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Ecuador

There's more to this South American country than the Galápagos Islands, which offer highly regulated and pricier tours to the land made famous by Charles Darwin. Instead, explore capital Quito's Spanish Colonial architecture (pictured), canoe on the Amazon River and stay in a historic hacienda with views of the beloved Cotopaxi volcano on a Gate 1 sampler from $799 a person, land only, for eight days. Info: discover.ecuador.travel; package info: Gate1 Travel, http://www.gate1travel.com
Claude Meisch
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