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The Galapagos Penguin, a Galapagos holiday highlight

The Galapagos Penguin – Sphenicus mendiculus There are only about 2000 individuals in the world today and they are all here, in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin found past the equatorial line, in the northern hemisphere. It is actually the only penguin that spends all of its life in the Tropics. […]

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Seven life-changing lessons for kids during their Galapagos experience

As a parent, there is nothing more beautiful than watching your children see something for the first time in the Galapagos Islands. The fearless, wonderstruck look on their faces when they spot a fluffy fledgling cormorant or snorkel with a penguin is something to treasure. There’s much that kids can learn from their Galapagos experience, […]

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Floreana’s Puerto Velasco Ibarra, a Galapagos tour hidden gem

Floreana is one of the four islands inhabited by human beings in the Galapagos archipelago. The population is only 150. Huddled along the dock, the miniscule Puerto Velasco Ibarra is still one of the smallest and most isolated towns in the world. There’s a lot to say about the island’s haunting tales: legends of murder, […]

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Galapagos travel month-by-month

There’s no simple answer to the question of when to travel to the Galapagos Islands. Of course, whatever time of year you choose to come you’re bound to encounter stunning wildlife: stepping over sea lions and iguanas each time you disembark from a boat, whizzing past meandering giant tortoises on the drive up to Galapagos […]

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