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Galapagos Islands Tours & Cruises

Home to over 9,000 animal species, the Galapagos Islands are South America’s ultimate travel destination for nature lovers. Travel this remarkable archipelago on Galapagos Island cruises or primarily by land during an island-hopping tour. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on one of our unmissable tailor made Galapagos Islands tours.

Galapagos Cruise & Machu Picchu Tour

This 11-day Galapagos and Machu Picchu tour allows you to experience the two leading destinations of South America in one seamless and comfortable...

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Galapagos Cruise & Machu Picchu Tour

11 days starting from $7,190 per person

Galapagos Cruise & Amazon Tour

Explore not one but two natural paradises with this 10-day Galapagos Islands & Amazon Tour. Spend four nights on a captivating Galapagos cruise...

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Galapagos Cruise & Amazon Tour

10 days starting from $7,490 per person

Galapagos Islands & Colombia

Explore two key destinations of South America in one seamless and comfortable private tour. Discover the Galapagos Islands aboard a small cruise...

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Galapagos Islands & Colombia

11 days starting from $6,790 per person

Galapagos Family Cruise

This 7-day Galapagos Family Cruise has been carefully crafted with families in mind. You’ll enjoy a fun-filled tour of historic Quito before making...

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Galapagos Family Cruise

7 days starting from $6,390 per person

Galapagos Luxury Catamaran Cruise

In less than one week, this Galapagos tour gives you an efficient and up close look at the diverse wildlife that the archipelago is famous for. You...

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Galapagos Luxury Catamaran Cruise

6 days starting from $5,290 per person

Galapagos Tours From Quito

Take in the cultural highlights of Quito, including a visit to the fantastic Otavalo Market, on this eight-day Quito to Galapagos Tour. Then head...

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Galapagos Tours From Quito

8 days starting from $5,890 per person

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Connect with our team of premier travel experts for unmatched firsthand knowledge and unwavering support from the moment you plan your journey until you return home.

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Design a Custom One-of-a-kind Trip

Your dedicated Destination Expert will collaborate closely with you to craft a truly distinctive itinerary tailored to your preferences and prepare you for your journey.

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Relax and Enjoy Your Unique Journey

Embark on an unparalleled adventure as you explore extraordinary destinations around the world, accompanied by exceptional guides while indulging in carefully selected accommodations.

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Our Destination Expert's describe their favorite places and ways to visit the Galapagos Islands from their personal travel experience.

Galapagos Wildlife Wonderland

The Galapagos Islands are a wildlife wonderland, home to a unique array of animal species that are found nowhere else on Earth. Marvel at giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and marine iguanas in their natural habitats. The islands are a living laboratory for evolution, with ongoing research and conservation efforts aimed at preserving this fragile ecosystem.

Snorkeling & Diving the Galapagos

Snorkeling and diving in the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows visitors to discover the unique marine life of these remote islands. With crystal-clear waters and an abundance of species, the Galapagos Islands offer a rare opportunity to swim with sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and colorful tropical fish in one of the largest marine protected areas in the world.

Pristine Galapagos Beaches

The Galapagos Islands are known for their pristine and secluded beaches. Some beaches, like Tortuga Bay and Gardner Bay, are home to sea turtles, sea lions, and marine iguanas, making for a unique and unforgettable beach experience. The beaches of the Galapagos are also important nesting sites for various species of sea turtles, adding to the islands' ecological importance and natural beauty.

Galapagos Guides

Teeming with unique wildlife and pristine beaches, you can’t beat the Galapagos Islands for up-close encounters with fascinating wildlife – on land and at sea.

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Planning and packing for your Galapagos adventure

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Galapagos cruise vs. land-based: take your pick

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4 Things to do in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

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Best time to visit the Galapagos Islands

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