Welcome to The Galápagos Islands


This is not the Bahamas and these aren’t typical tropical paradises; in fact, most of the islands are devoid of vegetation and some look more like the moon than Hawaii. However, more humans live here than is commonly assumed, and there’s a surprising level of development in the islands’ towns, mostly geared toward the thriving tourism industry.

This isolated group of volcanic islands and its fragile ecosystem has taken on almost-mythological status as a showcase of biodiversity. Yet you don’t have to be an evolutionary biologist or an ornithologist to appreciate one of the few places left on the planet where the human footprint is kept to a minimum.


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$1013 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Galapagos Islands Explorer Package from Santa Cruz Island

Spend four or five days exploring some of the most famous islands in the world! The Galapagos Islands were prominently featured in Charles Darwin’s landmark book on evolution, The Origin of the Species. Like him, you will get the chance to see the sights on six different islands, each with their own unique qualities and charms!On your first day, upon arrival on Santa Cruz Island, a coach will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. On the way, visit lava tunnels and a sea turtle reserve, and stop at Charles Darwin Station to learn about the islands’ animals and Darwin’s observations, as well as the islands’ conservation efforts.You'll visit Tortuga Bay beach on your second day. Enjoy a 40-minute walk to this magical beach and enjoy some free time. In the afternoon, head to 'La Loberia', named after the presence of numerous sea lions. Here, enjoy swimming or snorkeling before visiting 'Canal de Amor', where you will marvel at the incredible views. End your day at 'Playa de los Perros' to see the marine iguanas before heading back to your hotel. Your island hopping begins the next day. You’ll travel by yacht to selected islands (season and weather permitting) and spend each day exploring their sights, returning to the amenities and comfort of your Santa Cruz Island hotel. See described below for details on the islands.Your multi-day tour includes accommodations on Santa Cruz, all inter-island transport, on-island tours and guides and daily breakfast and lunch served aboard the yacht. Upgrade to the five day tour so you see everything this fascinating archipelago offers!Please see the itinerary field below for details on the islands.

$89 Transfers & Ground Transport

Galapagos Islands Airport Arrival Transfer

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you'll travel by public buses to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you'll proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting for you on the other side in order to take you to Puerto Ayora, the hotel zone on Santa Cruz Island. On the way to your hotel and if you're not too tired, you'll have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a turtle reserve. Opt for a visit to the scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galapagos Islands, including the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of evolution, the conservation programs and have the opportunity to observe some giant turtles in captivity. The Charles Darwin Station is home to Lonesome George, the last living Pinta tortoise and is a must-see landmark when visiting the Galapagos. Note: Transfers are only available for flights operated by LAN Airlines

$352.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Santa Cruz to Bartolome Island Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Malecon de Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsWe will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel in order to take you to the Itabaca ChannelPass By: Canal de Itabaca, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsAfter we arrive to the Itabaca Channel, we will get on board of the yatch that will get us to Bartolome IslandPass By: Isla Bartolome, Bartolome, Galapagos IslandsArrival to Bartolomé: We will disembark and will start an easy hike untill we reach the summit of the volcano 114 meter altitud, from there we will have a great view of the central islands of the archipelago, later on we go back on board to get ready for a great swimming and snorkelling with penguins in the Golden beach, in front of the Pinnacle Rock.Pass By: Canal de Itabaca, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsAt the end of the activities in Bartolome and finished the snorkeling in Sullivan Bay , we will get back to the Itabaca Channel in order to get you to Puerto AyoraPass By: Malecon de Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsAt the end of the tour, we will arrive to Puerto Ayora.

$1595 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Galapagos Islands Cruise: 4-Day Catamaran Sail on 'Nemo I'

This 4-day cruise aboard the Nemo I catamaran takes you into the eastern side of the UNESCO-listed Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of 19 islands located off the Ecuadorian coast, with your choice between two itinerary options (see below for more details). The recently renovated catamaran accommodates 14 passengers only, and is wider than the majority of motor yachts that operate in the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy your buffet-style meals (starting with lunch on your first day until breakfast on your day of departure) al fresco, in the covered terrace outside. Water, tea, and coffee are included, and if you’d like a drink with a bit more kick (own expense), head to the bar inside the main deck.Each twin cabin, located in the hulls, comes with a private bathroom, air-conditioning and a fan. You’ll access your cabin through a hatch, which also serves as a skylight window to shine in more daylight along with the portholes. A few cabins offer matrimonial beds, but most have berth (bunk) beds.To reach the islands, you’ll typically leave the catamaran at the anchorage-site and board a dinghy for the final stretch to land. Your crew is trained and ready to assist you as needed. In addition to snorkeling, you’ll enjoy opportunities to scuba dive (own expense) or explore by single or double sea kayak some of the protected bays or shorelines.

$2329.13 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

B = Breakfast included; L = Lunch included; BL = Boxlunch; S = Snack included; D = Dinner included; Acc = AccomodationDAY 1 (L): QUITO – SAN CRISTOBAL – PLAYA MANN Our guide will be waiting for you at the San Cristobal airport. If you arrive before 02:00 PM you will get lunch. You will visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center. Then you will go to Playa Mann for your first contact with the stunning waters of these islands.Acc: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar.DAY 2 (B, L): KICKER ROCK After breakfast, you go by boat to snorkel at the famous Kicker Rock; the favorite place for an array of marine birds and underwater life. In the afternoon you go back to the hotel.Acc: Hotel Casa Playa Mann or similar.DAY 3 (B, L, D): PUERTO AYORA – CHARLES DARWIN STATION – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND HIGHLANDSAround 07:00 AM you will take the public speedboat from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora. Around 10:30 AM you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can see the memorial site of the last living Galapagos tortoise of its species. Then you will go to the Highlands of Santa Cruz and have lunch. At night you will have a special diner to show you the gastronomy of the island.Acc: Hotel Silberstein or similar.DAY 4 (B): FREE MORNING – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOONFree morning. Around 1:30 PM, you will take a public speedboat to Isabela Island, (2,5 hours). Upon arrival in Isabela, you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon. Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.DAY 5 (B, BL): SIERRA NEGRA ACTIVE VOLCANO TREK – CONCHA PERLA SNORKELYou’ll take an excursion to the Sierra Negra Volcano, the second largest volcanic crater in the world.  You will hike to the Sierra Negra (4 hours). After returning to the hotel, you can go snorkeling or swimming by yourself at Concha Perla.Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.DAY 6 (B, S): LOS TUNELES SNORKELINGYour guide will take you to Los Tuneles. The water is shallow, calm and very clear- a sea sanctuary. You will have lunch on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.DAY 7 (B): KAYAK IN PUERTO VILLAMIL TINTORERAS – FREE AFTERNOONThe guide will accompany you for a kayak excursion in the bay of Puerto Villamil. After, you have time to enjoy the beautiful beach or do an optional activity.Acc: Hotel The Wooden House or similar.DAY 8 (B): TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORTAt 6:00 AM you take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora (2,5 hours), then you go by taxi to the airport (about 40 minutes). 

$1390.63 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Galapagos Island Hopping All Inclusive 6-Day Adventure

B = Breakfast included; L = Lunch included; S = Snack included DAY 1 (L): BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND – ISABELA ISLAND – FLAMINGO LAGOON It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival Baltra airport to enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Option 1: arriving before 11:00 AM You will be picked up by an English speaking guide and transferred to Puerto Ayora for lunch. Then, you will take the speedboat to Isabela. Upon arrival you will head to Flamingo Lagoon for a short visit, followed by a drop off at your hotel in Isabela. Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar. Option 2: arriving after 11:00 AM You’ll stay at Santa Cruz Island on the first day. Please note that you won’t have lunch if you arrive after 02:00 PM. Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar. DAY 2 (B, L): TINTORERAS AND WETLANDS After breakfast, you will have a tour to The Wetlands, here you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will spot small and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. After lunch you will visit Tintoreras Islet. Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar. DAY 3 (B, S): SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES In the morning, you will go on a boat ride from Puerto Villamil. Max group size is 10 pax. The unique lava formations and calm water make Los Tuneles the best site to snorkel in Isabela Island. You will get the chance to spot a wide array of sea birds, marine wildlife, penguins, and sea lions. The activity takes about 6 hours. You can also choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself before or after snorkeling. Accommodation in Hotel San Vicente or similar. DAY 4 (B, L): CHARLES DARWIN STATION - BAY TOUR At 06:00 AM you will go to Santa Cruz Island where you’ll have breakfast. Then you’ll go to the Charles Darwin Research Station where scientists, educators, and volunteers provide scientific knowledge and assistance to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity of Galapagos. After lunch, you will do the Bay Tour, where you will visit the highlights around Puerto Ayora by boat. Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar. DAY 5 (B, L): SANTA FE ISLAND After breakfast, you will travel to Santa Fe Island. You will enter the bay of Santa Fe in a curious panga ride, depending on the conditions, and you will start the trip with a snorkeling activity, here you will be able to see beautiful wildlife and majestic cliffs. You have a “wet landing” here which means there is no dock in Santa Fe. Accommodation in Hotel Fernandina or similar. DAY 6 (B): TRANSFER OUT – BALTRA After breakfast, you will travel to Baltra Airport with a Spanish speaking driver, to depart to Quito or Guayaquil. End of tour

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