Welcome to The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands may just inspire you to think differently about the world. The creatures that call the islands home, many found nowhere else in the world, act as if humans are nothing more than slightly annoying paparazzi.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... Read More

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$800 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.

$72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Galapagos Islands Airport Arrival Transfer

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you'll travel by coach 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

$1300 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4-Day Galapagos Islands Cruise Aboard the '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.

$1161 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Galapagos Land Tour: Los Tuneles Program

Day 1: Baltra - Isabela (L-D)Pick up in Baltra Airport to then head to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). Take the public speedboat to Isabela around 2pm (2.5-hour ride). After arriving in Isabela, you'll head to the Flamingos Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon and one of the main reproductive sites for flamingos in Galápagos.Accommodation in selected class hotels. Day 2: Isabela Island (B-L-D)Head for a full day tour of Sierra Negra Volcano, located 13 miles from Puerto Villamil. Hike the crater and enjoy the view before continuing to Volcan Chico, a still active volcano which warms the surrounding grounds (Box lunch will be provided). Spend the afternoon snorkeling in Concha Perla with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish and sea turtles (snorkeling equipment is included: tube, mask, fins). Accommodation in selected class hotels.Day 3: Isabela Island (B-L-D)The tour begins at 8am via speedboat and the first stop is a small islet in the middle of the ocean, home to pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions. Finados snorkeling site is the next stop; swim with sea turtles, Tintoreras sharks, trumpetfish and surgeon fish. Once there, the speedboat navigates through various spots in and around the Lava Tunnels. Do some more snorkeling and enjoy some short walks while observing the landscape and wildlife inhabiting the area. Accommodation in selected class hotels.Day 4: Isabela Island (B-L-D)Visit Tintores Islet, named after the white-tip sharks known as “tintoreras” which come to rest in its clear waters. Get close to endemic wildlife such as penguins and sea lions. Snorkel and swim next to colorful fish, sharks and rays. In the afternoon visit Humedales Complex which includes an exhaustive visit to The Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, “Muro de las Lágrimas”, “Mirador Orchidia” viewpoint and “El Estero de Isabela”.Accommodation in selected class hotels. Day 5: Santa Cruz Island (B-L-D)At 6am approximately, take the public speedboat to Puerto Ayora, where the guide will be waiting. Check in at the hotel and immediately begin the visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a visit to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. In the afternoon head to the Ch. Darwin Research Station and observe colorful land iguanas and a large variety of Galápagos Giant tortoises brought from the most important islands in the archipelago.Accommodation in selected class hotels. Day 6: Baltra Airport (B)Transfer to Baltra Airport. On the way out stop by The Twins (The Gemelos). Tour ends upon the arrival to the airport to catch plane to either Quito or Guayaquil.

$1095 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

Day 1: (L, D)Meet with an English-speaking guide at the airport in Baltra. From there, you will be taken to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island) for lunch. Afterwards, you will take the public speedboat to Isabela (capacity of the boat 24 people), which lasts approximately three hours. After resting for a while at the hotel, you will head to the Flamingo Lagoon, which is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the grand majority of flamingos. You will have dinner and rest. Overnight at Hotel La Laguna.Day 2: (B, L, D)Early in the morning, head on a tour of the Sierra Negra Volcano. This volcano has the second largest volcanic crater in the world, measuring six miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. This hike takes approximately four hours, it starts at 870 meters of altitude and at the top of the crater you will have reached 1040 m.  You will then go to the Volcan Chico where you can feel the warmth of the ground as proof of the volcano’s activity. If you are not able to do the hike, we can arrange a different activity. Here, you will enjoy a box lunch before returning to the hotel. After resting for a bit, Its time for snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla where you can observe the colorful fishes, sea urchins, starfishes, sea lions, or even sea turtles. Overnight at Hotel La Laguna.Day 3: (B, L, D)After breakfast, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station located on Santa Cruz. Here you will be able to see the Giant Tortoises. Then you will be going to Tortuga bay. Here it is possible to see marine iguanas and flamingos, at this baby powder white beach with its magically blue waters. Overnight at Hotel FernandinaDay 4: (B, L, D) Floreana Island Day tour or Santa Fe Island day tour (Subject to availability)After breakfast, visit at Floreana Island, to explore the human history of the islands. First, you will visit Post Office Bay. Whaling ships used to drop off their letters here, so ships returning home could take the letters with them. Then, explore the north shore of the island to see marine life, such as sea turtles, manta rays, sea lions and if you are lucky, penguins as well. Next, visit Mirador de la Baronesa. Here you can learn about mangroves. Overnight in Hotel Fernandina. *On this day you can go to either the first option Florana or to Santa Fe, this depends on the availability we have for the dates chosen.Day 5: (B)After breakfast, travel to Baltra Airport and stop by The Twins (The Gemelos) on the way. These are similar to craters, but formed by a collapse of the Earth because of the lava flows that passed below. The tour will end upon the arrival to the airport (approximately 11:00am, depending on your flight) where you will depart to Quito or Guayaquil.

$166 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island

Have fun lounging in the sun at Tortuga Bay beach! Head to the Punta Estrada pier and enjoy a peaceful walk along the Playa de los Perros beach. Passing iguanas and other native wildlife along the way, your stroll allows for breathtaking views of the the ocean and beach,Enjoy some free time at the pier where you can grab a bite to eat. After lunch (not included), you'll be picked up and go to Tortuga Bay This beautiful white sandy beach is known for its flamingos and finches and a place where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.Next, continue your adventure out on the water with a boat ride to Loberia Island. "Loberia" means "wolf pack" in Spanish and the island derived its name from the big colony of sea lions who inhabit the waters around the island. In this area, you'll have the opportunity to snorkel and play with the friendly sea lions in their natural habitat, as well as see various species of colorful fish and snapping turtles. Continuing your trip aboard the yacht, you'll head to the Canal del Amor, where you can watch white-tipped sharks and snorkel and swim with them if you dare!