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Galapagos Islands
The Wonder of the Islands
Galapagos cruise
Galapagos cruise

Located some 600 miles off the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, there are 13 main islands and 48 other small islands with a total population of 10,000 scattered among five different locations. Only 65,000 visitors are allowed to visit the islands each year.

The Galapagos is a rare destination where you become accustomed to being surprised. Nothing quite compares to the joy of observing animals in the wild here, or the sense of wonder and privilege felt while spending time with animals who don't run or fly away when humans approach, and are truly unique treasures of our earth.

Composed almost exclusively of volcanic rock, the Galapagos Islands thrust their bleak profiles from the Pacific Ocean 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador. It was here that Darwin found the perfect conditions to formulate his evolutionary theory: that far from the ravages of the continents, life evolved into a strange sub-world of specialized creatures who adapted to their harsh environment in an amazing variety of ways.

Select the tabs on the left to 'visit' the islands. Click on the small photos to see a larger image and to view a slideshow.
The Galapagos Islands
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