The Galapagos’s Islands have a varied collection of places for nature lovers to explore and to be able to interact with the regions unique eco systems. The Galapagos’s region was once explored by Charles Darwin, because of its isolation and that isolation’s corresponding unique examples of natural selection occurring in its animal populations. In present day visitors still enjoy trips out to remote locations and islands to explore what Charles Darwin once did. Some of the key locations in the Galapagos’s Islands include.
One of the most intriguing landscapes on earth can be found at the Sierra Negra Volcano. The second largest active volcano in the world, Sierra Negra rises up 4,500 feet into the air and includes a massive crater that measures more than 6 miles in diameter. One of the amazing hikes in the Galapagos region is to trek your way to the top of the volcano in order to look inside of it and see the amazing vista views over the islands from its apex. Be warned however that the trek is arduous stretching nearly 10 kilometers. If that length of hike does not appeal to you there are tour companies that bring horses along to carry travelers. The costs are $35 dollars per person for the guided tour on foot and $60 dollars for those that use a horse.
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
Located in the town of Puerto Avora the Charles Darwin centre is a must visit for any lover of science. Funded by a grant set up by the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Research Station includes an active breeding centre and numerous informative displays that high light and explain the regions unique ecology and history. Not only a centre for teaching about the region, experts also plan and carry out different preservation techniques as well as carry out original research. There are more than a hundred educators, researchers, and volunteers that try to carry out the stations multiple educational and research goals. Be sure to see the collection of Galapagos tortoises, some species of which scientists at the centre are trying to breed to protect the keep from extinction. The centre is open from 7 am to 6 pm and the admission fee is part of each persons cost paid to enter the Galapagos Islands.