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a few of our favorites
a few of our favorites
Located just 600 miles west of the coast of Ecuador and made famous by Charles Darwin and instrumental in discovering his theory of evolution it is not an exaggeration to describe the Galapagos islands as unique in the world. Each island has birds and animals that may have evolved from common ancestors but have adapted to the unique characteristics of the island it lives on. It is possible to determine which island a land tortoise is from by the distinct markings on it's shell. Finches have evolved different beak shapes to adapt to the specific food source on the island that it lives. The islands may be home to the only marine iguanas in the world but the coloring varies from black to grey to red depending on which island they reside. The northern most penguins in the world are found in the Galápagos and, in an odd happenstance, live on the same island as a resident colony of flamingos.
What makes the Galapagos compelling for visitors that visit the islands is the wildlife is not afraid of humans. Don't be surprised if a hawk lands a few feet from you because he is courious. You may have a front row seat to the mating rituals of he blue footed booby. A finch might land on your table while you are eating and helps himself to scraps. The seals frequently take naps on benches meant for waiting passengers and boats ancored in the bay become convienient places for them to sun themselves.
Because each island is so different the ideal way to travel is by an expedition ship. Celebrity has been cruising in the Galapagos for 14 years and their expedition style ships are designed not just for travel, but for exploration. Ships vary in size from 100 passengers to just 16 guests to one of the world's last pristine environments–seven days a week, 365 days a year. Knowledgeable crew, environmentally sound ship design, and Galapagos National Park-certified onboard naturalists all help to preserve this delicate archipelago, while educating you on its natural and evolutionary significance. It's a journey like no other on Earth.
Contact us for first hand knowledge on how you can experience this remarkable destination at Hello@WorldCruiseAndTravel.com
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