Coming back to explore Galapagos after so long, we wondered if there would be any change in animal behavior. To everyone’s surprise, the animals were everywhere and friendlier than ever. I got the impression they had missed us. One female giant tortoise stared at us very carefully, and a male iguana walked right up to a young explorer as though asking to be friends.

This is the magic of Galapagos, a place where people can get close to Mother Nature without fear of being injured or threatened by any Galapagos animal, or harming the wildlife. After this small taste of Galapagos, we are looking forward to more adventures.