-Abundant fearless wildlife, visitors can get up close and personal to some of the world's rarest animals.
-Galapagos is home to the only surviving giant Pinta tortoise, 'Lonesome George'
-The convergence of three major oceanic currents brings an incredible mix of marine life to Galapagos
-The endemic Galapagos marine iguana is the only lizard to swim in the ocean
-Darwin's research in Galapagos led to the groundbreaking theory of The Origin of Species
-In 1978 UNESCO designated Galapagos as the first World Heritage site
-The movie Captain and Commander was filmed on the islands of Bartholomew and Santiago
-The name 'galapagos', an old Spanish word for 'saddle', was originally used by Bishop Tomas and his crew to describe the giant tortoises but the name stuck
-Due to the early presence of both Spanish and English inhabitants in Galapagos, the Islands now have both Spanish and English names
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