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Galapagos Islands, South America

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Galapagos Islands, South America

story by: Inspire South America

Galapagos Islands Barren and volcanic, the Galapagos Islands has a unique haunting beauty. The archipelago lies around 1000 kilometres west of Ecuador, covering 50,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of 19 islands, the amazing wildlife is a big draw card here.

The pristine white and red sand beaches along with waters filled with multicoloured forms of life including the albatross, penguin, blue-footed boobie, giant tortoise, iguana, sea lion, whale and dolphin all still behave as though man is no enemy. Granted as a national park in 1959, the archipelago is now protected with strict limits on where visitors are allowed to go, with all visitors being accompanied by a certified naturalist tour guide. The best way to see the islands is by boat with various cruise options available.

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