The Galapagos Islands, rightly so, is ranked as one of the most popular travel destinations. The New York Times ranked the Galapagos Islands as #3 of the top 44 places to visit in 2009.
Get up close and personal with some of the most unique, strange and exotic species of wildlife on the planet. Unlike many locations that are fortunate to have such unique and bizarre wildlife, you don’t need to camp out for days on end, go hiking for hours on end or desperately search out for signs in the surroundings. In the Galapagos Islands, most of the wildlife are seemingly extremely tame … so much so that you can get within feet of them with no problem. So no need for expensive zoom lenses. Even the most amateur photographer can snap excellent close up pictures of their favourite beasts … Land Iguanas, Marine Iguanas, Giant Tortoises, Galapagos penguins, Blue-footed Boobies, Flightless Cormorants, Waved Albatross … and the list continues! This is not to mention wildlife in the water, like hammerhead sharks, whitetip and blacktip sharks, dolphins, whales, seals, rays etc.
The Galapagos Islands is the idyllic travel destination for those interested in exotic beaches, sailing, sunny & hot weather, photography, wild nature, geology, natural history, scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, cruising … and the reasons go on & on!