8 Most Beautiful Places In South America To Visit
4. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Reasons To Visit Galapagos Islands
Galapagos is an archipelago that consist volcanic Islands and Islets. This amazing Island located in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, about 620 miles south of the mainland of South America. Galapagos Islands are known for their isolation and unique wildlife.
The Isolation and lack of large nature predators make the wildlife in Galapagos Islands so unique, home to many endemic species. The list includes Galapagos tortoise, marine iguanas, Galapagos fur seal, flightless cormorants and Darwin’s finches.
The Galapagos tortoise the largest land animal of Galapagos archipelago. A fully grown Galapagos tortoise weigh up to 417 kg. Thus, it is also the largest living species of tortoise in the world.
The world-renowned naturalist Charles Darwin visited Galapagos Islands in 1835. That visit helped him a lot for his theory of the origin of species.
Galapagos Islands is the point where three ocean current converges – South Equatorial current, Humboldt current and Panama current. It brings a highly variable climate and unique marine to this archipelago.
There are accommodations available in different Islands for the visitors. Boat riding is the best way to see the beauty of Galapagos Islands and the unique wildlife.