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.
Galapagos Islands travel guides
Scattered off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands promise some of the world’s most fascinating travel experiences. Though small in size, they're home to an astounding variety of wildlife, much of which is unafraid of the humans that pass through.
Whether it’s your maiden voyage to the islands or you are a returning explorer, our travel guides will help you plan your custom holiday to the Galapagos. Read how our specialists experienced the archipelago and let them inspire your own itinerary.
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Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for the Galapagos Islands. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.
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, 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.
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.
Did you know that thanks to ever-improving flight connections, you can easily combine Machu Picchu with other South American destinations such as the Galapagos and Argentina — without the need to extend your trip drastically? Our specialists explain how.