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Galapagos Highlights

All visitor points at one sight

Galapagos Visitorpoints

Visitor points in the Galapagos are the prime spots where travelers can experience Galapagos highlights up close. These locations offer unique opportunities to observe and interact with the archipelago's diverse wildlife, such as swimming with sea turtles and snorkeling with playful sea lions. With strict protection measures in place, visitors can enjoy these natural wonders while minimizing their impact on the delicate ecosystem. Exploring the visitor points in the Galapagos is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone seeking to discover the wonders of this remarkable destination.

All Galapagos Highlights at one sight

A walk on Bartholomew
A walk on Bartholomew

Bartholomew (known as Bartolomé locally) is the most popular excursion for Galápagos visitors, and its iconic scenery is the most photographed in the whole archipelago.

To start your walk on this island you will land in the small bay opposite the famous Pinnacle Rock. You then start the climb to the 375ft peak of Bartholomew. You’ll travel along a half mile trail that includes a series of wooden steps that have been built by the National Park Service to protect the ground here from erosion caused by tourists hiking to the summit.

When you arrive at the top of island the spectacular views will have made your efforts worthwhile. Your Galapatours expert guide will point out all the landmarks you will see from here - Pinnacle Rock itself, jutting skywards. The huge black lava flows of Sullivan Bay. The islands of Daphne Major and Daphne Minor.

On the way back down, you will be able to recognise the different volcanic formations evident on the island, such as tuff cones and volcanic spatter. You'll also see some remarkable examples of the Galápagos' ability to highlight the adaptation of species. For example the  bushes that all look dead are actually very much alive, with leaves covered with special grey hairs that help to reflect the harsh sun and reduce moisture loss for the plants.

Back at the beach there is excellent snorkeling, thanks to the underwater caves and rocks in the area. You will see various sharks, rays and tropical fish. You may also see Galápagos Penguins swimming with you!

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