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Category archives: Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our Galapagos Islands Travel Guide. Uncover this volcanic archipelago’s diverse wildlife, pristine beaches, and unique landscapes.

There is no other place on earth like the Galapagos Islands.

The isolated islands are home to uncounted endemic animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on Earth.

These include the massive Galapagos tortoise, the only penguin species to live north of the equator, and the seven species of “Darwin finches.”

The archipelago holds 18 major islands, but none had permanent human settlements until the 1800s, when the first permanent resident, a marooned Irish sailor, arrived.

I recently traveled to the area to share the best things to do on the islands and a 10-day Galapagos Islands land-based itinerary, including Galapagos Islands hotel recommendations.