Follow in the footsteps of the great Charles Darwin with a trip to the magnificent Galapagos Islands.

A rare and unforgettable treat for the adventurous traveller, the Galapagos Islands are famed for their uniqueness, as both a natural sanctuary for some of the world's rarest creatures and the beautiful volcanic landscapes that draw photographers from all around the globe.

The remote Pacific location of the Galapagos Islands gave rise to some extraordinary and unique endemic species of plants and animals, which proved pivotal in inspiring Darwin's famous work 'On the Origin of Species'.

In order to protect its natural resources, guided tours are the only way visitors can see the islands, but with fur seals bathing to your left and iguanas strolling among the flora and fauna to your right, you will be glad of the extra pair of eyes to help spot all these incredible sights.

Where is it?
This small volcanic island group lies just over 600 miles off the west coast of Ecuador.

What is it?
A group of 13 main islands and six smaller ones that collectively form the world's second largest marine reserve.

Best time to visit?
In such a unique environment it depends what you want to see, but December is a great time to catch the first hatchlings of the giant tortoise eggs just as the greenery returns to the islands.

Must see?
Since the Galapagos Islands come as something of a unique package, it's impossible to name any single 'must-see' thing. The entire experience will be unforgettable!

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