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Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands - Australian Geographic Society Overview
Look for Green Turtles nesting on the white beaches of Las Bachas, scan the waters for pods of dolphins off Genovesa and watch iguanas scamper along Urvina Bay, all while sailing around the Galapagos Islands on the Nemo III
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Stretched out along a central Andean valley under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America.
Located on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz, the beautiful beaches of Las Bachas have particularly soft sand and the nearby rocks provide great snorkelling.
Genovesa is a remote island of abundant beauty with varying landscapes and wonderful wildlife, including a trio of boobies - masked, blue-footed and the rare red-footed.
Sitting on Isla Santiago's eastern coast, Bahia Sullivan's 100-year-old lava flow forms a black carpet of intricate markings and patterns, where iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs roam.
Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
Isla Isabela offers a diverse range of sights to explore - from the massive crater of the Sierra Negra Volcano to the underwater wonders of Concha Perla.
Isla Fernandina's north-east tip, Punta Espinosa, is a narrow ledge of lava and sand where visitors can see lava cacti and flightless cormorants among the stark volcanic landscape.
Isla Santiago features some of the most idyllic locations in the archipelago, including Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and the black sands of Puerto Egas.
Isla Daphne is a lovely place to do some bird spotting - see masked boobies, finches and even the beautiful frigate birds with their vibrant red pouches.
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
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