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Why visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in Galapagos

A visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora The Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, was inaugurated in 1964 as a base for scientists to carry out their research projects and develop policies that the Galapagos National Park could implement in order to preserve and protect the […]

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San Cristóbal Island

  The island of San Cristóbal is one of the oldest in the Galapagos archipelago. Somewhat down-at-heel in comparison to Puerto Ayora — the true Galapagos travel hub — San Cristóbal has long led a laid-back existence… that is, ever since a man named Cobos, who ruled the island with the iron fist of a […]

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Ecuador’s Spectacular Chocó Region

Ecuador’s Spectacular Chocó Region Recognized as Newest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve The Chocó cloud forest has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Find out where it is, how you can visit and why it is now the seventh place in Ecuador to be recognized by the international organization for its community conservation efforts and global biological […]

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Recommended Books for Adults for a Galapagos Vacation

    Prepare for your Galapagos trip with some of the many fantastic guide books written by passionate experts: volumes that help you to identify the wildlife, understand how the islands were formed, and how best to navigate them. But beyond the history and science, these strange volcanic landscapes have proved fertile ground for remarkable […]

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Santa Fe will be a highlight of your Galapagos safari

  Sea Lions on Santa Fe Stepping over sea lions isn’t exactly your everyday outing. In Santa Fe, the landing will most likely begin on a beach so full of sea lions you’ll feel like you’re intruding… until you suddenly notice that they don’t care… So why would you…? After a while spent filling your […]

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Lonesome George: A Galapagos Islands Vacation Legend

  The Galapagos Giant Tortoise   One of the most surreal experiences on arrival to your Galapagos Islands vacation is spotting shiny, rock-like mounds almost camouflaged against the lush green as you speed along the highway. These are not stones, but the shells of giant tortoises roaming in the landscapes they have called home for […]

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12 weird and wonderful facts about Charles Darwin

Galapagos tours, failed career paths, and the theory that changed everything: 12 weird and wonderful facts about Charles Darwin He wasn’t the first person to set foot on the islands, but Charles Darwin brought them to the world stage as a result of his Galapagos tours and the ground-breaking discoveries they would inspire in him. […]

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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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