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Galapagos Islands vacations

Galapagos Islands vacations

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

From the tiny finches that influenced Darwin to the giant tortoises that gave the islands their name, from the huge variety of marine life to the charming mating rituals of the frigates and boobies, the Galapagos Islands are simply a joy - and our specialists know them very, very well.

Flight Time

6 hours 55 (New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Time Zone

UTC -5

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Andrew Riley

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calling one of our Galapagos Islands specialists at 1-855-838-8636

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 favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling 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.

Video: My travels in the Galapagos, 2017

Bartolome Island, Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands

A typical day in the Galapagos

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.

M.Y Eric.Flamingo.Letty, Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands

Cruises in the Galapagos

There isn't a more relaxing way to discover the incredible wildlife and islands of the Galapagos than by boat. Our specialists know many of the boats firsthand, so can advise on which one to choose.

Marine iguana, Galapagos Islands
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.

Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The 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.

Andrewy in San Cristóbal, Galapagos Conservancy

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Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Galapagos Islands specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.

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