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Blue-footed boobie, Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands tours

The ultimate destination for wildlife enthusiasts, the Galapagos Islands are home to some of the rarest and most fearless animal species on the planet.

Each of our dedicated specialists has traveled to the islands several times and can offer expert advice on visiting this ecological wonderland from first-hand knowledge of the boats and hotels to the best guides and the most memorable excursions. They’ve designed a number of tour ideas to assist you when planning your route and can tailor each to your interests to create a bespoke itinerary that covers everything you want to see and do on the islands.

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Our recommended tours in the Galapagos Islands

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Galapagos Islands, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Sea lions, Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

    • The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.

    • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloud forest.

    • Get up close to the perfectly conical Volcan Arenal.

    • Undertake zip-lining, white water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.

    • Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.

    15 days from CAD9,655pp

  • The cobbled streets of Quito's Old Town

    Andes & Galapagos

    • Explore the UNESCO colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca.

    • Stay in a centuries-old traditional hacienda.

    • Barter at traditional, colourful markets in Otavalo and the Gualaceo valley.

    • Learn about the numerous indigenous Ecuadorian cultures that retain proud heritage today.

    • Shop for Panama hats.

    • See the fearless wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

    13 days from CAD9,890pp

  • Great frigate bird, Galapagos Islands

    Wildlife of Ecuador: Amazon and Galapagos

    • Galapagos Islands - "Darwin's laboratory" and a truly unique location with incredibly fearless wildlife.

    • Ecuadorian Amazon - home to some of the Amazon's most recognised eco-lodges with excellent set up, guides and wildlife spotting opportunities.

    • Quito - A UNESCO World Heritage Site with fine colonial architecture.

    11 days from CAD10,540pp

  • Galapagos Flamingos

    Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos tour

    • Quito - an overlooked UNESCO World Heritage Site with a growing reputation for good restaurants, bars and cafes.

    • Mashpi Lodge - one of South America's finest cloudforest lodges, surrounded by birdlife and home to great canopy tram.

    • Hacienda Zuleta - owned by two generations of former Ecuadorian presidents, Zuleta is one of the finest haciendas in Ecuador.

    • Galapagos - incredible, fearless wildlife at its best.

    12 days from CAD13,560pp

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Some of our favorite travel guides

Marine iguana, Galapagos Islands

Wildlife highlights of the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos specialist Holly shares her top wildlife experiences in the Galapagos Islands. She looks at its unique variety of bird, marine and animal species including giant tortoise, albatross, penguins, sea lions and iguanas.

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Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

What to do in the Galapagos: our highlights guide

Find out about planning a first time trip to the Galapagos Islands. Embark on a luxury Galapagos cruise to explore the dramatic volcanic brown landscapes and fearless land and marine wildlife of this beautiful archipelago.

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

A typical day in the Galapagos: what to expect

Michael, one of our specialists, takes you through what to expect on a visit. He outlines a typical morning, afternoon and evening routine on a cruise boat, and explains the major differences between a cruise and land-based stays.

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Ocean Spray, Galapagos Islands

Planning your Galapagos expedition cruise: how to choose your vessel

Audley Galapagos specialist Michael details what you need to think about when planning your Galapagos Islands cruise. He gives a brief overview of the different sizes of vessels and the advantages of each, plus what else you should consider.

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