Destination Inspiration: Galapagos Islands

We all want to make history and transcend boundaries by escaping the ordinary because all that is new excites us. Any meaningful change we make to our lives is sparked by inspiration and fuelled by survival instinct. It’s how evolution works. Darwin’s theory of natural selection stands as scientific proof of this, along with the islands that inspired it. There is so much we owe to the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific, of historical and even mythical notoriety. It’s a window into how the world was without man.

An evolutionary paradise situated off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos remain one of the few destinations in the world where you can fully experience a remote and unspoiled ecozystem which will change the way you understand man’s place in the world. This is your unique chance to come face to face with marine iguanas, giant turtles, or the alien looking manta ray. Never before seen species of birds and mammals, reptiles and sea life, the Galapagos is the home of the true richness of life on this planet. Let nature share with you its most treasured secrets as you experience first-hand the same inspiration as Darwin found here, amongst an astonishing assortment and diversity of life.

You will be privy to hundreds of species of indigenous wildlife, many of which can be found nowhere else on Earth. Let your senses be enticed by this inspiring destination whether you chose to go swimming with sea lions or scale the Sierra Negra volcano, or line the coastline with your footsteps, making your own mark on the historical map of evolution.

Walking in Darwin’s shoes is no easy task, but tracing his steps will open a new and awe inspiring perspective on the world at large, its wondrous beauty without man at its center. It’s nature left to its own devices, and it has made a paradise for life better than any man has ever created.

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