By Chaney Kwak, CNTraveler.com
The Galápagos Islands recently landed on our list of Top 10 Islands in Australia and the Pacific, and no wonder. The Galápagos archipelago is not only physically striking with its sapphire-colored waters and powdery sand, it also teems with nature: giant tortoises, iguanas, and other marine life. If it's not already on your bucket list of trophy trips, here are some pictures that will inspire you to visit.
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