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Whether you're preparing for an upcoming trip to the Galapagos, or just want to know more about this fascinating archipelago, be sure to check out these helpful resources. Learn about the wildlife found nowhere else on earth, browse our packing tips and read compelling travel stories that will inspire your sense of wonder for these unique islands.

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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

From sea lions to marine iguanas, learn about the incredible array of biodiversity you'll see on a trip to the Galapagos Islands!
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Galapagos Wildlife Seasonality

Galapagos Wildlife Seasonality

Check out our month-by-month guide of seasonal wildlife. Abundant wildlife is always present in the Galapagos Islands, and special highlights are spread throughout the year.
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Plants of the Galapagos Islands

Plants of the Galapagos Islands

Many of the plant species found in the Galapagos Islands are as interesting and unique as the islands’ renowned animal life. Learn about the islands' native and invasive varieties of flora.
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When to Go to the Galapagos

When to Go to the Galapagos

Located at the equator, the Galapagos Islands' subtropical climate make the islands an inviting year-round destination. Here is a month-by-month breakdown of temperatures and rainfall. 
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Galapagos Wildlife Trivia

Galapagos Wildlife Trivia

Take our Galapagos wildlife quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with your family and friends to see who knows the most about this stunning archipelago.
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Conservation & Community

Conservation & Community

We are proud to be involved in the following initiatives throughout the Galapagos archipelago and the communities present there, as well as in parts of mainland Ecuador we visit on our adventures.
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A Closer Look at Our Private Tortoise Camp

A Closer Look at Our Private Tortoise Camp

Set in lush Scalesia forest and meadows with a view of the Pacific Ocean below, our rustic camp features accommodations in raised canvas tents and treehouses surrounded by wild tortoise habitat.
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How to Avoid Seasickness in the Galapagos

How to Avoid Seasickness in the Galapagos

Seasickness isn't usually an issue in the Galapagos, but there are some simple and effective steps you can take to avoid it altogether.
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out the typical weather conditions and climate in the Galapagos during the warm, rainy season and the cool, garua season.
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Packing List

Packing List

Our comprehensive packing guide covers everything you'll need for a Galapagos Islands adventure, from sun hats to sport sandals and everything in between.
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Travel Stories & Articles
Galapagos Species That Are Back from the Brink

Galapagos Species That Are Back from the Brink

—By Samantha Miller
New initiatives in the Galapagos are seeking to rediscover and reintroduce species lost to climate change and human activity like the Fernandina giant tortoise that was found after 113 years of ‘extinction.’
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Galapagos Rainbow

Galapagos Rainbow

—By Chris Kassar
I felt like a small child, in awe of everything I encountered, especially the endless array of colors delivered by these magical islands... 
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Top Apps to Download Before Your Galapagos Adventure

Top Apps to Download Before Your Galapagos Adventure

—By Jess Signet
Here's a list of several useful apps you'll want to check out before and during your Galapagos adventure.
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When to see Baby Animals in the Galapagos

When to see Baby Animals in the Galapagos

—By WWF
According to our expert guides, mating occurs year-round. Different species inhabiting different islands mate at different periods throughout the year. This means that any time you book your trip, you will likely have the good fortune of witnessing mating rituals or seeing baby animals.
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Why the Galapagos Is My Happy Place

Why the Galapagos Is My Happy Place

—By Tracy Schuh
This special place in the Pacific Ocean with coordinates around 0°0°0° beamed with a flourishing ecosystem, delighted my soul in a profoundly epic way and reminded me what is possible if we make choices that protect these wild places on our beautiful planet. To quote Charles Darwin, “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”
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Tune In: A Galapagos Binge

Tune In: A Galapagos Binge

—By Jennie Lay 
Plunked on a remote string of volcanoes and surrounded by some of the planet’s most animated and eye-catching animals, it’s hard not to reassess...
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Galapagos Coral Reef Discovered

Galapagos Coral Reef Discovered

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Deep beneath the waters of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and atop a submerged volcano, an ancient coral reef was just discovered by an international group of scientists. It’s the first to be documented inside the protected area since it was established in 1998. Stretching out for several miles, the reef supports a breathtaking mix of marine life.
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Five Fun Facts About Blue-Footed Boobies

Five Fun Facts About Blue-Footed Boobies

—By Julie Waggoner
The most famous bird of the Galapagos is the blue-footed booby. While they are not endemic to the islands, about 50 percent of the world’s breeding pairs live here. These birds’ bright blue feet and sleek brown feathers are sure to make an appearance on any Galapagos itinerary. Keep reading to learn more about these iconic birds!
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Sustainable Farm Contributes to Galapagos Giant Tortoise Conservation

Sustainable Farm Contributes to Galapagos Giant Tortoise Conservation

—By Emily Goodheart
Roberto Plaza is the owner of Montemar, a sustainable farm on Santa Cruz Island. Proceeds from purchased Arabic coffee grown on the land fund the restoration of tortoise ecosystems, as the area serves as an important migration route for these rare creatures as they move from the highlands to the coastal lowlands to lay their eggs.
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Safeguarding Migration Routes from Ecuador to Costa Rica with the Creation of the Hermandad Marine Reserve

Safeguarding Migration Routes from Ecuador to Costa Rica with the Creation of the Hermandad Marine Reserve

—By Megan Brief
Recognizing that the long-term coexistence of humanity and wildlife requires a sustainable balance, Ecuador's President announced the creation of the Hermandad Marine Reserve, a migratory superhighway that connects the Galapagos Marine Reserve to protected Costa Rican waters.
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The Mystery of Charles Darwin’s Missing Manuscripts Has Been Solved!

The Mystery of Charles Darwin’s Missing Manuscripts Has Been Solved!

—By Megan Brief
Discover the contents of Darwin's missing notebooks, including his famous ‘Tree of Life’ illustration from 1837!
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