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Ecuador — Ecuador’s fascinating interior has long been overshadowed by the Galápagos Islands, with their attention-hogging archipelago. While package tours there threaten Darwin’s muses, the mainland has been humbly readying itself for the ball. With the revitalized colonial capital of Quito and distinctive retreats in the Amazon and the Andes, not to mention the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, it promises not to stay under the radar for long. Indeed, Ecuador is poised for its Cinderella moment.

Why Go

For the Galapagos, swimming with pink dolphins, horseback riding through the Andes, and the colonial grandeur of Quito.

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