Machu Picchu & the Galápagos
There are places where “meeting the locals” isn’t limited to the human species—namely, the Galápagos Islands, the stomping grounds of blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas. Ecuador protects this volcanic Pacific archipelago as a national park, and the native species are isolated from predators, so they have little fear of humans. During our Machu Picchu & the Galápagos expedition, we visit these remote islands with a Trip Leader who is certified naturalist. Prepare to encounter a seasonally varied parade of creatures, among them sea lions, sea turtles, and Darwin’s finches—named for Charles Darwin, who did groundbreaking scientific research here.
Sponsored by Overseas Adventure Travel
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.