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The magic of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are famous the world over for their huge number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. To be honest, despite my dream to visit this ecological paradise in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, I harboured some doubts. These doubts rested on […]

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An unforgettable tour of Ecuador

It was a photo of the spectacular Cotopaxi volcano that first captured my imagination. I was ten years old and I promised myself that I would one day visit Ecuador. I had an opportunity in 2008 while I was in South America on my round-the-world trip. I’d planned to fly to Lima from Buenos Aires […]

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When to visit the Galapagos Islands

Deciding when to visit the Galapagos Islands can be a difficult decision. Unlike a beach holiday, when warm, sunny weather is essential for that bronze tan, the attractions of the Galapagos Islands vary throughout the year, making no particular time of the year any better than others to visit the Islands. Off-peak seasons If price […]

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Galapagos: things to consider before you go

A guest post by Kerry-Anne Smith. A nature lover’s paradise, botanist’s dream and photographer’s haven, the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador offer a variety of holidays for people with a range of interests. Due to this, choosing the right style of trip is important, and there are so many things to consider, from […]

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