The Galapagos Islands are comprised of 19 unique land masses located in South America. The active season is between January and April, during which time visitors can fully explore, by land and sea, perhaps the most unique place on Earth.
Both land and water in the Galapagos house animals that are found only on these small islands. A wide range of iguanas, tropical birds and tortoises make their home on the islands.
This natural hiking trail leads through many colonies of seabirds native to the area. Most notably, visitors can catch sight of red-footed and masked boobies, along with cliffs and tide pools along the way.
Sierra Negra Volcano
One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Sierra Negra is located on the southeast side of Isla Isabela. Visitors can enjoy hiking or horseback riding on largest volcano in the area.
Inhabited only by birds, the isolated island provides an excellent place for underwater diving and snorkeling.
What to Bring
Wear lightweight clothing, sturdy walking shoes and keep plenty of sunscreen on hand.
December through May is the warm period, with tropical heat and almost daily rain. Skies may be cloudy, but the ocean temperature is ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
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