Galapagos on a budget

If you’re a natural history fanatic and you enjoy watching wildlife documentaries, then it’s likely that one destination on your bucket list will be the Galapagos Islands.

If it isn’t already on your list, you might like to add it when you’ve read some more about it.

A remote chain of Islands just off the coast of Ecuador, relatively untouched by human habitation and intervention. It was the starting point of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and remains home to some plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth.

Tourism is heavily restricted on the islands, but there are numerous ways you can visit.

Unfortunately, most trips are associated with luxury and once-in-a-lifetime tag lines, which also come with a hefty price label.

We’ve found this great article though that could allow you to visit the Galapagos on a backpacker budget.


  • booking flights last minute & locally in Ecuador
  • not pre-booking rooms or trips before you arrive in the islands
  • being your own guide
  • asking around for the best boat prices
  • making local contacts

you could spend 8 days in the Galapagos for US$1,000 – a bargain for the experiences you’ll have.

Read the full article here.

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