Friday Travel Dreaming – 7/12/13 Galapagos On A Budget

We are currently in the Galapagos Islands, on an Ecoventura cruise. This is one of those “bucket list” Top 10 travel experiences, and we feel extremely lucky to be here.

The Galapagos are also one of those really expensive destinations, very hard to visit on a budget. But we found this great Gadling article that gives a few tips on doing a Galapagos trip on a budget.

Some of the main pieces of advice include:

Don’t book your cruise on advance


Don’t do a cruise at all

Travel during shoulder season

Take day trips from Puerto Ayora

Barter for tours

Take advantage of free activities

Camp out

Participate in a Volunteer Project

The Gadling article gives plenty of details about each tip, along with links to specific campgrounds, free activities, volunteer projects, etc.

There are also a few other resources. Fellow travel blogger Nellie Huang writes on her Wild Junket blog, about how to travel the Galapagos Islands on the cheap.

Just like we wrote about African safaris last year, there is really no way to do these types of trips for free, but there ARE ways to not spend an arm and a leg to realize your travel dreams.


About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."
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2 Responses to Friday Travel Dreaming – 7/12/13 Galapagos On A Budget

  1. Just wanted to share my hiliarious blog with a fellow traveler. Hope you enjoy mine as much as I have enjoyed yours.


  2. Pingback: Friday Travel Dreaming – 7/26/13 from Ecuador | How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!)

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