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Galapagos Islands travel guides

Galapagos Islands travel guides

Our specialists share their knowledge of the Galapagos Islands

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 vacation to the Galapagos. Read how our specialists experienced the archipelago and let them inspire your own itinerary.

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Osa Peninsula

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Galapagos Islands specialists at 1-855-838-8636

Ideas for how to explore the Galapagos Islands

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.

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.

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.

Bartolome Island, Galapagos
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.

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.