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Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - The Galapagos Islands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Galápagos Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & Galapagos Islands guidebook.
The Galápagos Islands may just inspire you to think differently about the world. Many of the creatures that call the islands home are found nowhere else in the world. Yet you don’t have to be an evolutionary biologist or an ornithologist to appreciate one of the few places left on the planet where the human footprint is kept to a minimum.
- lock eyes with sea horses among the superb lava formations of Los Túneles
- sunbathe alongside marine iguanas on the sublime white sand of Tortuga Bay
- hike amid otherworldy scenery and fumaroles at Volcán Sierra Negra
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Isla Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) & around, Puerto Ayora, Islas Seymour & Mosquera, Islas Plazas, Islas Daphne, Isla Santa Fé (Barrington), Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham), Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Isla Isabela (Albemarle), Puerto Villamil, Isla Fernandina (Narborough), Isla Santiago (San Salvador or James) & around, Isla Bartolomé, Sombrero Chino, Isla Rábida (Jervis), Southern Islands, Floreana (Isla Santa María or Charles), Isla Española (Hood), Northern Islands, Isla Genovesa (Tower), Isla Marchena (Bindloe) & Isla Pinta (Abington), Isla Wolf (Wenman) & Isla Darwin (Culpepper), History, Geology, Ecology & Environment, and Tourism.
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