A visit to the Galapagos Islands is an inspiring experience for most – the “holiday of a lifetime”. Immediately on arrival, you sense that you have landed in a place like no other on earth. This collection of Pacific Ocean islands lies 1000 kilometres west of Ecuador. In 1959, 97% of the Galapagos Islands was made into a National Park and UNESCO has also recognised the Islands as a Man and Biosphere Reserve, and as a World Heritage Site.