As the basis of Darwin’s theory of evolution, the Galapagos has a bit of a reputation. And boy does it live up to it. Y’know, if you’re into massive tortoises, swimming lizards, more birds than you can shake your binoculars at, and volcanoes. Let’s be honest – who isn’t into all of that?

Highlights

Say hello to Quito, its prettyful churches and beautilicious boulevards

Collect your solid gold bragging rights after climbing Isla Isabela's volcano. The views don't get much better than this

Get up close and personal with the stars of the show: the Galapagos giant tortoises

Go snorkelling through underwater realms of freaky fish and sharks that don't actually bite