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Galapagos Islands trip ideas

Galapagos Islands trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

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 traveled 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 itinerary ideas to assist you when planning your route and can tailor each to your interests to create a bespoke tour that covers everything you want to see and do on the islands.

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Ideas for your trip to 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.

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.

  • Snorkel with an abundance of underwater marine life.

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

10 Days from $6,070pp

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Minga Lodge and the Galapagos

  • Galapagos Islands - "Darwin's laboratory" and a truly unique location with incredibly fearless wildlife.

  • Ecuadorian Amazon - Visit one of the Amazon's most recognised eco-lodges and get involved in helping the local Ecuadorian community.

  • Quito - A UNESCO World Heritage Site with fine colonial architecture.

11 Days from $6,165pp

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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.

11 Days from $6,165pp

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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.

13 Days from $7,200pp

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Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

  • The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.

  • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloud forest.

  • Get up close to the perfectly conical Volcan Arenal.

  • Undertake zip-lining, white water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.

  • Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.

15 Days from $7,200pp

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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.

14 Days from $7,425pp

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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.

12 Days from $7,610pp

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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 lodge, 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.

12 Days from $10,145pp

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