• The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Wildlife Viewing - Ecuador - Latin America

The volcanic islands are distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are populated and are a great place for research, not just tourism. Due to all the endemic species, the islands were visited and studied by Charles Darwin and later inspired the Darwin theory of evolution. Though they are located at the Equator the weather is usually pleasant with little wind but lots of rain. There are multiple islands but only two of them can be travelled to San Cristobal and Baltra but they have about 116 visitor destinations and multiple snorkeling and scuba diving sites. The islands can be reached via air at the airport of Baltra and multiple restaurants and hotels have been constructed to improve and encourage tourism.

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"Galapagos by Land"

Wildlife Viewing
Walking/Hiking
Kayaking
Multisport
The Galapagos islands are such a vibrant place, there's no wonder Darwin was so inspired there. Of course, the wildlife is the main draw. I was so overwhelmed within minutes of arrival to San Cristobal island. The park guides are quick with immense knowledge of the flora and fauna, but also with anecdotes about the history of the human population. Many visitors don't consider the human activity in the islands. Go to Floreana island if you have the chance!
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"The Famous Galapagos Islands"

Wildlife Viewing
Everyone must have heard of the Galapagos Islands. Located in the Pacific Ocean, the nineteen different islands are renowned for being a showpiece of living history and nature. There is plenty of both in abundance here.

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