A trip to the Galapagos Islands is a dream. And for good reason, the archipelago of 19 islands is a spectacular paradise: each island has its own specialty, from white sand to exotic birds to majestic volcanoes still in activity. Extraordinary and unique, the Galapagos offer a mix of authenticity and modernity.

Not convinced yet?

Discover the 10 reasons to plan a trip to the Galapagos.

1. Swim in zen mode over a sea turtle of your size in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos and the most populated of the archipelago. Dive into its crystal clear waters to encounter its extraordinary marine life: giant tortoises, Galapagos rays, and even totally harmless reef sharks.


2. Navigate between iguana colonies

The Galapagos iguana is the only marine lizard in the world and is the symbol of the archipelago. This reptile moves only in colonies and during your stay, you will be able to observe them basking in the sun on volcanic rocks.

3. Observe blue-footed boobies and red-necked frigate birds

An emblematic marine bird of the archipelago, the blue-footed booby is also an excellent diver. Do you know where the pretty blue of its legs comes from? Just like the pinkish color of the pink flamingos, the origin of the blue feet of this bird is due to its diet, and thus to the fish it eats.

4. Cruise on a trimaran or luxury catamaran

Cruising around the different islands of the archipelago remains the best option to discover the Galapagos. Opt for an all-inclusive luxury cruise with Terra Galapagos!

5. Scuba diving in one of the 7 most famous spots in the world

A true diver’s paradise, the Galapagos Islands are considered the most beautiful scuba diving spots in the world! Discover the selection of the best diving spots by Terra Galapagos.

6. Taste lobster at the market of Puerto Ayora

Take advantage of your lunch break to discover the market of Puerto Ayora, the main town of Santa Cruz Island. Don’t hesitate to take a seat along the numerous kiosks to taste one of the specialties: grilled lobster!

7. Relaxing on Tortuga Bay

Still on the island of Santa Cruz, Tortuga Bay is considered the most beautiful wild beach of the whole archipelago. On the small path along the bay, near the mangroves, you will observe the rich fauna of the Galapagos, especially on this site, many sea birds, iguanas and turtles during the egg-laying season.

8. Fly over the Galapagos Islands in a small plane

Because the Galapagos are breathtaking from above, Terra Galapagos offers you a flight over the archipelago in a small plane. An unforgettable experience!

9. Hike around the active volcano Sierra Negra

Who said that the Galapagos Islands were only for divers? Hiking enthusiasts will also be pleased by trekking to the edge of the 2nd largest volcano in the world: the Sierra Negra volcano, still active. It is also possible to go to the Chico volcano with its spectacular fumaroles and lava fields.

10. See manta rays jumping out of the water

The fauna of the Galapagos is unusual. During your stay in the archipelago, you will have the opportunity to see stingrays several times: during your diving activities, kayaking or even during a cruise. Indeed, the rays have the habit of jumping out of the water by making jumps of several meters!

Convinced? Contact us to organize your trip to the Galapagos Islands.