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The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are a unique chain of 19 islands and dozens of islets formed some 3 to 5 million years ago by a series of volcanic eruptions. Located approximately 1,000 kms from the coast of Ecuador, this part of the world offers an opportunity to see wildlife and marvel at landscapes that are unlike anywhere else in the world.
A trip to the Galápagos Islands is a journey to an alternate universe. Here, animals dominate the land and the ocean and people, both locals and some 150,000 visitors, act as mere inconveniences to this incredible corner of planet earth.
Most people visit the islands for a chance to get close and personal with the animals, but what many don’t expect to come across, is the beautiful scenery of volcanic lava rocks, lush highlands, and practically deserted beaches. Galapagos may be one of the most unique destination on earth and one that
On our recent trip to the Galapagos with Galakiwi, we got a chance to visit all 4 inhabited islands of the Galapagos, including San Cristóbal, Floreana (aka Santa Maria), Isabela, and Santa Cruz. We explored the island on land and underwater, we hiked, we biked, we SUP’ed and kayaked to reach the most out of this world spots and get close to the islands’ cutest residents.
These are some of the best photos we snapped during our 2 weeks in the Galapagos.
BE WARNED: We are about to show you some incredible spots and amazing animals that are bound to make you want to visit the Galapagos for yourself.
If visiting Galapagos Islands hasn’t been high on your list so far, we hope these photos has planted a seed of curiosity about this incredible destination!
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Disclaimer: We traveled to the Galapagos as guests of Galakiwi, a land based tour operator based in the Galapagos. But as always, all opinions expressed in this article are our own! (Ok. They may have been slightly influenced by Fred, the sea lion, but only because he was so darn adorable!)
Oksana is the Editor-in-Chief, writer and photographer at DrinkTeaTravel.com. Canadian by passport, world citizen at heart, Oksana has lived on four continents and traveled to over 70 countries. Together with her husband, Max, they live an unconventional life, striving for an eco-conscious lifestyle. In her spare time, she can be found in a hammock with a good book and a cup of freshly steeped Earl Grey tea.