The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. Snorkel with sea lions and exotic fish in the waters of the Galapagos Islands; hike to the top of the world’s highest active volcano; go bird watching in pristine cloud forests; help rehabilitate wounded condors; bargain with locals at markets that have remained unchanged for a thousand years; and visit the wonders of the local Incan ruins. Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.