Who Should Go? The sprawling region is great for children, seniors, and everyone in between. A couple’s trip, friend adventure, or family vacation can all be easily accommodated in this wildlife destination.
What Will You See When You Visit? The exclusive locale has endemic species, beautiful views and a relationship with nature you’ve never seen before.
When Should You Go? The Galápagos essentially has two seasons. The warm and rainy season lasts from January to June and transitions into the dry season from July December. The former is an ideal time to visit, given the warmer ocean temps for snorkeling, kayaking and other aquatic excursions.
Where is it? The Galápagos Islands are located 600 miles off of the coast of mainland Ecuador. Known for its rare animals and distinctive terrain, this archipelago comprised of 12 tiny islets is the gem of the South American region.
How to get there: Options for travel to the Galápagos include flights out of Guayaquil into San Cristobal or Baltra. From there, it’s best to start your adventure aboard one of the National Park Service-approved ships that sail through the islands. If you’re looking for a topnotch experience, Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Endeavour II is the tour for you. The 50-year-old company offers amazing accommodations, great customer service and a jam-packed itinerary you won’t soon forget.