The Galapagos Islands consist of 13 large and hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of South America. Galapagos Islands, a region of Ecuador, are home to some of the world’s most fascinating animal life. From Quito, Ecuador, you may fly to Beltra Island and start your journey, encountering giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, lizards, and a whole host of diverse bird species. As you explore these remarkable volcanic isles firsthand, you will discover the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin.
While visiting the Galapagos Islands, be sure not to miss such interesting sites as Espumilla Beach, Puerto Egas on James Island, Rabida Island, Bartolome Island, Tower Island and Darwin Bay. Visit the Galapagos Island Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal, where Charles Darwin first set foot in the Galapagos back in 1835 and amaze at the famous blue-footed boobies. You may even want to combine your Galapagos vacation with a trip to Peru and a visit to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.”