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Category Archives: Galapagos

The Spookiest Ghost Stories of Central and South America

It’s the spoo-spookiest season of all. There’ll be adults for tricking, kids treats for tasting and costuming out in the night.   There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the hauntings of specters of long, long ago. Halloween is hands down one of my favourite holidays, and one of the main reasons is because of […]

A Reflection of the Galápagos Multi-Sport by Lisa Lauchlan

The Galápagos Multi-sport is one of BikeHike’s most popular adventure tours. As a result, eager potential travellers regularly ask us, “What is this tour like? Why is it so special!?” We go on to explain that it is the definitive Galápagos experience, travelling by land and exploring island nooks by bike, kayak, snorkel, and foot. […]

How to View the Most Sought-after Animals of the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are celebrated for their overwhelming wildlife diversity. Since nearly every nook and cranny is teeming with life, travellers on Galapagos land tours are often baffled at the wildlife viewing potential. With such a wide-variety of options to cover, it helps to know which outdoor activity is best suited for viewing each animal. […]

Goodbye Lonesome George

On June 24th 2012, Lonesome George, the famed Galapagos giant tortoise, was found dead of natural causes. He was the last of the Pinta Island Tortoises, a subspecies mostly wiped out from over-hunting near the end of the 19th century. Known as the rarest creature in the world, George was the symbol of endangered species […]

New Restrictions Expose the Active Side of the Galápagos

One of the world’s most diverse and celebrated eco-systems, the Galápagos Islands has recently made a statement on the importance of environmental and social preservation. Effective February 1st, 2012, stiff regulations have offset the abounding boat-based tourism in the Galápagos Islands. These new rules have cut traffic to the 15 most popular island sites. Ships […]