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Galapagos Islands holidays

Get close to Galapagos wildlife on a tailor-made tour, whether cruising or staying on the islands

For wildlife enthusiasts, the Galapagos — whose isolation from mainland Ecuador has led to the development of unique, indigenous fauna — is arguably the best place in the world to visit. Whether you’re looking to take an expedition cruise or island-hop, our Galapagos specialists can help you access the Galapagos’s highlights — its species. The islands that make up the archipelago are home to a medley of fearless and sometimes rare creatures, from giant tortoises to waved albatrosses, marine iguanas, frigate birds, and sea lions. The pickings are just as rich underwater, as you snorkel alongside turtles, reef sharks, and fishes as bright as a Rubik’s Cube.

Our specialists can help you decide on the best way to spend your holiday in the Galapagos, whether that’s by cruising or opting for a land-based stay. They’ll advise you on all the practicalities involved in planning a Galapagos trip, and offer guidance on everything from packing to photography.

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Suggested itineraries for the Galapagos Islands

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to the Galapagos Islands could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in the Galapagos Islands

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to the Galapagos Islands. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate the Galapagos Islands at its best.

My travels in the Galapagos Islands, 2017

Scott from our Product Team took this footage whilst discovering the islands of the Galapagos on a recent trip. He had close encounters with blue-footed boobies and sea lions and snorkeled with whales and sharks.

Bartolome Island, Galapagos
Galapagos Islands

A typical day in the Galapagos Islands

With so many different islands and so much unique wildlife to explore, it's unlikely that you'll experience the same day twice. Use this guide to discover what you might expect to see and do on a typical day in the Galapagos.

Ocean Spray, Galapagos Islands
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.

Marine iguana, Galapagos Islands
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.

Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos Islands

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.

Michael at Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
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