The Galapagos Islands, resting almost 600 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, are home to a menagerie of fauna and flora completely unfettered by the presence of humans. The creatures residing in this archipelago of volcanic islands are forever tied to the formulation of Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution and natural selection. Visitors will marvel at the blue-footed boobies and giant iguanas, hobnob with oversized tortoises, and swim with sea lions and sea turtles. After visiting this natural wonder of the world, you may come away with a much deeper appreciation of the magnificence of Earth and its spectacular wildlife.