For many, Guayaquil is the starting place of a trip to the Galápagos Islands, one of the most fascinating archipelagos in the world. The islands are home to unique iguanas, flamingos and penguins. Rare turtles, sharks and sea horses live in the local waters. Diving will be an unforgettable experience.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) made some remarkable discoveries on these islands in the Pacific Ocean. His world famous theory of evolution was formed here. And this destination is still a favourite among many nature lovers, who are happy to don a pair of binoculars and spend days exploring the inhabited and uninhabited islands. Although some islands are off limits to visitors, many can be toured with an experienced guide. They will lead you around, pointing out the unique features of the animals and sharing fascinating stories about this ancient environment.