Straddling the equator and offering up some of the most memorable ecological experiences in the world, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands house some of the planet’s most unique wildlife amid a striking, volatile landscape. Visitors to the archipelago usually arrive by air from mainland Ecuador, but end up slowing down the pace a bit with multiday Galapagos cruises, weaving between the islands and providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and excursions, including hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
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