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Galapagos Islands

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Salida de Sol - Isla Isabela Galápagos Islands

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Galapagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator about 600 miles / 970 kilometers west of Ecuador. These islands are well known for their vast number of endemic species and the studies done here by Charles Darwin some 200 years ago that contributed to the inception of his theory of evolution by natural selection. Visitors today marvel at an abundance of highly adapted creatures found nowhere else on earth - giant Galápagos tortoises, prehistoric marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, lounging sea lions, breaching whales, pink flamingos, the list goes on. Those looking to take the trip of a lifetime on their honeymoon will not go wrong with a cruise through the Galápagos.

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Climate and Weather
Though Ecuador is named for being on the equator, it encompasses the mighty mountains of the Andes, the tropical rainforests of the Amazon, and the pleasant marine climate found in the Galapagos, making for a wide range of temperatures and climates.