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Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps - question about the walking

Anonymous
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 11:03

Apologies in advance for the slightly random question.  I'm considering the above trip over new year and wondered if anyone could tell me anything about the walking.  In the trip notes it mentions that "underfoot conditions will often be very rough, with some of the walking being done on sharp lava rocks".  Does this literally just mean it's hard underfoot or is it a case of scrambling over rocks?  I'm generally fairly useless at scrambling and have a tendency to fall over...

 

Many thanks. 

Anonymous
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:06

Hi, Claire - I think you'd have to be pretty inept to fall over!! It is often hard and rough ( and hot) underfoot, but I wore Teva sandals which were fine. There was a little bit of scrambling here and there but those patches could usually be avoided. It certainly didn't merit heavy walking shoes/boots (I was there March/April this year).  It's a wonderful experience and I hope you go and enjoy it as much as I did.

Anonymous
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:19

Hi, Claire - me again. I've just looked at the trip notes and realised this one is more trekking than the holiday I undertook. In which case - if Exodus say walking boots, go with walking boots! Just be prepared for very hot feet.

Anonymous
Mon, 07/15/2013 - 09:49

Many thanks Catislyn.

Anonymous
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:17

I visited the Galapagos a couple of years ago but not this trip. I have been on several walking trips to Iceland and lava can be very brittle and sharp edged so I would say, take walking boots but not nice new ones because they can get pretty cut up.

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