Galapagos voted Top Bucket List Destination
Tuesday 11, February 2014
The Galapagos Islands have been voted the Top Bucket List Destination in the 10Best Readers' Choice awards.
Galapagos was selected as the leading Bucket List Destination in a survey of 10Best.com and USA Today readers. Other destinations and experiences receiving top honors include Alaska, African Safari, South Pacific Islands, Italy, and Greece.
An archipelago of 14 islands anddozens of islets some 600 milesoff the Ecuadorian mainland,the Galapagos Islands are home to a national parkand marine biological reserve.Unique species includingiguanas, Galapagos tortoises, albatrosses, boobies and sealions can be found here. The province hasbeen a UNESCO World NaturalHeritage Site since 1979.
"From scuba diving with sharks to hiking along volcanoes, with the extraordinary biodiversity that inspired Charles Darwin, the wonders of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands continue to inspire travelers from around the world," said Ecuador Minister of Tourism Vinicio Alvarado.
10Best, a division of USA Travel, provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content on top attractions, things to do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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