Galapagos Islands

About Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination for good reason:

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands are a unique archipelago and one of the true wonders of the world. This is a paradise where animals have no fear of man, a magical realm where creatures seem to be enchanted. They have unique and fascinating forms with behaviors impossible to find anywhere else in the world. Cormorants forgot to fly, iguanas learned to swim, turtles became gigantic, and sharks mild. This is a place where sea lions show off their swimming skills and blue-footed boobies perform their elegant two-step mating dance right under your nose.

Located in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles off the Ecuadorian mainland, the islands were formed by titanic geothermic upheavals that created volcanic islands, some of which are still in the throes of creation today. Its wonders include impressive geological formations, old and new outcrops, various types of cones and tunnels formed by underground streams and currents. White, red and black sand beaches with extraordinary landscapes highlight the diversity of life itself.

This is where Charles Darwin was inspired to draw up his theory of evolution and the origin of species. He observed a pristine, naturally-isolated living laboratory that would inspire and refine his theories, which he would release upon the world - to shattering effect - decades later. The islands have not lost their ability to inspire: the magic Darwin found over 150 years ago is still thriving in this remarkable environment today!

Whether it's one from the bucket list or the annual family getaway, this is bound to be a memorable experience!

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