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Meet the iconic Galapagos giant tortoise, snorkel with sea lions and see the worlds only seagoing lizards up close on a once-in-a-lifetime escape to The Galapagos Islands.

Man and nature have formed a special bond on the Galapagos Islands. Only in the archipelago, which has remained mostly unspoiled by the outside world, can you swim with turtles, walk alongside marine iguanas, and marvel at the flora and fauna that famously inspired Charles Darwin.

These volcanic islands, located approximately 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, are notable for their incredible number of endemic species. The islands' distinctiveness originates from their geographic location, with three major ocean currents merging to create a diverse range of habitats and their seclusion resulting in one of the world's most pristine ecosystems.

The Galapagos Islands are famed for their diverse wildlife, the majority of which is unafraid of humans. This allows for some really intimate experiences, such as walking through the highlands with enormous tortoises, sitting face-to-face with sea lions on sandy beaches, and encountering birds that perch besides, sometimes on top off, tourists!

Because human presence has been and continues to be minimal, the land and water in the Galapagos are in a purer state than virtually anywhere else on Earth.

The Galapagos Islands are home to the fascinating marine iguana, a species whose origins date back nine million years, along with playful sea lions, green sea turtles, elegant stingrays, the only penguin found north of the equator, and tropical fish in every colour imaginable. If you prefer to stay above the surface than below it, the waters of the Galapagos are so clear that you can still enjoy views of a huge variety of sea creatures from the deck of a glass-bottomed boat.

Swallow-tail Gulls, Hood Mockingbirds, the Galapagos Penguin, Waved Albatross, Geospiza, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Lava Heron, Galapagos Dove, and several types of finches and boobies are just a few of the more than 200 species that call the Islands home. This is a bird watchers dream! This is also the only place in the world where you can see penguins and flamingos together.

Aside from the epic wildlife watching, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world can be found in the Galapagos. From Cerro Brujo to Punta Cormorant, you’ll find long stretches of white sand, soft as powdered sugar just waiting to be explored.

The Galapagos Islands are one of South America’s most enticing and fascinating destinations, a truly unforgettable experience that deserves a spot on everyone’s bucket list.

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