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Why the Galapagos?
"There is nothing quite like the first time I stepped onto the enchanted islands.
I remember standing on Bartolome Island, surrounded by red throated frigates, blue footed boobies, sea turtles and sea lions at the same time.
It is truly an incredible natural experience."
They can do so, because the Galápagos still manage to keep humans’ footprint to a minimum. Their delicate ecosystem is preserved by extensive environmental controls, meaning that even with yachts cruising the bays and tourist hotels dotting the beaches, these volcanic islands are a place apart, free from mankind’s encroachments.
The upshot is that the fauna you’ll encounter here are astonishingly varied—more endemic species than anywhere else on earth. They include blue-footed boobies, Galápagos penguins, finches, and frigate birds. Offshore, five species of dolphin frolic and chirp, while sea lions sun themselves lackadaisically on the rocks.
Here are other highlights awaiting you on this once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list experience:
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Thank you. What a truly fantastic trip: the hotels, the guides, the transfers, the service level -- all perfect. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Every detail was well planned and thought through -- yet we had enough autonomy and free time to feel independent. We loved our cruise. The staff and service levels were extraordinary.