07/30/2010 08:30 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

7 Most Endangered Vacation Spots In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

The thing about those truly wondrous places--the Galapagos and the pyramids of the world--are that they came long before us and they'll outlast us. But as we all know, the impact of humans is taking a devastating toll on some of Earth's most iconic travel destinations. Many factors threaten their survival, and in some cases, the next generations might only read about these places in textbooks. Get there while you can, but tread lightly so you don't contribute to their demise. Jetsetter has found properties or tour operators in each of these endangered destinations that let you rest easy while taking these once-in-a-lifetime trips. (Text and captions courtesy of

Endangered Vacations Of The World