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6/20 — the galápagos islands, ecuador - one of the major highlights of our rtw trip. what a place!
we spent 8 blissful days sailing from island to island. we snorkeled twice a day and saw things we never imagined we’d get in the water with - like bull and hammer sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, diamond rays, you-name-it rays. there were of course other less intimidating sea creatures as well - reef sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, and countless fish.
on land - we got acquainted with several species of iguanas, giant tortoises, sea lion pups, and more endemic species of birds than you’ll care to read about. and all that without ever running into another person outside of our small group.
fun fact - our guide’s name was darwin. how fitting, right?
visiting the galapagos is not cheap but it doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive either. what most people don’t know is that it’s not necessary to pre-book your trip. to save money, head there any time outside of the holidays, plan to have a few extra days, and shop around for last minute bookings. many boats we’ll have spaces and you’ll only pay a fraction of the price advertised online.
are the galápagos islands on your bucket list?