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Any traveler with an interest in nature should move the Galapagos Islands to the top of his or her bucket list. From the giant tortoise to the Galapagos penguin, the endemic wildlife is abundant and fascinating. It’s also one of the most protected places on earth, allowing visitors to take part in a truly unique experience.
The landscape, flora and fauna of the Galapagos are magical, but the real stars are the animals. With no natural predators, the land and marine animals that live here aren’t scared of humans. They allow you to become a part of their world, which makes a trip to the Galapagos unlike any other.
Here are my top Galapagos tips:
The number of visitors allowed into the Galapagos National Park per year is restricted, and you must travel to protected areas with a licensed guide. The National Park creates all the tour itineraries throughout the islands. Visitors will appreciate this, as you’ll be the only humans around on most of your tour stops.
Travelzoo Tip: This week our colleagues at Fly.com found that flights from New York City to Guayaquil, Ecuador, were slashed to $447 roundtrip, including taxes -- a savings of about $300. Book soon; this fare is not part of an official sale and could disappear at any time.