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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - Ecuador's national park lies in isolation about 600 miles off the mainland. Made famous by Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Islands are no less interesting now than they were a several hundred years ago. Every year, thousands of curious visitors journey to the remote volcanic islands to explore its pureness. Most wonder how this wildlife ever reach the Galapagos Islands and how its maintained its innocence. You could literally walk / sit within two feet of some these animals.

The Galapagos sprouted out of the Pacific from a sub oceanic lava Galapagos Islands Mapvent on the ocean floor. This same process created the Hawaiian Islands, and it continues today in both island groups. There are sixty named islands, the principals being Fernandina, Isabela, Baltra, James, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal.  Galapagos Islands weather is mild and comfortable. From June to December its cool, January thru May, is the dry season.. Galapagos Islands Travel Tips

The Galapagos also offer some of the world's best scuba diving. Dive boats that tour the islands can be reserved on the mainland. Devil's Crown, an atoll near Floreana Island, is a submarine wonderland that shouldn't be missed. The shallows of this sunken volcano are burgeoning with an incredible myriad of corals and fish. Giant tortoises hover over the reef like living balloons, and sharks can sometimes be found at sandy bottoms.

 

Much of the same flora and fauna that inspired Darwin's The Origin of Species still thrives on the Galapagos today. Appropriately, ninety-seven percent of the island is a national park. The legendary marine and land iguanas, the giant tortoises, and seal colonies of the Galapagos are among nature's most fantastic beings. Visitors will gasp at these stunning animals, all of which are highly approachable as their isolated evolution has not conditioned them to fear humans. Iguanas and tortoises bask in the sun like bored movie stars, feet away from the photo-snapping Homo Sapiens. Though their indifference may make the animals seem humorously aloof, their very ignorance makes them vulnerable. A few bad experiences with humans can alter their behavior irrevocably and turn them reclusive. Respect their natural hospitality and keep your hands to yourself.Hola from Galapagos!

A visit to the islands is expensive; a high season flight from Ecuador and a week cruising the islands will set you back at least a four-figure sum. Boat trips to the Galápagos can be arranged from Guayaquil, but it's a hassle and will seldom save you any money.

Flights -  Flights from Guayaquil takes about an hour and a half, and visitors can land on either Baltra or San Cristobal.  (Galapagos Islands Travel Tips)  Upon reaching the Galapagos, the only way to tour the islands is to do it the way Darwin did, by boat. Due to the biologically sensitive nature of the islands, trips ashore must be taken in the presence of a licensed guide. Taxes - National Park Tax = $100 USD/person.


Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - Ecuador's national park lies in isolation about 600 miles off the mainland. Made famous by Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Islands are no less interesting now than they were a several hundred years ago. Every year, thousands of curious visitors journey to the remote volcanic islands to explore its pureness. Most wonder how this wildlife ever reach the Galapagos Islands and how its maintained its innocence. You could literally walk / sit within two feet of some these animals. =>  Ecuador Digital Gallery     Galapagos Map

The Galapagos sprouted out of the Pacific from a sub oceanic lava vent on the ocean floor. This same process created the Hawaiian Islands, and it continues today in both island groups. There are currently sixty named islands, the principals being Fernandina, Isabela, Baltra, James, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal.  The climate in the islands is generally mild and comfortable. From June to December its cool, January allows the warmer equatorial current to move in, bringing with it a dry season that endures through May. Picture Marine Iguanas Galapagos Islands Ecuador

 

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