Charles Darwin was just 26 when he reached the Galápagos Islands, and his natural history investigations there probably had a youthful, adventurous quality. We can imagine he clambered about, peering at everything. He noted the mockingbirds, the finches; marveled at the geology; and obsessed over the giant tortoises and marine iguanas. He had fun.
And you will have the same amount of fun—virtually guaranteed by the Lindblad-National Geographic expedition style. And because Galápagos, thanks to the hard work of enlightened conservation, still looks nearly the same as it did when Darwin explored it in 1835. (Kind of a miracle, if you think about it, considering the degraded state of much of our world.)
You’ll get to clamber about Darwin-like, too, as you spend your days actively, or leisurely, exploring fascinating and diverse islands, and encounter remarkable creatures and terrains.