Galapagos Islands: One In A Million

For many world travelers, the Galapagos Islands are a dream. If you have been on the fence about visiting this otherworldly destination, maybe Tripio’s idea of the one in a million Galapagos Islands will give you the right push to begin planning your next vacation. A trip to the Galapagos Islands with the creativity of the Custom Itinerary on the Tripio App, will give you the experience of a lifetime. Adventure never ceases to miss out during a vacation to the beloved Ecuadorian Archipelago. Moreover, here are some ideas to kickstart your next big travel excursion to the Galapagos Islands. 


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Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Turtles Tortoise

Photo by Ryan Grewell on Unsplash

To start your travels off nice and easy, the Charles Darwin Research Station offers a fun-bundling adventure with hands-on experience. By tourists and travelers, this activity is one of the most visited attractions in the Galapagos Islands. This wide open research center hosts some of the most unique plant life and fauna that are native to the islands of the Galapagos archipelago. For a first time vacation to the Ecuadorian islands, this is a lifetime memory that you simply cannot miss! There’s no better way to get your custom itinerary on the Tripio App started than by adding the Charles Darwin Research Station. Great activity for kids, families and travelers of all shapes and sizes!

Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands

Tortuga Bay Galapagos Islands

Photo by Thomas Hoggren on Unsplash

Are you ready to embrace your inner Pirates of the Caribbean? Now is perhaps the best chance that you are going to get to cross that off your bucket-list. Vacationing along Tortuga Bay is a dream come true for the world travel community. Enjoy this wide stretch of white-sandy beaches along the South coast of Isla Santa Cruz. At Tortuga Bay, travelers can connect with the wildlife of the Galapagos. Tortuga Bay is known for its abundance of saltwater iguanas! The crystal blue sea along the coast of Tortuga Bay offers a romantic scenic imagery that will stick with you for life.


Conveniently located on the Galapagos islands most visited island, Tortuga Bay is a no-brainer to add onto your custom travel itinerary on the Tripio App. Long walks on the beach, getting familiar with the wildlife, and swimming in the warm crystal blue sea are just a few activities that make Tortuga bay so spectacular.

Puerto Chino Beach, Galapagos Islands

Seals Galapagos Islands

Photo by Amy Perez on Unsplash

One of Tripio’s most favorite destinations in all of the Galapagos islands is Puerto Chino. Located on the island of San Cristobal, Puerto Chino offers a number of activities and adventures for solo travelers and families alike. A big part of what makes Puerto Chino so special to Tripio is because of its secrecy and seclusion. If you are looking for a romantic getaway to the Galapagos islands, then San Cristobal is the right island for you. Often overlooked and for no reason at all! At Puerto Chino, you can expect to adopt a special relationship with the mamilic sea life of the Galapagos. That’s right! Connect with the charismatic personalities of the native sea lions that dominate the sandy beaches of Puerto Chino. 

Kicker Rock Diving and Snorkeling 

Kicker Rock Galapagos Islands

Photo by Frederico Mata

For the more daring travelers and down-right thrill seekers, there are few experiences that top that of a diving/snorkeling excursion to Kicker Rock. Diving among two enormous yet strangely shaped rocks off the coast of the Galapagos islands is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that needs to be seen by the world. This is without a doubt a top 10 adventure to be had during your vacation to the Galapagos Islands. This excursion is one of the best kept secrets of the area. Explore the wild sea life that has prospered along the Galapagos coastline since the beginning of time. Just a short 45-minute boat tour from the mainland.

Rancho Primicias Tortoise Reserve, Galapagos Islands

Tortoise Reserve

Photo by Deb Dowd on Unsplash

Similar to the Darwin Station yet different in so many ways. If you have ever considered a vacation to the Galapagos Islands, then surely you are familiar with the abundance of giant tortoises that flourish in the environment that is provided to them in the Ecuadorian archipelago. Rancho Primicias is dedicated to protecting these rare species and preserving their environment that provides a spectacular life for them. At Rancho Primicias, travelers can get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures and create a bond that will never be forgotten. After all, these tortoises can live up to 120 years!


Traveling with kids? Be sure to add Rancho Primicias Tortoise Reserve to your custom itinerary on the Tripio App when planning your next travel to the Galapagos Islands. 

Punta Espinosa 

Punta Espinosa

Photo by Magdalena Kula Manchee on Unsplash

To conclude Tripio’s list of best adventures to have on a vacation to the Galapagos islands is Punta Espinosa. This destination is one of Tripio’s personal favorites. The number of activities that Punta Espinosa offers seems endless. Like much of the Galapagos, Isla Fernandina is abundant with naturally preserved flowers and fauna. Catch a glimpse of the famous iguanas, sea lions, birds and other magnificent creatures that decorate the Galapagos. Snorkeling and swimming off the beaches of Punta Espinosa offer great adventures for kids and adults. 


All of these fantastic activities and more are listed on the Tripio App.

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