A visit to the Galapagos is like no other place on earth. An archipelago of volcanic islands straddling the equator in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are famous for their numerous endemic species. The Galapagos Islands in Photos The Galapagos Islands are often referred to as a living museum and once you witness the photos below, you will understand… Read More
Ecuador is a country in South America that crosses the Equator and houses the Galapagos Island. This travel guide helps you make the most of your Ecuador vacation.
Cycling in the Galapagos Islands with Intrepid Travel is a dream for any avid traveler. One of the top destinations in the world for adventure travel, the Galapagos islands offers up spectacular wildlife viewing,
One thing you are sure to see when traveling to the Galapagos Islands are Sea Lions. They are everywhere. They sleep on park benches, they lay in the shade under trees and they waddle through the streets. Really, they own the joint!
The highlight of the day however was our visit to the Condor Sanctuary. Condors are endangered in Ecuador this sanctuary is a centre for not only condors, but hawks, eagles and owls just to name a few. Most of the birds are rescued from illegal trafficking, poachers and injuries.
We missed our opportunity to balance on the Equator in Kenya. In Indonesia we had another chance to cross the Equator, We almost missed our opportunity again in Quito.
Seeing the Galapagos tortoise is one of the highlights of visiting the islands off the coast of Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands were even named after their massive shells. Sailors talked of these islands filled with giant turtles whose shells resembled a saddle – “galapago” in Spanish.