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Travel Guide of Galapagos Islands in Ecuador by Influencers

The Galápagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere.

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Off the Pacific coast, the Galapagos Islands are one of the world's most fascinating natural sanctuaries.

A trip or cruise to the Galapagos Islands gives you the chance to see how species have evolved without human disturbance. Composed of 13 islands forming a marine reserve classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site,

The Galapagos are home to iguanas, impressive reptiles considered the most primitive in the world!

You can also see the famous giant tortoises that gave their name to the archipelago, countless birds such as blue-footed boobies, and a huge variety of fish

It is difficult to leave Ecuador without an excursion to the Galapagos Islands.

  • About 1000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland coast, the Galapagos archipelago is composed of 3 large islands, 7 small islands, and 47 rocky islets.

They owe their fame to Charles Darwin who stayed there in 1835 and made their singular fauna the cornerstone of his theory on "The origin of species by natural selection".

  • The archipelago forms a large-scale laboratory for the study of unique flora and fauna in the world. For those who love diving, they offer the possibility of discovering a great variety of marine animals and living an unforgettable experience.

The Galapagos Islands are also full of beautiful landscapes: alternating black volcanic rocks and lush green and red vegetation, they deserve their nickname of enchanted islands.

The Galapagos Islands: a very special archipelago

Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about 1000 km from the South American continent, these nineteen islands and the marine reserve that surrounds them are a living museum and laboratory of evolution.

Seismic activity and active volcanism still illustrate the processes that formed these islands.

These combined mechanisms, as well as the extreme isolation of these islands, allowed the development of a unique fauna that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection following his five-week visit in 1835 aboard the Beagle.

The Galapagos Islands cover more than 45,000 square kilometers, 97% of which are now protected by the Galapagos National Park created in 1959.
  • A constellation of volcanic islands, the Galapagos Islands are an internationally renowned diving destination.


Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Galapagos Islands

Where are The Galapagos Islands ?

Pacific Ocean

  • Located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1000 km from the South American continent, these nineteen islands and the marine reserve that surrounds them constitute a living museum and laboratory of evolution unique in the world. 

The Galapagos Islands are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet, and a visit to this archipelago is a dream come true for nature lovers. The islands deploy a unique ecosystem in the world.

An exceptional fauna

The fauna is unique in the Galapagos National Park. Among the most famous animals, we can mention the giant tortoises, the lizards of different colors, the sea lions, and the iguanas
The archipelago is also home to 58 species of birds of which 28 are endemic
 Frigatebirds, finches with various beaks, albatrosses, birds of paradise, or blue and red-footed boobies are some of the most sought-after bird species by visitors.

The Galapagos Marine Reserve offers the spectacle of an impressive living underwater flora and fauna. Among the most surprising mammals are the fur seal, the humpback whale, and the Galapagos shark. The reserve also counts more than 300 species of fish, enough to make all experienced divers dream.

A magnificent flora

In addition to a very rich fauna, sometimes endemic, the Galapagos Islands are also home to an incredibly varied flora! There are more than 850 species of plants of which 228 are endemic. Each island has its characteristics in terms of plants, which is explained by the difference in relief and climate between each of the islands.

On the coasts, there are some species such as mangrove, purslane, or myrtle, which are rather aquatic, while inland and in arid areas, we generally find lichens and cacti.

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