Galapagos Islands Destination Guides

Find the best places to go and things to do in the Galapagos Islands.


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Find the best destination guides for your trip to Ecuador Mainland including the Andes Highlands and the Pacific Coast.


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Latest Travel Tips & Posts

November 26, 2022

Why Galapagos is Different from other Beach Destinations

Trying to decide between a trip to the Galapagos Islands or a vacation to a beach destination? The Galapagos Islands are so much more than...
November 12, 2022

Birds that migrate to the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a birdwatcher’s dream. Even those that are not hobbyists will find the birdlife in the Galapagos Islands quite fascinating. Some birds are endemic to the archipelago and are...
November 11, 2022

Travel to the Galapagos Islands in Fall

The Galapagos Islands are open to visitors and people are increasingly heading back to enjoy cruises, hotel-based packages and observe the incredible wildlife...
November 4, 2022

Galapagos Marine Reserve Expansion

In some truly amazing news for the Galapagos and its wildlife, on January 14, 2022, the Ecuadorian president Guillermo Lasso signed a declaration that expanded the borders of the Galapagos Marine...
November 1, 2022

Travel to the Galapagos Islands in Summer

With restrictions to opening up finally being significantly eased, tourism is opening up and Ecuador is welcoming back visitors from all over the world...
October 26, 2022

Galapagos Islands Traditions: Crossing the Equator

Let’s look at what might happen on your Galapagos cruise when you cross the Equator and understand a little of the history of the celebration...
October 20, 2021

Quito Altitude Sickness and Treatment

Quito and many other towns in the highlands region of Ecuador sit at a high altitude. The air is thinner, and this is harder work for your body. This can present a few minor issues but....
October 20, 2021

Solo Female Travel in Ecuador & Galapagos – Insider Advice

A question that we get asked from time to time at Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders is: Is solo female travel in Ecuador safe?...
October 6, 2021

Our Top Rated Hotels in Quito

Many Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders tours involve at least an overnight in or nearby to the nation’s fine capital city, Quito. We use several top-rated hotels very frequently and there are various different...
Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders