Galapagos Islands tours and travel information
There are few places in the world that can be said to be truly unique, yet the Galapagos islands prove time and time again to be full of important surprises which are enriching the world of natural sciences, and capturing the hearts and imagination of all those who visit them.
Ever since the English naturalist Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands and sailed back to the United Kingdom with his ground breaking observations of the unusual flora and fauna of the islands, this unique archipelago has become world-famous for their natural beauty, their unusual animals and plants, and their tranquillity, peace and isolation from the hectic world many hundreds of miles away.
Whether you are passionate about nature and science, or simply want to explore one of the most unusual and fascinating places on earth, then a tour of the Galapagos Islands must make it onto your list of things to experience within your lifetime.
What can be seen on the Galapagos Islands?
These enchanted isles are a living, breathing zoo and museum, placed in the middle of the endless blue ocean and graced with a beautiful equatorial climate. As these volcanic islands of fire have risen and fallen over the millennia, they have developed their own unique species as the result of a slow process of natural selection which gives these islands their fame. Marine iguanas, giant tortoises, penguins swimming the warm waters of the equator and flightless cormorants are merely the beginning of this bizarre and wonderful menagerie of animals native to the islands. The volcanic nature of the Galapagos Islands have also given them a dramatic landscape which simply adds to their charm, and continues to fascinate tourists on their travels and scientists alike to this day.
What makes the Galapagos unique?
One of the things which make the Galapagos Islands so very special is the fact that here we have an unspoilt example of a harmonious, balanced ecosystem, which has been more or less left completely alone to develop in its own unique and glorious way. The animals on the island are mostly free from predators (hence the development of flightless birds), and as such, are almost completely tame and comfortable in human company.
Nature tours of the islands are always guaranteed to uncover some delights as a result of this, and nobody leaves the islands disappointed. From the gracious blue-footed boobies to the stately and serene giant reptiles of the island, here is an oasis of calm unlike anywhere else on earth, and it is waiting for you to discover it.