a top trip: active galapagos

 

sea lion and iguana galapagos islands ecuadorUntouched by human civilisation until the early 19th century, the Galapagos Islands remain one of our planet’s greatest wildlife viewing destinations. If you are ready for an archipelago adventure with a difference, Intrepid’s Pamela Arcos explains why Active Galapagos is her top trip…

“This island-hopping trip explores the Galapagos by panga boats and you stay in hotels, which means you have more time to meet the locals. Your adventure begins on San Cristobal island with an exhilarating downhill bike ride to admire the fantastic views from the highlands. Each day you’ll enjoy amazing wildlife experiences and my favourite encounters include watching iguanas feed on underwater seaweed, seeing Galapagos penguins scurry about the islands and silently observing giant turtles guarding their nests on the beach. Leon Dormido is one of the best spots for snorkeling and here I’ve seen sharks swimming calmly close by – how incredible it was to feel a giant animal sharing his world with me!”

 

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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