About this guide

Today, the Galapagos’ wildlife still draws in explorers. From giant turtles to the world’s only seagoing lizard, visiting the Islands is a guaranteed chance to see some of the world’s most fascinating creatures nonchalantly swim, stroll and swoop by.

But all this excitement comes at a cost. Travel to the Galapagos has doubled in the last ten years, putting the Islands’ ecosystem under strain and threatening the future of the wildlife that inspires so many people to come.

So how can you visit the Islands and leave as small a footprint as possible? That’s where this guide comes in. From an introduction to what animals and activities you can find on each island to how to travel between them, this guide gives you all the tools you’ll need to plan your Galapagos trip as responsibly as possible.

There is no place on Earth like the Galapagos Islands -- so let’s keep them that way. Dive in.

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