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Why Go?

The extraordinary Galápagos Islands, where you can get face time with tortoises, sea lions, penguins, and marine iguanas

Horseback riding, llama- and condor-spotting, and farm-raised produce at gorgeous Andean haciendas

The Amazon rain forest—and tours and lodges that immerse you in indigenous culture

What To Skip

Unless you're intrepid: renting a car or going it alone. It's pretty wild out there

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Budget, Family, Green + Eco-Travel, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

February, March, April, May


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