The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic origin located 900 kilometers west of the mainland of Ecuador. The first recorded visit to the islands took place in 1535 and was then described as islands with countless species of until then unseen animals. The islands gained their fame during the expedition of Charles Darwin in 1831-1836, who noted the existence of many endemic species but also studied the changes that he later shaped into the theory of evolution. The Galápagos National Park and the Galápagos Marine Reserve are under UNESCO protection. Today, these islands attract many visitors who want to see this beautiful world ruled by unusual species of flora and fauna that can only be seen here.