The Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador with a small population of only 10,000 people. Both culture-rich countries are largely uncharted, making them an exciting and adventurous place to visit. Ecuador is located in the northwest corner of South America with the Galapagos Islands to the west.
The Galapagos are quite volcanically active, with almost all the islands in the region centered around large, cone volcanoes. A more arid zone is found immediately inland from the coastal zone, and is the most widespread formation in the islands.