9 Amazing Things You Must Do While In the Galapagos


There’s so much to do and see in the Galapagos it can be hard to choose where to start. Keep reading for 9 amazing things you must do while in the Galapagos.

Where are the Galapagos Islands located and what can you do there? What are the things you must do while in the Galapagos to ensure a memorable trip?

From 2007 to 2016, the visitors to the islands increased to 225,000 from 161,000. That’s the number of visitors the Galapagos got in 2016 from 2007. This shows how popular the Ecuadorian area is. If you’re thinking to visit the Galapagos islands, read on below for a list of things to do there.



Although you can’t see every part of the national park, hiking is a fun thing to do. Check out the trails set for guests that show the terrain of the islands. On the unique lava rock trail, you can see blue-footed boobies, native marine iguanas, and a few occasional sea lions.

You can walk across the world’s second largest volcano caldera. You can come across beaches and mangrove estuaries. These day tours have hiking trails that show you the diverse landscape of the islands.


Sea Kayaking

You don’t need any previous experience for this activity. You can come in and venture into secret coves, mangrove estuaries, and walk along stunning isolated beaches. As you do, you may encounter creatures like the Galapagos penguins.


Mountain Biking

If you want something more adventurous, there are cycling tours around the islands. Try your hand at the intermediate and advanced cycling tours that ride through impressive scenery. You also get to go from the highest points of the island to the bottom as you cycle through it.



The island houses not only the famous giant tortoises but also many bird species. If you’re a big fan of birdwatching, you will enjoy seeing the many unique species on the island. There are flightless cormorants, frigate birds, albatrosses, and more.


The Charles Darwin Research Station

Can you visit the Galapagos islands without checking out the Charles Darwin Research Station? We think you shouldn’t. It’s a fun, educational way to meet the giant tortoises and learn about wildlife conservation.


Scuba Diving

The Galápagos islands’ points of interest lie not only on the islands but also underwater. Suit up and dive into the diving areas to meet the marine iguanas, white-tip sharks, and many more. Do note that you need to be a licensed diver for this activity.



If you don’t have a diving license, snorkeling is your next best bet. This gives you time to swim with marine wildlife. For this, you don’t need any training or past experiences.


Beach Time

Do you want some downtime from all the amazing activities? Get your beach towels and sunscreen. Head over to the beach for a unique sunbathing experience.

You’ll have more than white sand and clear blues around you; The sea lions will also be on the beach. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you shouldn’t pass up when you’re on the islands. How often do you sunbathe with sea lions?


Cruise the Islands

Cruising around the Galapagos is a tourist favorite and a long-time activity. You can get onto a cruise ship that will go around them. This way, you get to know the islands and integrate with nature while doing it.

Remember to double-check your belongings before you get off the ship and travel the islands.


Enjoy These Things You Must Do While in The Galapagos!

Those are the things you must do while in the Galapagos! Now, you’re ready for a fun summer experience in Ecuador.

But why stop here? We have other great lists, tips and tricks, and guides for you to check out! If you enjoyed this list, take some time to check our Baltics travel itinerary.

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