Have you ever wondered why a trip to the Galapagos Islands evokes the children’s story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll? Well, in case this association never dawned on you, “Galapagos Wonderland” was a popular way of speaking of the archipelago in the 1900s, once it was considered a fascinating site for natural discovery and later, a world-renowned tourism destination.
Inevitably, we must say that the almost surreal interaction people who travel to the Galapagos Islands have with the animal kingdom is reminiscent of some of the oddball relationships between Alice and her fellow characters. It is easy to imagine these creatures speaking to you. A little like the feeling you’d get from a rabbit or caterpillar that takes a liking for your front porch… they somewhat seem more human-like the more you get to know them. Well, in the Galapagos Islands, telling a mockingbird to keep off your backpack or sunbathing next to a sleepy sea lion and asking it if it’s like this all year round just doesn’t seem that out-of-the-ordinary when on a Galapagos holiday cruise.
The fact is Galapagos travel is an adventure in wonderland. It is a wonder that this is probably the only spot on Earth where it feels like you (and all human beings in general) are merely a visitor. It’s not Man’s world, but their world. The strange and estranged Galapagos creature’s world, and a Galapagos holiday cruise is precisely the rabbit hole that will take you to it. Be prepared to live out a dream, a surrealistic dream, upon embarking on your next Galapagos vacation.