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South Plaza Island, the 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 travelled 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.

  • Tortoise up close

    Galapagos from Ashore

    Ecuador
    • Carefully step past sleeping sea lions on a pristine beach.

    • See the famous Galapagos giant tortoises at close quarters.

    • Spot marine iguanas, land iguanas and a feast of fearless birdlife.

    • Explore the old town of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    11 days from £5,325pp

  • Galapagos Marine Iguana

    Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

    Ecuador and Colombia
    • Visit the wildlife prolific Galapagos Islands.

    • Stay in a traditional Finca in the coffee growing region, explore the region and try your hand at some coffee production.

    • Enjoy the historical centre of Bogotá.

    • Explore the fortified city of Cartagena.

    16 days from £7,930pp

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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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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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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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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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