Things to do
This is why Darwin came to the Galapagos Islands. The red throated display of the frigate bird; the odd feet of the blue-footed booby; the vast magnificence of the Galapagos giant tortoise. All unique, and all captivating.
The best way to see these far-flung islands is by boat. You can take a tour, or hire a private yacht yourself – just remember to book well in advance as they can get booked up. Make time to visit the Charles Darwin Foundation on Puerto Ayora for its incredible animal exhibits.
There are so many distinctive species on land that it’s easy to forget about a whole other world that’s below the sea’s surface. You can hire snorkelling or diving equipment to get closer to hammerhead sharks, manta rays, sea lions and a huge variety of wildlife.