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Discover The Wildlife Species In The Galapagos Islands With Galapagos Tours

Feb 1st 2015 at 11:19 PM

Exploring the Galapagos Islands can be a life-changing experience. This wonderful archipelago influenced one of the most revolutionary scientific theories on natural selection. The islands are the best places for all-natural wildlife tours where you might even have the chance to meet and interact with wild animals. Joining Galapagos tours is among the ways to explore the islands and discover their natural wildlife species.

Galapagos travel is different from luxurious island adventures. First of all, the archipelago is not a Caribbean luxury resort or a place where you can party all night. The Galapagos is almost barren due to the lack of vegetation and its volcanic landscape. When you’re there, it’s like you’re on the moon's surface instead of an island paradise. What makes the archipelago unusually beautiful is its unique wildlife and minimal human traffic. You are able to enjoy one of a kind Galapagos tours without the crowds and commercialism.

There are Galapagos cruise options that can let you discover the islands and its intriguing wildlife species. The isolation of the islands allowed several unusual species to evolve there, including blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, equatorial penguins, and giant tortoises. The Galapagos National Park is one of the destinations that should be part of a Galapagos travel itinerary, so you can get started in discovering the resident wildlife like the following:

1. Birds

Finches are the tiny birds that played a crucial part in Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. They are native to the Galapagos Islands. The archipelago is also home to other feathered species like the blue-footed boobies and flamingos. You can easily identify the birds because of their distinct features.

2. Reptiles

There are plenty of reptiles in the Galapagos, making them the dominant residents of the archipelago. They thrive in the islands due to their ability to survive without water for long periods, enabling them to get around the islands anywhere from the mainland to the volcanic islands. Lizards, snakes, iguanas, and giant tortoises are some of the reptiles to look out for.

3. Mammals

Galapagos tours provide a unique opportunity to swim with sea lions and watch dolphins jump along the bow of a luxury yacht, first-class vessel, or a high-end sailing ship. There are only a few mammals on the islands. The Galapagos bat and Galapagos rice rat are unique to the islands.

4. Aquatic wildlife

About 17-percent of marine life are unique to the Galapagos. Activities like snorkeling and diving can let you meet hammerhead sharks, Sally light-foot crabs, and rare whales up close. It is common to see the Galapagos shark in Galapagos tours aboard a ship.

About the Company

Andando Tours is an expert at offering guided tours of Ecuador and its island treasure. Offering land and sea excursions, the company helps travelers map out adventures that are simply amazing. Its Galapagos island tours and Galapagos cruises itineraries are set so the splendor of this region is taken all in.

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