Essential Tips When Visiting Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is one of the unique formations in the world. Aside from that, Galapagos Islands are rich with natural attractions and wildlife which is why a lot of tourists visit this beautiful country. So if you are planning to visit this country here are some essential tips you can follow.

  1. Take a diving lesson before going to the Galapagos Islands. As we all know, this place is rich in marine life. So if you don’t want to miss the fun and enriching experience of being able to see how’s life underwater, you should learn to dive or snorkel.
  2. Make sure to have extra memory cards. Did you know that Galapagos Islands are every photographer’s dream? There is just so much to see in here and your phone memory is not enough. You need to bring a separate camera and pack some extra memory cards to document your vacation and take pictures of the beautiful wildlife.
  3. Book a small cruise ship. The best way to see the beauty of the Galapagos Island is to book a small cruiser with a local guide and crew. This will give you a chance to be up close with the islands and enjoy the sunrise before anybody else can. Just so you know, it is not so crowded in the Galapagos Islands, so you can take as many beautiful pictures as you can like you own the place.
  4. Don’t be surprised if people will be too vocal about the boobies. You will locals wearing shirts with sayings “Save the boobies” or “We love the boobies”. Don’t be alarmed. Boobies are popular birds in the Galapagos Islands with long pointed bills and blue feet. Seriously though, the wildlife in these islands is spectacular. These are also one of the several highlights of the country which you ought to see with your bare eyes.

5.  Bring a pair of sturdy footwear. We recommend a pair of open-toed sturdy sandals or tennis shoes. Galapagos Islands have a lot of volcanic rocks.  Most of the pathways are really rocky and rough so your sandals must not easily give up. Also bring some sun screen. The weather in the Galapagos Islands is mostly sunny but in contrast with many other places in Ecuador the sunlight can be very intense. We suggest that you apply ample sunscreen to protect your skin from the ultra-violet rays of the sun.

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