1. The Galapagos was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Galapagos Islands are one of only a very select few places on Earth that remain (mostly) untouched by human development. Indeed, the archipelago of 61 islands and islets, which is located off the coast of Ecuador, was the first place to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978.
2. It's a living laboratory
The islands are frequently described as a "living laboratory", as they are ideal for observing wildlife (both flora and fauna) in their natural habitats.
3. Experience the endemic wildlife
You can get within touching distance (but don't actually touch!) of numerous species of wildlife, much of which is endemic to this fantastic part of the world, without threatening their habitat.
4. The islands' marine life is plentiful
In the Galapagos you have the perfect opportunity to experience the abundant marine life of its beautiful and vast waters.
5. You will take professional-quality photos
Photo opportunities are absolutely abundant in the Galapagos; the frequently beautiful light, coupled with incredible volcanic landscapes and rock formations, make for seemingly professional-quality photographs.
6. The islands contain some of the nicest beaches in the world
The Galapagos is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches you're ever likely to visit; clear blue water and bright white sand.