In the year 1831, the HMS Beagle set off from England taking a group of scholars towards the coast of South America
. Amongst them was a young naturalist of no particular importance… until then.
Charles Robert Darwin arrived at Galápagos Islands
and was blown away by the unique species of animals that had evolved to make the islands their home. Observing how the features of a seemingly similar species of bird, now known as Darwin’s finches, varied from one island to the next, Darwin began theorising the phenomenon of natural selection. Thus the seed for his legendary “The Origin of Species” was sown.
Set foot on the land that gave birth to the theory of evolution and witness survival of the fittest in the flesh amongst the various Galápagos Islands’ things to see.