Galapagos Islands Vegan Travel Guide

Galápagos Islands Vegan Travel Guide

Vegan in the Galapagos Islands

A couple of years ago, my family decided to take a family trip to the Galapagos Islands. As a general warning, this trip is far out of my own budget range, and wasn’t budget-friendly at all. There are cheaper ways [...]

The Galápagos Islands are known for their abundance of wildlife isolated from the mainland for millions of years. They have for centuries captured the interest of people all over the globe because of their unique biodiversity, made famous by Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. The Galápagos are a group of tiny volcanic islands that sit on the equator located approximately 1000km off the western coast of mainland Ecuador. Their isolated geographic location and protected status, minimizes human exploitation, and provides a truly unique opportunity to experience so many species of animals roaming freely in their natural habitat.

They have daily flights from the cities of Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador to the Galápagos Islands. The busiest airport in the Galápagos is on Baltra Island, but they also have frequent flights to San Cristóbal Island. Once travelers arrive, they usually board cruise ships which ferry them around the islands. Another option would be to transfer to one of the port towns on the islands, which have hotels and hostels. Currently the Galápagos Islands National Park entrance fee is $100 USD per adult and $50 per child under 12, and is paid upon arrival at the airport.

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