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November 7, 2018
12 Things to Do on a Galapagos Land Tour
Galapagos Scenery

Are you an adventure junky? Do you love wildlife?

A Galakiwi land tour in the Galapagos keeps you busy hiking, biking, snorkeling and exploring the islands. We also show you the amazing wildlife that can only be found here. We don’t do cruises here, so when you are hungry, we take you to the best restaurants in the Galapagos. When you are tired, you stay in fun, local family-run hotels.

A Galapagos land tour with Galakiwi allows you the freedom to explore the islands in a different way, while benefiting the local economy and learning about the important conservation efforts being done to ensure the islands remain the wildlife paradise they are today.

What would you most want to experience on a Galakiwi land tour in the Galapagos? 

12 – Learn about Lonesome George & Conservation in the Galapagos

Lonesome George Exhibit in the Galapagos

Lonesome George Exhibit in the Galapagos

A famous symbol of the Galapagos, when Lonesome George died recently, his species of tortoise went extinct. Learn about the current conservation efforts in the Galapagos and what you can do to help make sure the islands stay as pristine as possible!

11 – Sleep in Small-Family Run Hotels

Small Hotels, Big Charm!

Small Hotels, Big Charm!

There is no better way to understand a place you visit than to chat with the locals! Stay in small-family run hotels and meet the interesting people that call the Galapagos home, without worrying about getting seasick on a rocking boat.

10 – Hike up an Active Volcano on Isabela Island

Success! On top of a Galapagos Volcano.

Success! On top of a Galapagos Volcano.

Sierra Negra volcano and Volcan Chico are highlights for anyone who loves hiking. Strange colours, stunning views and the chance to see some special Galapagos animals such as vermilion flycatchers, Galapagos hawks or land iguanas. One of the longest hikes available in the Galapagos!

9 – Enjoy some Traditional Ecuadorian Food

Llapingachos!

Llapingachos – A classic meal from Ecuador

Llapingachos, frittada and bolones are a few of the foods you can enjoy around the Galapagos. We also know where you can get some special crispy rice dishes, or the best fresh tuna steaks or coconut lobster. Don’t want the traditional? If you prefer pizza, sushi or a burger you’ll be surprised what you can find in the Galapagos!

8 – Snorkel or Dive with a Shiver of Sharks

Friendly Galapagos Sharks

Friendly Galapagos Sharks!

Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos Sharks, and reef sharks are abundant in the Galapagos Islands. Some of the places we snorkel and dive are deep water sites, where you can spot shivers of sharks! (You did know a group of sharks is called a shiver, right?)

7 – Go for a Sunrise Walk, or a Sunset Drink

Marine Iguana at Sunset

Marine Iguana at Sunset – Can’t get this photo on a Galapagos Cruise!

Freedom! Since you’re not stuck on a cruise ship for 12+ hours a day, you can stick to your morning yoga/running routine, or evening reading/sundowner routine. How does an early morning paddle board session sound? Or perhaps you’d rather sleep in a bit, or go to bed early. The choice, and freedom, is yours.

6 – Kayak with Penguins

Galapagos Penguin

Yes, Penguins really are in the Galapagos Islands!

How many people do you know can say they have gone kayaking with penguins? The world’s most northern penguin species is often hanging out around Puerto Villamil, where we like to do some kayaking in the bay. Who wants a penguin selfie!?

5 – SUP & Swim with Sea Lions

Sea Lion SUP

What’s SUP Sea Lion?

If penguins aren’t your thing, how about curious sea lions? The juveniles are especially inquisitive and love checking out swimmers. Of course, sometimes they just want a free ride and may even jump up on your SUP if you leave it unattended!

4 – Travel with the Best Galapagos Guides

Galapagos Naturalist Guides

The Best Galapagos Naturalist Guides work with Galakiwi

There was a time when people thought the best guides were on cruise ships in the Galapagos. We know that isn’t true, as Galakiwi has an amazing team of Galapagos Naturalist Guides who happen to also be great storytellers, bring the history and nature of the Galapagos to life. In fact, one of our guides recently received the Top Conservation Guide in the World award!

3 – See Giant Tortoises in the Wild

Hungry Hungry Tortoise

A Hungry Hungry Tortoise!

Do you know the difference between turtles and tortoises? If not, come to the Galapagos to find out! The Galapagos Is famous for being home to the Giant Tortoises, which can live well over 100 years, and adapted differently on each island they’re found. You can see them on every island we visit, including wild tortoises on Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands!

2 – Bike through the Lush Highlands

Galapagos Biking

Who wants to go for a ride?

Did you know the Galapagos highlands are a lush, green and somewhat tropical climate? Many fruits can be grown in the highlands, which are home to many different species than what you see along the coastlines. The best way to explore the highlands? By bike of course! You might even get to stop at an organic coffee farm!

1 – Photograph Iguanas, Boobies and More!

Blue-Footed Booby

The iconic Blue-Footed Booby

Wildlife everywhere. Blue-footed boobies, lava lizards, marine iguanas and so many more unique creatures are found in the Galapagos. Many of them are endemic, found nowhere else! Every day your Galakiwi adventure tour gives you time to see and photograph these strange animals. Just remember to hashtag #galakiwi when you post them on Instagram!

For an entry into our Great Galakiwi Galapagos Giveaway contest, simply comment on this blog post, saying what you would most want to do or see on a Galakiwi tour in the Galapagos! Be sure to comment before January 1st, 2019 to be entered in the draw! Full contest details can be found here.

227 Comments on this post

Anne Scott
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 2:51 PM

This sounds like it would be the trip of a lifetime! So many wonderful things to do and see!


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Jessica Hewko
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 2:57 PM

I really hope I get to see of these things in real life one day!! πŸ˜€ D


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Maia Dowling
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 3:11 PM

I would most like to swim with the shiver of sharks! What an amazing experience!


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Melissa Faulkner
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Oh my goodness I was going to comment on. My favorite but this all looks spectacular! My fav is perhaps the swimming with the sharks!


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ellory
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Looks Awesome


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Shawn Unger
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 3:56 PM

would love to experience this!!!!


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jason kinnin
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 3:58 PM

#2 is suited for me but I would be thankful to do any and all of these. Hope I win the contest


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Gabrielle R
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Kayaking with peguins is now on my bucket list!!


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Judy Folk
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 4:41 PM

i would love to kayak with penguins


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Anna Kroupina
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 4:41 PM

On the topic of Ecuadorian cuisine… have you heard of chontacuros?? These are large beetle larvae that are eaten raw or skewered shish kebab style. Certainly not for the squeamish! I’m all for trying at least one πŸ˜€


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megan h
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 4:47 PM

wow, what a family adventure we would have


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Bianca
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 4:48 PM

This would be an awesome experience!


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Corry L.
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 5:14 PM

Absolute dream-come-true adventure trip for me if I win! Thanks so much for the chance!


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valerie morgan
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 5:35 PM

This would be such a dream come true


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daniella solorzano
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 6:20 PM

I would love this experience!


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Corey Parker
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 6:35 PM

I would jump at the chance to do any of these things! I have always wanted to go here! Absolutely amazing!!!


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Cristina P.
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 6:39 PM

Every one of these are awe inspiring! What an amazing place and what a privilege it would be to be able to visit there!


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Chris Finn
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 6:40 PM

A trip to the Galapagos would be like every childhood dream coming true at once!


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Dmitri
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 7:07 PM

To see exotic wildlife of the Galapagos would be interesting. Biking, kayaking, swimming, hiking etc is the nice bonus.


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Macy Childers
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 7:12 PM

KAYAK WITH PENGUINS!


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suganya maheswaran
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 7:14 PM

this is making me want to go their. All that wild life, its like the little mermaid πŸ˜€


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Chris
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 7:39 PM

Lovely


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Kris w
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 7:43 PM

This is so amazing! It would be fulfilling a lifetime dream of mine to be able to explore this fantastical land.


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kelsie
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 7:51 PM

OMG those penguins!!!! i would love to kayak with them and see the sunrise/sunset


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carmen
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 8:18 PM

I want to try them all. Beautiful!


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Brian Hwang
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 9:06 PM

Going to Galapagos is a dream of mine! There is so much to do there and it looks beautiful!


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Gerri Tennant
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 9:18 PM

So many species and such a unique place to visit. Your blog made it very appealing, thanks.


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Karen Gilmore
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 9:51 PM

This trip has been on my bucket list for a long time. It all sounds amazing especially the water part.


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Meagan Gravitt
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 10:04 PM

Sounds like an absolute dream trip. Shane and I have been tossing around the idea of visiting for an anniversary celebration in the next year or two!


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Joy Armour
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Wow, the Galapagos looks right up my street – abundant in rich vegitation and fabulous wildlife. Such a great place to explore – a once in a lifetime experience! Joy πŸ–’


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Joy Armour
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 10:36 PM

Stunning country – and wonderful list of must-do’s!


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Cliff T
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 10:44 PM

Woah… the diving with sharks sounds like it’d be fun!


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Shira
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 10:49 PM

Wow! The Galapagos looks like an amazing place to visit! I love wildlife and nature.


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Melinda Carroll
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 10:58 PM

I have been wanting to go here for such a long time! I was thinking probably the only way I would be able to go is to win a trip!!


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Rae Rushing
Commented on November 7, 2018 at 11:29 PM

Oh my goodness! We would love to dive here! Beautiful!


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Rebecca F
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 12:54 AM

Kayaking with penguins looks AMAZING! I love all the wild animals and natural settings.


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Jeremy Lowe
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:01 AM

Its always been on my bucket list to go to these island. The wildlife you’d see would be second to none.


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Jerred P.
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:16 AM

Amazing article.


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Ruben
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:26 AM

A need to be there!!!!!


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DonnaBeeGood
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:36 AM

It would be wonderful to see while we still have wonders on this earth!


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Barbara Lowe
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 2:13 AM

I would enjoy walking with the Giant Tortoises and swimming with the Sea Lions.


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Lisa Cho
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 2:14 AM

Amazing photos! I would love to SUP with a sea lion.


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Saegan Anderson
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 2:46 AM

I SO want to kayak with penguins and swim with sea lions!


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Elliott
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 2:55 AM

So much amazing stuff to do here. I think Kayaking with sea loins might be a favourite though πŸ™‚


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Alicia Pea
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 3:29 AM

This is my dream trip!


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Diane Harris
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 3:42 AM

swim with a “shiver” of sharks, first time I’ve heard that.


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Terrie Tooms
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 3:42 AM

This is a phenomenal trip. I cant imagine what it would be like. I hope that I get to experience it one day.


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Kate Morris
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 3:52 AM

SUP with Sea Lions? Yes, I’m down for that!


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Hilary
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 5:32 AM

This would be a dream come true


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Allison B
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 11:46 AM

WOah! This is a dream come true


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Janice Cournoyer
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 12:22 PM

This would be a trip of a lifetime. Has been on my bucket list for so many years. Swimming with Giant Tortoises and swimming with the Sea Lions.m seeing those lovely little penguins would be a highlight!!


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Peter J Mogish
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 12:54 PM

So much to do; But mainly want to see the huge tortoises.


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Penny
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:21 PM

my dream come true


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Stefanie Sanford
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:23 PM

To be able to enjoy those beautiful sunrises and sunsets would be magical! I can’t wait to learn about the conservation efforts and to experience the food!


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Jeremy Harris
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Would love to do them all


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Marcus Harris
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 1:39 PM

So beautiful


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Donna Doyle
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 3:17 PM

This sounds amazing. Hiking up an active mountain, small family run hotels, snorkelling, kayaking the food. All of it.


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Megan Dumm
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 4:37 PM

I would love to swim with Sea Lions!! Thank you so much for the chance!!


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Lindsay Campbell
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 5:36 PM

Wow, such a beautiful place!! I wish I could live there. Look at all the wild life and nature. What a dream!!


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Brittany J
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 8:16 PM

Looks amazing!


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Laurie Brown
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Sea lions, turtles and food sound great. Thanks for the chance πŸ‘


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Scott
Commented on November 8, 2018 at 11:10 PM

Seeing all of the animals in their natural habitat would be amazing. Trip of a lifetime!


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Sherika Scott
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Would love to try Ecuadorian food!


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Emily K
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 1:21 AM

This looks amazing — as a photographer, this is a dream trip!


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Carol LuBien
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 3:18 AM

As a senior, I would love to go and absorb the zen atmosphere. The small hotels would be ideal.


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Elaine Beierbach
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 3:52 AM

l LOVE IT – and would do Machu Picchu while near there. Thanks for the opportunity


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Suzanne Ally Beck-Smith
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Solitaro George and the Conservation Efforts are at the top of my list!


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PatrickM
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Photograph all the wildlife that I can possibly see.


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Rajee Pandi
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 10:01 AM

I love to do all the attractions with my family


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Lisa Ahlstedt
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 1:54 PM

Wow! So many great things to see and do. I can’t wait to visit!


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Denise M
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 5:32 PM

I would certainly love staying in a locally owned hotel. Better than any chain.


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Linda Pearson
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 6:59 PM

Hard to pick one but I would love to swim with the shiver of sharks! What an amazing experience!


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Angela Denton-Rachel
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Looks like so much fun!


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Alec U
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 8:24 PM

Wow … simply, wow. This is #1 on the bucket list for both me and my wife!


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Misty West
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 9:12 PM

All of these activities look amazing! Dream trip!


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Richard Dinwiddie Jr
Commented on November 9, 2018 at 10:11 PM

Are you an adventure junky? Do you love wildlife? Looks like you don’ t even have to be in those categories to have the time of your life on a Galapagos Land Tour


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Danielle Brooks
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM

I would love to see the giant tortoises in the wild and photograph them.


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Derwin
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 12:21 AM

I’d love to go there


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caitlyn oosthuizen
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 3:39 AM

Would love to hike up a volcano!!!


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Mark E Johnson
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 3:59 AM

The wildlife, the food, the amazing guides and staff. Can’t go wrong with Galakiwi!


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carol clark
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 5:39 AM

ok this already blew my mind i thought you camp in a tent ahahah wow like im impressed i dont know why i didnt think there was a hotel o my gosh i want to go so bad


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Eileen Deliz
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 12:58 PM

The Galapagos is my #1 bucket list item!


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Leanne
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Looks like such an incredible experience . What a gorgeous place . Would love to see all the different wildlife .


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George W Knox
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 1:04 PM

This is the trip my wife and I have been saving for!


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Steve Weber
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 7:22 PM

I would love to try some of the local cuisine!!


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Wayne Couzens
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 7:27 PM

The Galapagos Islands are an amzing place. I am just learning the scuba dive and I would love to go there and snorkel and dive.


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Cathi Crismon
Commented on November 10, 2018 at 10:25 PM

Oh yes!
I’m up to all of them except… swimming with sharks.
Galapagos is on my bucket list!!


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Cher Garman
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 12:04 AM

I would absolutely love to snorkel off the Galapagos Islands! Talk about a dream come true!


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Kristin
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 2:21 AM

Visiting the island sounds amazing. πŸ™‚


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Christina Thompson
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 3:13 AM

Meeting the guides sounds awesome! I’d love to know more about what it’s like living in the Galapagos and how people adapt to living lightly with such amazing wildlife!


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Diana Arizaga
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 4:52 AM

This sounds like such a fun eventful opportunity!!


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Sarah Kern
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 2:18 PM

This looks like such a fascinating and unique place to visit!


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Mjke Jackson
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM

It would be amazing to see diverse the ecosystem is there. I would enjoy very much experiencing this once in a lifetimr opportunity with the love of my life…


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Moriah White
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 4:12 PM

I find marine iguanas fascinating.


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Anne Shea
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Going to the Galapagos would really be dream come true. I love animals so much. I’m intrigued by the food, though. Sounds delicious!


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Chezza Bennett
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 6:28 PM

I would love to do them all, especially swimming with sharks again. We had such an amazing time 10 years ago and even got engaged on these amazing islands. Since then we have got married and had 2 children with names linked to these islands as we loved it so much πŸ™‚


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Marta
Commented on November 11, 2018 at 6:35 PM

One of my absolute favourite trips and would LOVE to go back!!


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Rachel K.
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 3:10 AM

When I went to the Galapagos, I had just starting dating my now husband. I brought him back a statue of Solitario George – such a sad story!


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TylerG
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Looks amazing!!!


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Ron Ablang
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 3:14 PM

The most interesting thing for me is to bike through the lush highlands.


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KellieRose Wilson
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 4:38 PM

I am DREAMING of swimming with sea lions!!


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charlotte west
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Wow, so many adventures to do! It would be such a blessing to win this, and I have never really been on a vacation in my life and I’m 59 years old. I have entered hundreds of of contests to win a vacations and have not hit on a one of them, but this one would be the best one I have entered!


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charlotte west
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 8:16 PM

Wow, so many adventures to do! It would be such a blessing to win this, and I have never really been on a vacation in my life and I’m 59 years old. I have entered hundreds of of contests to win a vacations and have not hit on a one of them, but this one would be the best one I have entered! You guys have to fix the thing that says duplicate, because this is not a duplicate.


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Gracie Mc
Commented on November 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM

This looks like an amazing trip. Would love to swim with the sharks. And do everything else of course!


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Cynthia
Commented on November 13, 2018 at 4:22 AM

All of these look so fun!


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Susan Adams
Commented on November 13, 2018 at 4:49 AM

Oh my! I think I would have to bike through the highlands. I’m an avid cyclist, but I’ve never biked anywhere like Galapagos before!


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Paula R
Commented on November 13, 2018 at 7:14 PM

I would love to see giant tortoises in the wild among many other things, thanks for the chance


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Donny
Commented on November 13, 2018 at 8:41 PM

Sounds fun. I need a vacation.


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Joe Brown
Commented on November 13, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Looks like total relaxation!


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Meaghan Monroe
Commented on November 14, 2018 at 7:09 AM

Seeing the Galapagos Islands is such a bucket list item for me, all 12 things look amazing; well except the sharks, they are kind of scary.


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antonionieto
Commented on November 14, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Awesome!


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Michelle Stevens
Commented on November 14, 2018 at 11:42 AM

I would love to scuba dive with the sharks!


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christykro
Commented on November 14, 2018 at 10:57 PM

I would love to go, looks amazing!


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Shana S
Commented on November 14, 2018 at 11:20 PM

the hotel looks so cute!!


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Max Faigen
Commented on November 15, 2018 at 4:04 AM

This sounds like an awesome way to get out of my comfort zone and explore!


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Kathy
Commented on November 15, 2018 at 4:57 AM

I may have missed something but I am wondering on which island the tour takes place. I am surprised at the degree of human civilization i.e. hotels & coffee plantations.


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Anna
Commented on November 15, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Wow, visiting the Galapagos islands sounds like the adventure of a lifetime. πŸ˜€ But certainly worth more than a single visit.


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Christine Holliday
Commented on November 15, 2018 at 10:56 PM

OMGosh! This trip would be a dream come true! I’d like to try all of these things!


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Marysa
Commented on November 16, 2018 at 12:13 AM

There are so many cool things to do there. I would love to see the giant tortoises.


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Kimberley
Commented on November 16, 2018 at 1:07 AM

I would love to do all of these things. Thanks for the opportunity.


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Corinne Segura
Commented on November 16, 2018 at 1:35 AM

would love to snorkle there!


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frohar
Commented on November 16, 2018 at 1:46 PM

looks incredible!


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Osmalien
Commented on November 16, 2018 at 6:56 PM

Would totally love to do this! Looking forward to it!


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pat
Commented on November 17, 2018 at 3:41 AM

would love to get some great pics


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Christina Almond
Commented on November 18, 2018 at 2:22 PM

That sounds wonderful so it’s hard to choose which sounds best! I love the idea of touring an organic coffee form and SUPing with seals!


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EMERALD
Commented on November 18, 2018 at 6:34 PM

WOW!!!!


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SharonC
Commented on November 18, 2018 at 7:10 PM

I would love to see the Blue-footed boobies and stay in a small local hotel.


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Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
Commented on November 19, 2018 at 2:12 AM

great list – never knew about most of these πŸ™‚


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Gary B
Commented on November 19, 2018 at 8:47 PM

I Would most like to see the Giant Tortoises


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TLS
Commented on November 19, 2018 at 9:13 PM

This entire adventure sounds exciting! However, I am most excited about seeing the penguins!


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Jean C Campbell
Commented on November 20, 2018 at 1:47 AM

Dream trip of a lifetime. I would suspect that this trip is on the bucket list of 1000’s of people!


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Roger Zurita
Commented on November 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM

I’m ecuadorian but I’ve never visited Islas GalΓ‘pagos, I would like to go!


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SFrupe
Commented on November 22, 2018 at 6:12 AM

Beautiful! This is one of my dream destinations. I hope to travel to the Galapagos someday


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Sarah Said
Commented on November 24, 2018 at 1:45 PM

wowww looks AMAZING!


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David M.
Commented on November 25, 2018 at 11:24 PM

The Galapagos are marvelous — the trip of a lifetime!


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Nicki Pollack
Commented on November 26, 2018 at 12:01 AM

I absolutely love travel, photograpghy, and an super passionate about wildlife conservation! I feel going to the Galapagos Islands would truly be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Galapagos has been on my bucket list for such a long time. The Galapagos has so many amazing species! Turtles as old as dinasours, penguins, seals, booby birds, the list can go on forever! The biodiversity in the Galapagos is truly incredible. Getting the chance to see all the animals and wildlife in their natural habitat and roam around would truly be so inspiring and life changing. Also the fact I could do it with a company who is eco friendly is very important to me which you are! I love to hike, snorkel, and bike ride! Hiking a volcano would truly be an amazing experience. I love to adventure an be active!


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Susan Pollack
Commented on November 27, 2018 at 5:27 PM

My daughter Nicki Pollack and I have always wanted to go to Peru and the Galapagos together! We love going off the beaten path and seeing all the amazing wildlife and nature and engage in culture when we travel! It would be a dream come true to do this bucket list trip for us!


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Nicki Pollack
Commented on November 28, 2018 at 3:33 AM

This would be my dream trip! I love photograpghy travel and am super passionate about wildlife conservation!


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Chris Corson
Commented on November 28, 2018 at 7:05 PM

All of it really! But I’ll mention snorkel or dive with a shiver of sharks! Normally the thought of sharks while I’m swimming absolutely terrifies me!! So as long as this is safe…


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Stephanie S.
Commented on November 28, 2018 at 8:54 PM

Absolute must see! we love seeing wildlife and adventuring!


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KATHY K
Commented on November 28, 2018 at 11:47 PM

Sounds like an amazing bucket list destination for sure! Can’t wait to go!!


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Kathleen Fowler
Commented on November 29, 2018 at 3:58 AM

Galapagos has been on my bucket list – would be a dream trip. So many things to do


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Kathleen Fowler
Commented on November 29, 2018 at 4:01 AM

Galapagos has been on my bucket list. So many things to do – would love to climb the volcano


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Tom Masterson
Commented on November 30, 2018 at 9:15 PM

Would love to visit here one day soon


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Danielle Lindquist
Commented on December 2, 2018 at 7:59 AM

I love all the animals! The volcano tour sounds awesome and the food looks yummy too!


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Andy C.
Commented on December 3, 2018 at 1:10 AM

Race the tortoises on their own track – vroom, vroom


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Kay Abbott
Commented on December 4, 2018 at 5:20 AM

this would be an amazing trip


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Wanda B
Commented on December 4, 2018 at 3:11 PM

I love adventure! All these things look great but I would especially love to taste some yummy Ecuadorian food!!


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erin mcginn
Commented on December 4, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Every part of it is such an experience. Dining at the night market, the family-run hotels, and especially the sights and wildlife!


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larry
Commented on December 4, 2018 at 5:15 PM

how great a trip


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roz rubinoff
Commented on December 4, 2018 at 5:18 PM

A trip of a lifetime…climbing the volcano is a must


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NITA PICCIONI
Commented on December 4, 2018 at 11:32 PM

LOOKS AMAZING! WHAT AN ADVENTURE!


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Louise Hunt
Commented on December 6, 2018 at 10:04 PM

Its all looks amazing! I would love to do even half of these things but I would definitely love to snorkel and see the wildlife in this beautiful place.


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Jeremy FFister
Commented on December 8, 2018 at 12:42 AM

Absolutely Amazing!!!!


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Deacon Maccubbin
Commented on December 8, 2018 at 1:10 AM

It has long been my dream to walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. My Nikon at the ready, I’m eager to get close-ups of blue-footed boobies, sea lions and giant tortoises. For the sharks, I’ll use a telephoto lens. πŸ˜‰


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Aurie Ann
Commented on December 8, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Going to the Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list since middle school – it was called Jr. High then lol!

Thanks for the detailed list of things to do! I will get there one day and explore everything on the list!


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Keenan O
Commented on December 10, 2018 at 8:39 PM

I would love to visit here one day, the wildlife is amazing!


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Michelle Howes
Commented on December 11, 2018 at 3:45 PM

So many wonderful things to do!


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Andrea
Commented on December 11, 2018 at 5:10 PM

This sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I would love to take in all the scenery and wildlife on the different islands. I want to do everything listed above! Sounds like a dream come true. I hope I get to do this πŸ™‚


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Adriana Chavira
Commented on December 12, 2018 at 7:33 AM

this place is def in my bucket list!! so georgeous


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Jennifer Meyer
Commented on December 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM

I wanna do it all but especially the snorkeling


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Aimee Munoz
Commented on December 12, 2018 at 3:07 PM

I’d love to bike through the Highlands!


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Michelle C.
Commented on December 12, 2018 at 5:54 PM

So cool! Hope I can go some day.


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Pamela Blythe
Commented on December 12, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Conservation and wildlife protection is so very important to me. It is my dream to experience first hand the beauty and diversity of the Galapagos.


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Irina
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 1:17 AM

I would do all these ! Dream trip


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Amber Stovall
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 1:29 AM

I have always wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands πŸ’•


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Aubreyanna williams
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 1:39 AM

I would go to relax and enjoy my day!!!😊😊


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Amber Gonzalez
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 2:23 AM

Looks very beautiful!!!!


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Dulcie Verduyn
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 3:31 AM

Wow! I’m adding this place to my bucket list!


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Keri Greene
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 4:11 AM

This tour looks like so much fun!! 😍


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Vicki Fischer
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 3:41 PM

WOW! Want to do it ALL!!!


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Jaime Zielinski
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Dream trip


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Amy Bradley
Commented on December 13, 2018 at 7:59 PM

Amazing once in a lifetime experience. My kind of wonderful!


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marci palumbo
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 12:15 AM

My son is in Veterinarian School, he desperately wants to go to Galapagos!!!!


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Clem Garcia
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM

I would like to Kayak with the Penguins


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Elisa Evans
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 3:29 PM

I have always dreamed of seeing the amazing animals on this special island


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Stacey Scheiderer
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 4:09 PM

This has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember!


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Jamie Martin
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Hopefully I’ll get to raise more awareness about sea turtles!


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Becky Boden
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Looks absolutely amazing!


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TAMMY BOTZON
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 4:49 PM

This is on my Bucket list!


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Nicholas Miller
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 5:20 PM

WOW SO COOL


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Young M
Commented on December 14, 2018 at 6:08 PM

Sounds like a dreamy experience


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Heather Havlin
Commented on December 15, 2018 at 2:04 AM

Looks like HEAVEN on Earth. Hope to one day be there!


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Toni Anderson
Commented on December 15, 2018 at 7:51 AM

This would be a dream come true!


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Kelly Robson
Commented on December 15, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Wow, it would be a vacation of a lifetime to go to the Galapagos! I love the kayak with the penguins!


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Susan Hanna
Commented on December 15, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Looks like the trip of a lifetime! PS Pick me!


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ajp
Commented on December 15, 2018 at 2:56 PM

Swim with the sharks? Awesome


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Aleksey Palumbo
Commented on December 15, 2018 at 8:21 PM

I’m in my first year of Veterinarian School at Texas A&M (gig em) and would LOVE to go here. It’s been a dream since I was a kid!


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Susan Stirling
Commented on December 16, 2018 at 1:07 AM

Wow! I have wanted to go for a very long time, but this made me even more determined. Wonderful article.


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cheryl bastulli
Commented on December 16, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Omg, it looks beautiful and so many things to see and do! I think I’d love most to Kayak with Penguins!! So cool!!


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Jill sabo
Commented on December 17, 2018 at 1:55 PM

Looks incredible. Would be a bucket list trip of a lifetime!


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Rosanne
Commented on December 19, 2018 at 6:20 AM

I have wanted to see those giant tortoises for over 45 years since a college professor went to the Galapagos and did a slide show in class.


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Sarah P.
Commented on December 20, 2018 at 2:36 AM

Hiking the active volcano sounds awesome!


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Cathleen Clark
Commented on December 20, 2018 at 7:35 AM

This would be the trip of a lifetime. I would really love to climb a volcano, then try some Ecuadoran food. And exploring the area, and learning about the beautiful animals and plants there, would be awe-inspiring. I’m a teacher and I could bring back so much information for my students (and myself, too!)


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Mackenzie Affleck
Commented on December 22, 2018 at 3:52 AM

This is the kind of experience I need in my life! I really hope I get the opportunity! I don’t think I want to snorkel or dive in shark infested waters though. Everything else looks great.


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Idris
Commented on December 22, 2018 at 4:20 AM

Looks awesome


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Kartikey Porwal
Commented on December 22, 2018 at 10:13 AM

This must be an amazing place to visit!


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Bonni
Commented on December 22, 2018 at 6:20 PM

This would be a dream trip for me – all twelve activities!


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LisaM
Commented on December 23, 2018 at 6:22 PM

I’d love to see penguins in the wild and taste that food!


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Chris MacDonald
Commented on December 25, 2018 at 2:11 PM

I want to do this all! But especially I want to see Giant Tortoises in the wild.


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Patrick Walshe
Commented on December 26, 2018 at 9:27 PM

It would be interesting to see the various species that inspired theory of evolution


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Diana Thompson
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 12:02 AM

My friends are going to this country which is why I am checking out your site. It sounds great.


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Sarah Leavitt
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 8:28 AM

Galapagos looks like the most AMAZING place in the world with the most AMAZING things to experience!!


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Lori Collison
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 9:59 AM

I would want to kayak with the penguins, but al lof the activity ideas look amazing.


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Whitney
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 2:24 PM

I would love to see the giant tortoises! I have a student that loves all things tortoise and he would be very excited to see photos of me with them or near them!


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Stephane B.
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 2:27 PM

Wow


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Megan Cooper Bibelhauser
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 2:37 PM

A bucket list trip indeed! Would love to see all the wildlife.


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kevin oconnor
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Had a great time there. Need to go back.


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Silver Teede
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 7:01 PM

I am defenetly ready to do all this when i win


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Courtney von Bergen
Commented on December 27, 2018 at 11:53 PM

The bike tour sounds like the best!


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Ariana B.
Commented on December 28, 2018 at 12:42 AM

This is so beautiful and full of amazing tips! I hope that I get to experience the beauty of the galapgos!


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Bethany
Commented on December 28, 2018 at 1:14 AM

Wow, all that looks so amazing!


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Naomi P
Commented on December 29, 2018 at 4:35 AM

I would love to swim with the sharks!!


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Sherry Wegner
Commented on December 29, 2018 at 9:41 PM

My dream would be hiking and seeing new creatures on the island


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Rachel Lewellen
Commented on December 30, 2018 at 6:01 PM

This trip is now on my bucket list!!!! All this is amazing and I would love to go someday!


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Mike G.
Commented on December 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Very informative, thanks!


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Jack G
Commented on December 30, 2018 at 8:24 PM

What an incredible place and an amazing culture to experience!


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Julie Chetty
Commented on December 31, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Your land tours sound amazing! Thank you for the inspiring ideas in your blog posts. I would love to see an Ecuadorian cooking class with locals incorporated into one of your tours. I would also love to have land and water photography workshops where I could learn how to capture the personality and beauty of the creatures and people of the Galapagos. Would love to take a tour with Galakiwi one day!


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Nicole Margrif
Commented on December 31, 2018 at 10:34 PM

always wanted to go, hope to win.


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sobrina richards
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 1:37 AM

This would be a great trip !


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Patricia Biggar
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 2:04 AM

I want to see the turtles – this has been on my bucket list for most of my life


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Carol M
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 2:13 AM

Wow, something for everyone, my dream trip.


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Carrie Capehart
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 3:28 AM

This would be a dream come true


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Diana Haggerty
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 3:52 AM

Wow amazing trip. Fingers crossed


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Paula Adams
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 4:57 AM

I’m ready to take on Items 1 – 12 (except perhaps #8 – not sure about diving with sharks…). A friend of mind visited Galapagos Islands a few years ago and to this day continues to rave about what a fantastic trip it was!!


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JIM PREDMORE
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 5:25 AM

My wife now has her heart set on visiting The Galapagos Islands one day. Looks like a wonderful and unique travel experience!


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Cassandra D
Commented on January 1, 2019 at 5:29 AM

I would love to kayak with the penguins.


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