We offer extensive land and/or cruise options for Galapagos tours and are sure to to find one that suits your interests, schedule and budget. Here are just a few of the many options to consider:
Private Adventure to the Enchanted Islands
Day 1 : Quito-Arrive in Quito
Day 2 : Quito
Enjoy a half-day guided sightseeing tour of colonial Quito, the oldest part of the city (residents call it “old town” or simply “downtown”). After lunch in an area restaurant, the afternoon is free to relax, shop, or explore on your own.
Day 3 : To the Galápagos Islands – Isabela Island
You’ll fly from Quito to Baltra, Santa Cruz Island, in the Galápagos Islands. Meet your guide and connect with a local flight to Isabela Island. Transfer to a beachfront lodge in Puerto Villamil, and have the remainder of the day to swim at the beach and explore the village.
Day 4 : Sierra Negra Volcano
Today you’ll have a full-day guided nature hike up Sierra Negra (4,890’) to see its 30-square-mile caldera, petrified lava formations, and fumaroles, and enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding islands. (You can also go by horseback at additional cost.) You’ll be transferred to the trailhead at Santo Tomás and from there it’s a 6- to 8-hour roundtrip hike to the rim and back.
Day 5 : Isabela Island
A full day to explore the flamingo mangrove lagoons, swim at Estuary Beach among the mangroves, snorkel with Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas at Las Tintoreras, a small island off Puerto Villamil, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, where you’ll see tortoises of all ages and sizes, kayak, or relax and swim from the beach.
Day 6 : Isabela Island – Santa Cruz Island
Early morning to swim or take a nature walk before a transfer to Puerto Villamil airport for the local flight to Baltra on Santa Cruz Island. Transfer to the main town of Puerto Ayora, stopping to visit the highlands and search for giant tortoises in their natural environment as well as a variety of finches and other specialties of the lush fern- and bromeliad-laden forests, lava sinkholes and tunnels, and marshy lakes and mud holes where the giant tortoises wallow.
Day 7 : Santa Cruz Island
Choose from a variety of optional activities: a guided hike to Tortuga Bay; bike; swim, snorkel and kayak in Finch Bay; explore the town of Puerto Ayora; or visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, famous for its ongoing conservation research in the islands, especially protecting tortoises and land iguanas.
Day 8 : Quito
Early morning to swim or take a nature walk before your transfer to Baltra airport for your flight to Quito,
Day 9 : Fly home
Private transfer to the airport for departure on homeward-bound flight, or embark on an extension to Sacha Lodge, Otavalo & Hacienda Zuleta, or Machu Picchu, Peru.
Year round departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability.
Galapagos Wildlife Adventure Cruise
An active, expert-guided, intimate cruise aboard a deluxe yacht in one of the most exotic places on earth—ideal for families! Visit the Galápagos aboard an intimate, private charter yacht. Ideal for families, this itinerary is the most active and comprehensive experience in the Enchanted Isles available, offering a healthy dose of adventure, activity, education and relaxation! Hands-on naturalist guides make learning easy, opening the doors for some life-changing encounters with nature. Whether you snorkel among sea turtles and exotic fish, lounge on the beach alongside playful sea lion pups, hike into lava tubes to watch the volcanic activity of the islands unfold, swim off the deck of your yacht, or kayak through serene mangroves, you won’t get any more intimate a wildlife experience at so active and relaxed a pace!
Cruise in high style aboard a small cruise ship, while enjoying all the unforgettable wildlife encounters.Do you relish the idea of having close encounters with wildlife but still yearn for the comfort of deluxe accommodations? Then travel with us aboard La Pinta! This 207-foot motor yacht is delightfully decadent with oversized state rooms, multiple sun decks, and a Jacuzzi to boot! It’s also refreshingly relaxed, with a friendly crew of Galápagos National Park-certified guides to enhance your experience in the islands. This is the ultimate jumping off point for an active but comfortable vacation: you can snorkel with a wide array of tropical fish and maybe some Galápagos penguins, paddle a sit-atop kayak through mangrove inlets for an encounter with sea lions and sea turtles, and hike across surreal lava landscapes passing dancing blue-footed boobies, Godzilla-like marine iguanas, and slow-moving sea turtles that might be a century old. Enjoy 8 days of easy yacht travel, nature walks, optional swimming, snorkeling, sea kayaking
Experience the Galápagos Islands in luxury – aboard the 48 passenger La Pinta—with the archipelago’s experts since 1970. Enjoy up close and personal encounters with some of the planet’s most exotic wildlife in the world’s top nature destination while you snorkel, sea kayak, and hike. Witness the lively volcanic activity of the islands and its captivating geological formations plus flexible itineraries mean that every cruise on La Pinta is a unique, surprising adventure.
Tour Code: MT
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