Get up close and personal with tortoises, and learn about their biology and habits at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz. It is only one of the many unique experiences on the Galápagos tour with G Adventures. Situated 965 km off the coast of Ecuador, Galápagos is nature’s greatest science laboratory, home to a dazzling array of birds, reptiles, fish and mammals that you won’t find anywhere else. The Galápagos tour runs for either seven-days or ten-days. G Adventures only hires certified naturalist guides who are focused on giving you the most memorable experience. It operates under the belief that travel is an exchange, not a commodity – and as such, travellers are actively encouraged to give back to the community. Tour prices ranges from $2,000 – $5,000. Click here for more information about their Galápagos tour. Photo credit: Galápagos with G Adventures