Places To See Before You Die: The Galapagos

Can you tell how the number of posts I do about South America increases dramatically the colder it gets here in New York? Anyways, a trip to Ecuador is only half-complete without a stop in the Galapagos. Just a short hour-and-a-half flight from Quito, over 60,000 people make the trip every year to see the over 15,000 giant tortoises, 50,000 sea lions, iguanas, and of course the plentiful boobies.

It’s really amazing to see how different the terrain is from each island to the next. For some highlights, check out the Louisiana-style bayous in Caleta Tortuga Negra at 2:33, the completely oblivious igauanas at 3:32, and the beaches at 5:16 that look like you were several thousand miles west in the South Pacific.

Published on November 07, 2008