Can you visit Galapagos without tour?
First off, yes, you can visit the Galapagos Islands without a tour. You can fly into the Galapagos yourself and stay on any of these islands. Santa Cruz and San Cristobal are the busiest, most populated islands and have the most to offer in terms of tours, restaurants, and accommodation.
Can you do a day trip to the Galapagos Islands?
Our Galapagos Day Tours are specially designed day visits to uninhabited islands and islets in the archipelago leaving from Santa Cruz, Isabela Island and San Cristobal. Pick up / drop off from your hotel in Puerto Ayora or Puerto Villamil and a small box lunch are included in selected day-tours.
Are the Galapagos Islands worth visiting?
Why the Galapagos are worth the trip The Galapagos are definitely a unique place on this planet. This archipelago of volcano islands is home to a large number of endemic species, and is therefore one of the most protected environments a traveler can visit. There isn’t only wildlife on the islands, though.
Can you stay overnight on the Galapagos Islands?
A: The Galapagos has four inhabited islands that each offer hotel options: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela, and Floreana. The other islands and islets of the archipelago are not inhabited by humans, and do not permit any overnight stays. In fact, visiting sites are only accessible from 6 am to 6 pm.
How many days should you spend in Galapagos?
Because it takes time and money to get to the Galapagos Islands and the first and last days of your trip are mostly travel days, we recommend that you spend at least 5 days in the Galapagos. The vast majority of travelers go to the Galapagos for 7 or 8 days.
Why is Galapagos Islands so expensive?
The reason it is so expensive is basic supply and demand. The demand is low compared to other cruises, but the supply is much, much lower. That is in part due to the logistics, and in part due to government restrictions intended to protect the wildlife. Is it worth it?
What is the best month to go to Galapagos?
The best time to visit the Galápagos Islands is from December to May. Though the Galápagos is beautiful year-round, these months offer temperatures ranging from the low 70s to mid-80s, making pleasant conditions for hiking and wildlife-spotting.
Why are Galapagos cruises so expensive?
The majority of the materials will need to be shipped in. Then too, the cost of land is higher in the Galapagos. Another factor that makes the Galapagos expensive has less to do with the remoteness and more to do with maintaining the pristine state of the Islands.