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Albatros, the Galapagos islands

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

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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.

  • Planning your Galapagos expedition cruise: how to choose your vessel
    Ocean Spray, Galapagos Islands

    Planning your Galapagos expedition cruise: how to choose your vessel

    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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  • What to do in the Galapagos: our highlights guide
    Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    What to do in the Galapagos: our highlights guide

    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.

    4 min read

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  • A typical day in the Galapagos: what to expect
    Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    A typical day in the Galapagos: what to expect

    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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  • Wildlife highlights of the Galapagos Islands
    Marine iguana, Galapagos Islands

    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.

    8 min read

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