Galapagos Islands Travel Blog› entry 2 of 9 › view all entries
April 28th, 2005 – by: pushirubiano
The archipelago consists of 15 islands, of which 5 are inhabited. All have their own character and interesting points. The best way to visit would be on a boat tour. Land based tours are also available (and a bit cheaper) but since the islands are quite far away from each other, you won't see as much and will be spending a lot of time at sea. Trips are available in different durations, mostly 4 to 5 days, 7 to 8 days, or 10 days. The shortest trips really don't allow much time on the islands because the first and last days are travelling days from the mainland (a 2 to 3 hour's flight).
The Galapagos are also known as one of the premier dive spots of the world. But even if you are not a diver you can enjoy the underwater world on a snorkelling trip. We snorkelled at a couple of islands and swimming with the sea lions was one of the highlights of our trip! And we swam with sharks! Twice! I never imagined I would be doing such a thing in my life!
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