For many of us, the desire to travel and see the world goes hand in hand with the desire to put ourselves in unusual and extraordinary circumstances, and to have the kind of adventures that we can share with our friends and family, and remember fondly for years to come.
Any trip has the potential to be uplifting, exciting, and interesting. But, if you really want an adventure, certain destinations have a bit more to offer than others.
Going on an Ecuador and Galapagos journey will definitely take you out of your familiar everyday environment, and will introduce you to an environment where all kinds of incredible things are happening.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider a trip to Galapagos.
It’s one of the most unspoiled areas of the planet
The Galapagos Islands are strictly monitored and protected, with tourists being restricted to specific areas – and with those specific areas being carefully watched, as well.
These days, it’s difficult to find places that are truly “unspoiled” that don’t bear a lot of marks of human interaction and habitation.
On a visit to the Galapagos Islands, you can charter a small boat, and have a guide sail you around some of the most pristine areas you could hope to see you, while pointing out areas of particular interest. You’re not likely to find yourself constantly interrupted by major motorways, and bustling urban metropolises.
The mere fact that the Galapagos Islands are so “wild” and “natural” may well be reason enough to motivate you to visit.
There are an extraordinary number of incredible creatures to be found there
One thing that everyone knows about the Galapagos Islands – in addition to the fact that Charles Darwin visited them while conducting his scientific studies – is that the place is absolutely teeming with an incredible number of creatures, many of which are unique to the region.
On a trip to the Galapagos Islands, you can see the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoises, seals, sea turtles, iguanas, snakes, Darwin’s famous finches, killer whales, dolphins, and much more.
If you’re interested in seeing exotic animals, there are few places in the world as worthy of a visit as the Galapagos Islands.
Nearly everyone has heard of Galapagos, but virtually no one has visited
As mentioned above, just about everyone has heard of the Galapagos Islands, but only a comparatively small number of people have actually visited.
Of course, if the tourist industry of Galapagos grew dramatically, that would present a potential ecological crisis. But, as long as the place is well maintained and regulated, and you act responsible on your visit as a tourist, you will be able to boast that you are one of the few who has ever actually set foot on the islands.
If you’re sharing holiday anecdotes with your friends, “I went to visit Florence” or “I spent a week in Tokyo” are all well and good. But it’ll be hard to beat “I went to visit Galapagos.”