Discover luxury camping and glamping hotels in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

For budding botanists, wildlife lovers and geology geeks, this Pacific archipelago is a near utopia, famed for its past as Darwin's study ground. Today, as a national park and marine reserve, it remains brimming with endemic flora and fauna and is relatively untrampled by human footprints. The islands, many uninhabited, are mostly carpeted in rich rainforest, edged by pristine beaches, with a generous helping of volcanic otherworldliness. Their surrounding waters are home to resplendent reefs and an abundance of marine life. To explore it all is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience – and there aren't many places left to say that about.