Originating from the euphemism ‘kicked the bucket’, a bucket list is supposed to be an inventory of all the things you want to do before you die. The idea is that by writing down all of your major dreams you are more likely to fulfill them.
Within the travel industry, the term has come to be widely used to describe those destinations that are a little out of the ordinary – places you really only get to visit once in a lifetime. It could be going to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, traveling to the Taj Mahal in India or even visiting Antarctica.
So, it’s not surprising that the Galapagos Islands are often talked about in the same bracket as a bucket list destination. However, Galapagos luxury travel is actually more than just a bucket list destination. The islands are so unique and spectacular, the wildlife so exceptional and the scenery so majestic that the Galapagos stands virtually alone as a true ‘once in a lifetime experience’.
Situated in the mid-Pacific around 1,000 miles from the main South American continent, these nineteen volcanic islands were left to develop undisturbed for millennia until their discovery by seafaring people in the 16th century.
It was this isolation that led to the evolution of extraordinary wildlife unlike that found anywhere else on the planet. A fact that did not go unnoticed by a certain Charles Darwin when he visited the islands in the 1830s and was inspired to develop his magnum opus ‘On the Origin of the Species’.
Today, the islands still have the power to enthrall and leave an indelible impression on the thousands of people who visit each year. The exclusivity and understandable levels of protection afforded to this UNESCO World Heritage site mean the best way to experience the islands is by boat. And if you’re going to go, you may as well travel in style. With Galapagos luxury travel available on top of the range yachts, you can experience all the joy and wonder of Isabela, Santa Cruz Island, and Fernandina, as well as all the other islands in the archipelago.
From the comfort of luxury yachts, you can travel at night so that every waking moment is spent taking in the incredible surroundings. Dive with dolphins and playful sea lions, come face to face with marine iguanas and charismatic turtles and look up to see truly amazing birdlife.
Galapagos luxury travel really is more than just another bucket list destination, for many the islands are THE bucket list destination.
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