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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 tour will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

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Galapagos from Ashore

  • 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 £5,460pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Colours of Ecuador: Quito, the Highlands & Galapagos

  • Explore the UNESCO colonial city of Quito.

  • Barter at traditional, colourful markets in Otavalo.

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

  • See the fearless wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

13 Days from £5,985pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Galapagos Experience on the Eric/Letty

  • Visit the clear waters off Santiago Island.

  • Explore the volcanic formed islands of Isabela.

  • Walk the colonial streets of Quito.

  • Up close experience with sea lions and sea turtles.

11 Days from £6,320pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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.

14 Days from £6,420pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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.

12 Days from £7,605pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

  • 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 £7,835pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Incas & islands: Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour

  • Explore the buzzing former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Get up close to the fearless Galapagos wildlife.

14 Days from £8,150pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos tour

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

  • El 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.

13 Days from £8,415pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Wildlife highlights of the 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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