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Things to do on the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have had a change of image since their first accidental discovery. Once described as worthless by a shipwrecked bishop in 1535, the islands are now regarded as an ecological paradise and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Adding to their popularity, there are some fantastic things to do on the Galapagos […]

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Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise

Ecuador is a fascinating country home to the Galapagos Islands and one of the most wildlife-rich sections of Amazon Rainforest. There are some fantastic luxury tours in Ecuador, including galapagos cruises, luxury galapagos hotels, rainforest cruises, and luxury rainforest lodges. Here, we will mention our recommended luxury tours in Ecuador to make the most of […]

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Luxury South America Tours

South America is a fascinating continent and is home to some of the world’s favorite attractions, including the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest, Machu Picchu, and much more. Enjoy the incredible ruins of distant cultures and learn of the continent’s fascinating history. After this, have some unforgettable wildlife encounters in the Amazon Rainforest or simply […]

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Galapagos Islands - National Parks & Reserves in Ecuador

Ecuador has protected 19% of its area within a range of reserves and national parks, including the majority of the Galapagos Islands and a couple of other UNESCO-listed areas. Enjoy a diversity of habitats, such as rainforest, páramo, volcanoes, mountains, dry tropical forest, mangroves, islands, and marine areas. Within these reserves and national parks, you […]

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Delfin Amazon Cruise - Peru

As neighboring countries in a similar area of South America, Peru and Ecuador remain very similar places to visit in terms of wildlife, geography, culture, and history. However, there are a few differences that we will mention below. To summarize, Ecuador has the Galapagos Islands and a diverse section of Amazon Rainforest making it a […]

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Amazon & Galapagos Tour

To maximize your comfort, service, and wildlife while on your expedition to Ecuador, we recommend the luxury-class La Selva Lodge & Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise on the Galapagos & Amazon Combo Tour. The Galapagos Islands To give a bit of background, the Galapagos Islands were discovered when the Bishop of Panama was blown off course […]

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Ocean Spray Cruise Deck

The Galapagos are a series of Islands about 1000 kilometers west of Ecuador. World famous as the islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the islands are home to an incredible assortment of animals. You can find giant tortoises the size of small cars, blue-footed booby birds, ocean diving iguana, Darwin’s finches, sea lions, […]

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Ocean Spray Cruise Iguana

Galapagos Wildlife Cruises are on the list of every nature enthusiast who has heard of these Islands and their incredibly unique flora and fauna. The iconic Galapagos Islands wildlife includes the blue and red footed boobies, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, land iguanas, finches, sea lions, and some incredible wildlife often not thought to live near […]

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Ocean Spray Cruise

Possibly one of the only places on Earth where the description changed from being one of hell by an early shipwrecked member of clergy to paradise as ascribed by nature lovers, the Galapagos Islands are certainly incredible. Given their diversity and area, they represent one of the world’s powerhouses of evolution famously portrayed in biology […]

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