Galapagos Trekking

During Galapagos Trekking adventures you can spot the abundant wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on every step you take.


Trekking in the Galapagos Islands has become very popular among its visitors. There are some interesting hikes in the Galapagos: Sierra Negra Volcano, Volcan Alcedo, Santa Cruz highlands.

You can also enjoy more mild walks on lava fields, on secluded beaches and other pristine areas.

This Volcanic Archipelago is a paradise on Earth where you can do trekking, observe and photograph animals in their natural environment and very close to them.

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These Islands are famous for the varied and unique teeming fearless and friendly wildlife.

The many endemic species such as the giant tortoise have developed due to the Islands remoteness during past by gone millenniums in addition to the flora and fauna that have developed independent of the more generic main land species.

The Galapagos Islands trekking guides will point out the fascinating details of this Archipelago, turning a beautiful activity hike into a fascinating experience.

Take good walking shoes, lots of water, and enjoy your trek watching the fantastic landscapes and marvelous fauna and flora always following your guide and its advices.

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Visit San Cristobal Island, then visit Santa Cruz Island where the famous Charles Darwin Station is located. Here you will have the opportunity to climb the El Puntudo Volcano.

At Isabela Island you can trek up to the rim of Sierra Negra Volcano's impressive crater (the 2nd largest crater in the world).

Galapagos Trekking Check List

  • Back pack (25-30 lt.)
  • Wind jacket
  • Good quality Trekking shoes
  • Sun glasses and sunblock
  • Wide brim hat
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Snacks (power bars, special vitamins, etc.)
  • Plastic bag or poncho for rain protection
  • Bottled water
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Shorts and swimming suit

The Galapagos trekking paths are, in some cases, tough and irregular, most of the time marked over sharp and rough lava, that heats up under the tropical sun, which is why you should wear good and comfortable sneakers.

Nonetheless, any effort you make will be worth for the experiences you will live, and you will end up captivated by the charm and magic of the Islands.

The Galapagos Islands are famous for their remarkable wildlife and the peace of nature that surrounds this Archipelago. Its topography is equally thought-provoking.

Trekking to Sierra Negra and Chico volcanoes is a definite highlight.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides). Click to order from Amazon

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!

There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.


Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Click to order from Amazon

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.

Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!


Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.

Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!


Moon Spotlight Galapagos. Click to order from Amazon

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.

But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.

Small, well-priced, and reliable!


Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire. Click to order from Amazon

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.

This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


If you have questions about Galapagos Trekking or if you'd like to know more details about our recommended Galapagos Land Tours to explore these Islands, You can Contact us here

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