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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – Backpacking Photo of the Week #11

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The Galapagos Islands aren’t top of many backpacker’s lists, mainly for financial reasons. The main way of exploring them is on week long cruises that visit each island and give you access to all the incredible wildlife that roam there. But this isn’t cheap and will likely take up most of a backpackers 6 month budget.

There are, however, cheaper ways to visit. You can fly to the main island yourself and appreciate the wildlife based there (there’s plenty!) and take in some of the stunning, pristine beaches. This method doesn’t allow you to see everything in wildlife terms but is a worthwhile second for those desperate to visit and see the giant tortoises and some beautiful birds. And the beaches are a worthy support act…

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  1. Zuri
    Zuri says:

    The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of endemic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

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