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Dream Destination: Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are found in the Pacific Ocean, just 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador and are world famous. The subject of many documentaries, these islands are credited with inspiring Charles Darwin (who visited in 1835) to write his famous Theory of Evolution.

Recently, David Attenborough did a series of documentaries on the fascinating animal, plant and sea life which lives on the islands.

Why visit the Galapagos Islands?
A trip to the Galapagos Islands truly is a once in a lifetime experience. The main archipelago has 13 islands and six smaller isles. On these islands you can see giant tortoises, sea lions, iguanas and a host of bird species. The islands themselves are barren but the nature and the landscape is truly spectacular.

Visiting the islands isn’t cheap but this is mainly due to the remoteness of the area and the travel restrictions that are in place. 

When to go?
The climate on the Galapagos Islands is incredibly variable, however it can be divided into two distinct seasons. Hot and rainy season lasts from December to June and cool season runs from June to November. The peak seasons for tours usually runs from December to May, but it’s worth noting that the animal life tends to be more active during June, July and August.