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Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Vibrant cultures, volcanic landscapes and dense rainforests make Ecuador one of South America's most exciting adventure destinations. The Galapagos Islands with their stark volcanic landscapes and unique wildlife are an important destination for those with an interest in evolution and natural selection. Much of these newly discovered adventure travel destinations remain untamed and largely uncharted, yet with tourism infrastructure developing quickly it is fast becoming a rewarding spot for the traveller.
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Galapagos Islands Exploration & Adventure
Few places in the world can rival the Galapagos Islands as a wildlife destination. This archipelago of untamed beauty is a naturalists paradise with more than 875 species of plants and 289 types of fish; but it is the uninhibited birds, sea lion, giant tortoise, land and marine iguana, fur seal, penguin and lava lizards that are the islands most compelling attractions. More On Galapagos Islands Cruises. View All of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador Adventures.
About Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Ecuador is located on the north-western coast of South America, between Peru to the south and east and Colombia to the north. Ecuador also owns the famous Galapagos Islands, located approximately 1,000 kilo-meters off the coast. Ecuador covers 256,370 square kilo-meters of land and is the smallest country in South America after Uruguay and the Guianas.