Before my trip to the Galápagos Islands, I thought I knew exactly what to expect. However, the truth is, nothing will prepare you for this incredible place. Situated around 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these isles are a must-visit for any nature lover. Their isolation and the ongoing seismic and volcanic activity there has led to them being known for their abundance of rare and unique wildlife. Indeed, the Galápagos has more endemic species than any other part of the world and was the source of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. There is so much to see both on land and underwater – and in my opinion, there is nowhere better for a truly immersive wildlife experience.