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The marine breeze, the cawing of the birds and perhaps the distant roar of a sea lion, could become frequent companions in your excursions to the Galapagos.

In the whole archipelago you can find 54 points that can be visited by the tourists, but it is necessary to count with the presence of an official guide. To sail, to disembark and to walk, that is the mechanics to know these Ecuador Pictures - Landscape - Galapagos Islands - Travel to Ecuadorislands of the Pacific, that offer the travelers the possibility of entering contact with diverse species that because of the lack of natural predators do not feel fear before the proximity of man.


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Santa Cruz: It is the most populated island of the Galapagos and second in size. On it you will find the Scientific Station Charles Darwin (1964), in which appears information of the islands. In the deposit of giant turtles the visitors can approach and take colorful pictures.

You can also visit the Tubos de Lava, solidified lava tunnels, the Crocker Hill, a natural watchtower of 860 meters that allow you to observe the vegetation and the Reserva Tortuga, place in which these heavy animals are in absolute freedom.

Plaza Sur: Hundreds of sea lions, terrestrial iguanas, birds that nest in cliffs and a cactus forest, turn this small island of 13 hectares, in an interesting destination.

Santiago: Volcanic landscapes, seals, flamencos and sparrow hawk, are more than enough reasons for you to visit the Sullivan Bay, the Bucanero creek, the Espumilla beach and the Egas port, that are part of this island.

Isabela: It is the greatest island of the Galapagos. Which has an extension of 4600 squared kilometers. Its volcanic activity is interesting and places of particular interest are: the Cerro Azul (1690 ms), the Wolf (1645 ms), Darwin (1280 ms), the Alcedo (1097 ms) and Santo Tomas (1490 ms.); in addition, the island has nonflying cormorants, penguins, flamingos, giant turtles and iguanas.

Floreana: The whalers of the 18th Century used to leave the mail in this island. In Punta Cormoran - one of its disembarkation ports- you can find a pretty lagoon inhabited by flamingos. Also a semi-submerged volcanic cone can be appreciated, it is named La Corona del Diablo, suitable site for diving.

Española: Its main attractive are birds like the albatross of the Galapagos. It is possible to observe small lizards and sea iguanas.

San Cristobal: It's the second most populated of the Galapagos. In the port Baquerizo Moreno you can visit the museum of the Franciscans and climb the Rock Leon Dormido, to obtain a complete panorama of the zone.

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