Lindblad Expeditions: Galápagos Aboard the Endeavour
The Details: From Guayaquil, Ecuador, hop a 2 1/2-hour flight to get to the 96-passenger National Geographic Endeavour, which visits the Galápagos Islands. Guides lead onshore excursions to spot blue-footed boobies and to hike lava flows. 10 days from $4,990.
The Activities: Learning-based scavenger hunts and Zodiac-driving lessons will please younger travelers; adults can go deep-water snorkeling. Don’t want to get wet? Observe the abundant sea life from a glass-bottomed boat.