The Galapagos Archipelago is a cluster of
some 13 volcanic islands and associated islets and rocks
located just under the equator, about 600 miles west of
Ecuador in South America. The oldest of the islands are about
4 million years old and the youngest are still in the process
of being formed. Indeed, the Galapagos islands are considered
to be one of the most active volcanic areas in the world.
They are one of the planet’s natural
paradises and one of the most visited national parks in the
world. The flora and fauna you’ll find here are truly unique.
Here, you’ll see unending beaches of marble white sand such as
those of Tortuga Bay, tunnels of lava, spectacular diving
areas, and a marine reserve, not to mention the prehistoric
animals and colorful birds you’ll get a chance to observe.
There are thirteen main islands that make up the archipelago.
The climate here is sub-tropical.