Galapagos in Darwin's Footsteps TPG

I'm booked on this trip - for the 19 November departure.

I'd like to discuss with anybody who is going (or has been!) more details:

e.g. - are walking poles really needed? :
how cold is the water - will a tee-shirt be enough or is a wet suit absolutely necessary?

Also - the logistics of the trek and camping.

Any advice/comments will be gratefully received!!


My husband and I are on this trip. I have seen comments advising poles and gaiters (apparently it can be muddy). We have wetsuits just in case. All I need now are snorkelling lessons.

Also there are tips and reviews under the trip details - Trip code TPG. The water can be cool so it depends how much you feel the cold. I do. My husband does open water swimming, sometimes with, and sometimes without, a wetsuit. I am more interested in how cold it is up the volcano - we are buying sleeping bags and the 2 season ones are differently rated in different shops.

anyone else going on this trip on 5th Nov? We're also doing the Napo extension after the Galapagos.
I'm probably going to take a shortie wet suit and a snorkel, what about fins, will we need them?

Looking forward to meeting people on the trip. Michael and I are doing the Napo extension. What are people doing about sleeping bags. We've had varying advice on what grade bags we need

Hoping to make contact with anyone doing this trip. I have never snorkelled and probably won't even try, but looking forward to photographing everyone else doing it. Is anyone else travelling on their own?

I am on the trip 19 th november. I am going to take a walking pole with me. Not sure about the season of my sleeping bag- i think it is 3 season. I have bought a snorkel and mask. I hadn't thought about a wet suit. I do feel the cold so will probably take something. Looking forward to meeting everyone on the trip

We've got 2 season sleeping bags and found them warm enough in Madagascar where it got a bit nippy at night. We have invested in a couple of snorkels and already have an underwater camera. Really looking forward to it.

Some years ago the trip notes on Exodus recommended various guides to Galapagos flora and fauna. Does anyone know any good ones? Preferably not very heavy.

I have been given a few - lonely planet , rough guide. Also Collins traveller guide. And A travellers guide. I am planning just to take one with me.

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