Without a doubt, those visiting
the Galapagos Islands usually spend a fair amount of their
time undertaking a sailing and/or cruise tour. However,
these are by no means the only things to do whilst in
the Galapagos Islands. And with some fine hotels and hostels
available on the islands, taking a few days out after
a cruise tour to enjoy some of the Galapagos Islands tours
is becoming more and more common. Here, then, are some
of the more enjoyable activities and tours you can get
up to during your Galapagos vacation:
Galapagos Tours - Cruises
As with everything in the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Island tours involving cruise ships can come in one of three
different modes: (a) high-end; (b) medium: and (c) economical.
Ordinarily, high-end cruises involve yachts with crews
of between 6 and 9. Normally these yachts can take a maximum
of 22 people; however, if you're looking to make a party
of it, some of the large cruise ships can take between
50 and 100 passengers. Medium priced cruises, on the other
hand, are usually either sail-boats (yachts) or motor-boats
and can normally take up to 10 passengers. Finally, most
of the cheaper boats are motor-boats that can handle up
to 16 passengers.
Galapagos Island Tours - Diving
With the superb natural wild life and exciting sea animals,
scuba diving and snorkeling are two of the most popular
past-times whilst on a Galapagos Island tour. However,
with some delightful inland rivers and waterfalls, swimming
on one of the islands is fast becoming one of the wonders
of a Galapagos Island tour.
Galapagos Tours - Kayaking
Kayaking the inland rivers and coastal waters is the new
"in" thing to do during any Galapagos tour and if you
believe this may be something you would like to do a visit
to any of the islands hotels or hostels should easily
provide you with the chance to do something like this.
Galapagos Tours - Bird Watching
Bird watching is one of the major reasons why most people
decide to visit the Galapagos Islands. If bird watching
is your pleasure, you'll find few better places in the
world to take a tour than to tour the Galapagos Islands.
However, as the rainy season in the Galapagos Islands
goes from January thru April, it is highly recommended
that any bird-watching lovers come to the islands during
this time as the rich green vegetation will provide you
with a much more enjoyable Galapagos tour.
Galapagos Island Tours - Iguana and Trekking
Iguanas live on the Galapagos Islands in large numbers
and a day trip trekking to see them is certainly one of
the highlights of any stay on the islands. Also, with
its rich vegetation and fauna, a Galapagos tour involving
a trek or two is always going to be fun!