Known the world over thanks to Charles Darwin’s famous visit on the Beagle in 1835 which fed directly into his Theory of Evolution, the landscape is rugged and beautiful, with high volcanic mountains and periodically active volcanoes. A unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’, the islands and surrounding marine reserve inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. You will see today how animals have evolved to adapt to their environment. From giant tortoises to sea lions and penguins, marine iguanas and thousands of birds, each is a perfect example of Darwin’s theory at work. This environment is carefully protected and National Park-certified naturalist tour guides are on hand to show you the sights.