The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos archipelago is world-renowned for its unique and fearless wildlife - much of which was inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. The islands are therefore very popular amongst natural historians, both professional and amateur. Giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and different bird species can all be seen and approached. Seeing the sites and wildlife of the Galapagos is best done by boat.
On each island, the number of visitors are limited and there are only a small number of official landing and visitor sites. You must follow the instructions of your guide to protect the wildlife and you are not allowed off the marked paths. This is not a problem as the animals are so tame they will sit right on the path or cross it without caring about mere tourists. Other than the wildlife there are a lot of other things for your amusement, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking and horseback riding. Get in touch with the world by visiting this amazing archipelago, you won’t regret it.