The Galápagos Islands Travel Guide
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A zoologist's dream, the Galápagos Islands afford a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness animals found nowhere else on the planet. From the moment you step onto these dazzling shores, you're confronted by giant tortoises basking in the sun, lava lizards darting between rocks, and frigates swooping overhead. No one who has walked among these unique creatures will ever forget the experience.
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Things To Do in The Galápagos Islands
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- $896* & up -- Fly to Galapagos Islands from U.S., R/T LAN Airlines
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