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Extraordinary Travel Destinations: The Galapagos Island, South America

Extraordinary Travel Destinations: The Galapagos Island, South America: #bevhillsmag #extraordinaryjourneys #traveldestinations #galapagosislands
Extraordinary Travel Destinations: The Galapagos Island, South America: #bevhillsmag #extraordinaryjourneys #traveldestinations #galapagosislands

The Galapagos Island is home to seven natural wonders of the earth. You can take an adventure to the Island to see interesting sites and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience. Let Extraordinary Journeys curate such a beautiful experience for you. 

Located nearly 600 miles west of Ecuador’s mainland, The Galapagos archipelago comprises 13 major islands, six minor islands, and several small islets. With crowds at an all-time low, there has never been a better time to visit this other-worldly destination. 

The volcanic islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 97% of the area is heavily protected National Park. For visitors, this means walking only on set trails, at certain times, and accompanied by a guide to conserve this incredible ecosystem. 

The Galapagos is a destination that is typically booked at least one year in advance, with crowds of people coming and going on each island, but right now it will feel like you have these beaches and wildlife to yourself. 

Perfect For 

Wildlife, science, and nature enthusiasts. Offering some of the most unique wildlife experiences you can have, few destinations offer such up-close-and-personal wildlife encounters and unique flora and fauna that’s found nowhere else on the planet.

 From giant tortoises roaming the islands and inquisitive sea lions lounging around, to hammerhead sharks swimming below the surface and spikey marine iguanas basking in the Ecuadorian sunshine, The Galapagos has otherworldly wildlife at every turn. 

Recommended Itinerary 

Extraordinary Journeys 12-day Ecuador Highlands and Galapagos itinerary explores many of the destinations highlights, including the beautiful and historical city of Quito, the expansive and cultural Andean highlands, and of course, one of the most impressive natural wonders on earth, the Galapagos. 

From cityscapes to volcanic highlands and rainforest to cloud forest, visitors will be in awe of the variety of landscapes and the critters who dwell in them.

Travel Restrictions & Requirements 

On the islands, 100 percent of the population ages 18+ is vaccinated. 

To enter Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, all travelers must carry proof of a COVID-19 RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours of their flight to Ecuador OR provide proof of vaccination.

When entering the Galapagos, travelers can present the same negative test results used to enter mainland Ecuador, as long as it was taken within 72 hours of the flight to the Galapagos. 

Passengers landing in mainland Ecuador by international air must submit the Traveler’s Health Declaration form: encuestas.msp.gob.ec/index.php/947917?lang=esAll passengers entering the Galapagos Islands must present a Traffic Control Card on arrival.

Peace Adebola
Peace is a freelance content writer who enjoys reading, acquiring knowledge and she loves to code.
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