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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.

San Cristobal Island rises from the water some 50 kilometers east of the other Galapagos islands. Find here the best things to do in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands. Though not as large as Isla Isabela or as populated as Isla Santa Cruz, San Cristobal is definitely worth a stop. This island is actually one of …

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Isla Isabela is the biggest island in the Galapagos. It actually accounts for over half of the entire archipelago’s landmass. Find here the best things to do on Isla Isabela, Galapagos Islands. But even so, the island is one of the least trafficked by travelers, and it’s home to just over 2000 of the 25,000 …

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Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and holds the islands’ largest village, Puerto Ayora. Check out the best things to do on Santa Cruz Island. The island was formed by a now dormant volcano left behind a stunning lava tunnel, which stretches a full two kilometers beneath the island’s surface. I spent …

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Ultimate 10 Day Land-Based Itinerary Galapagos Islands including Galapagos Hotels and best Galapagos Tours. The Galapagos Islands are almost as famous as their name is fun to say. Some 1400 hundred miles off the coast of its mother country, Ecuador, this one-of-a-kind archipelago juts up from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The islands’ isolated …

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