The Galápagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin like no other place he visited during his long voyage in the 1830s, and gave rise to his visionary theory of evolution. He called this nature paradise “a little world within itself,” and this magical World Heritage Site is truly like no other place on the planet. An almost primeval world, these enchanted isles teem with endearing creatures that have never learned fear of humans, so you’ll have amazing close-up encounters with the all-but-tame wildlife. So grab your nature guide and camera, and get ready to meet the locals!



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