Galapagos Islands Ecuador: Land Based options for tourism

Posted on June 20, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel, Galapagos Islands

NYTIMES.COM / The Galápagos Islands, with their gorgeous scenery, unparalleled and rare wildlife unafraid of humans, and paramount historical and scientific importance, were once a place you saved for years to see, a splurge that made a ski trip to Aspen look positively cheap in comparison. The only way to visit was by cruise ship, or by living aboard a boat, which put the cost, when combined with flights to the Ecuadorean mainland and then to the islands, out of the reach of many travelers.

But in the last 10 years, the government of Ecuador has allowed land-based tourism into its famous province. Although a cruise is still the best way to see the islands, and the only way to see some of them, travelers on a budget now have some appealing options. A land-based trip is more affordable and still lets you experience the highlights of a Galápagos adventure, without having to sleep on a pitching vessel.

If you’re going to the Galápagos as a land-based traveler, you will need flexibility, good humor and patience. Read Full Article


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