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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
It’ll take a while to get to this remote island chain but it is worth it. Here, a unique wildlife hasn’t learnt to fear humans. That’s why you’ll have to watch your feet while walking the park’s trails to avoid stepping on iguanas or nesting birds. Wake up on the New Year morning and swim next to sea lions and turtles. This pristine stretch of Earth is home to an unusual set of neighbours, from a blue-footed booby to fur seals, giant tortoises and penguins.