Great things come in little packages. This very popular saying is one of the best ways to describe what the Galapagos Islands has to offer. A group of tiny volcanic islands that sit just off the equator, the Galapagos has for centuries, captured the interest of people from all over the globe. Important from a scientific viewpoint, as these islands were instrumental in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the Galapagos today, is a nature wonderland.
Located 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador, these islands let you get up close and personal with nature. Here you can:
The Galapagos is indeed a must visit destination if you are interested in a wildlife adventure vacation. An archipelago of 19 islands of varying size and a number of islets, these islands are the perfect place to see nature at its very best. Here, the animals roam around free and unafraid, due to the lack of any natural predators, giving you plenty opportunity to capture them with your camera.
- Swim with the only equatorial Penguins found in the world,
- Walk alongside giant Galapagos Tortoises,
- Go bird watching to spot the magnificent Waved Albatross or brightly-colored Boobies,
- Scuba dive with Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales,
- Catch a glimpse of the remarkable Marine Iguana as it gracefully swims underwater,
- Study the 13 species of endemic Darwin Finches
- Come face-to-face with the only bird that cannot fly - the Flightless Cormorant.
Have a wonderful maritime adventure in the bargain as well, as one needs to travel by boat or a small ship to get around here. Offering various facilities and amenities, cruises around the Galapagos are truly superb, as they allow you to take in this naturally breathtaking environment, while not disturbing it.
Over five million years old, the Galapagos today, is one of the perfect places to see nature in action. Often referred to as the ‘laboratory of evolution,’ these islands are now playing a tremendous role in helping us to understand our planet much better.