evening. These hotels are located on the four inhabitable islands, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Floreana and Isabela. Island-hopping runs are similar to those on land, but your base of operations changes as you migrate between the four inhabitable islands. Unlike cruises tours this option has a more flexible itinerary. That is to say you’ll be doing daily tours and get so free time so you can enjoy the restaurants, the beaches and get to know the local people of the islands. Thus, a land tour in The Galapagos will give you more freedom to enjoy the islands in your own travel style.

Giant galapagos tortoise in front of Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos wildlife
Giant galapagos tortoise in front of Pikaia Lodge

Therefore, it could be said that when you are planning your trip to the Galapagos Islands and when it comes to choosing the type of tour you want you will have to take into account several factors like the itineraries but above all what you are looking for in this trip. Anyway, whichever tour you choose you will always have an unforgettable trip in these islands full of wonders.

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