This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Sea lions and iguanas sunbathe side by side, penguins and turtles swim together offshore, and giant tortoises wander freely. The Galapagos is both a glimpse of life before human civilization and a reminder of its fragile beauty. This is the trip of a lifetime. It will leave you with a new sense of wonder and some great stories to share. Expert traveler Lisa Cho tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible in Moon Galapagos Islands. How to get there, how long it will take, and where to stop along the way including information on Quito and Guayaquil How to choose the best means of transportation, including cruises, diving tips, and land tours Background on the diverse wildlife of the Galapagos including how and where to see each animal"