Galapagos Islands Tours & Trips 2020

71 trips to Galapagos Islands tours from 85 tour companies. 1,585 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 1,069 $ 10,000+

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 541 / day
$ 4,980
From : $ 6,648
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Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Snorkelling in the Devil’s Crown is like nothing else. This submerged crater – full of sea lions, turtles and rays – boasts some of the best underwater views in the archipelago.
  • This trip is one for the bird-lovers. Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola and seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa.
  • Plant your feet on 100-year-old pahoehoe lava as you walk across Bahia Sullivan, perhaps spotting a colourful marine iguana or twelve along the way.
  • Discover the otherworldly landscapes and creatures the islands are famous for, going deeper with a knowledgeable local naturalist who will accompany you on all your excursions.
  • Sea lions, marine iguanas, and more fish than you can shake a snorkel at – this trip is packed with guaranteed wildlife encounters.
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isla Baltra, Isla Santa Fe, Quito, San Cristobal, Isla Floreana, Darwin, Isla Santiago, Santiago, Santa Fe, Ecuador
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Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopping

SmarTours
Premier
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9 days
$ 478 / day
$ 4,299
From : $ 10,047
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy the full excursion on Galapagos Island Hopping
  • Explore The Equator and experience the Intiñan Museum
  • Visit the old town and see the Church of San Francisco
  • Stay at Finch Bay Hotel (Galapagos), one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the Wor
  • Explore the highlands of the Santa Cruz
Visits:
Galapagos, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Family Galapagos

Abercrombie & Kent
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 920 / day
$ 9,195
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Cruise for seven nights aboard 'Xperience' - an expedition vessel that blends stability, comfort and flexibility - in the Galápagos Islands
  • Experience some of the most intimate and up-close wildlife encounters in the world, both on land and in the water
  • Discover the Galápagos Islands on twice-daily shore excursions that include nature walks limited to 12 guests for more interaction with your naturalist guide
  • Choose from kayaking or snorkeling, depending on the location, or simply relax on deck or on shore
  • Observe giant tortoises up close, in their natural habitats
  • A Young Explorers Guide provides child-friendly programs and activities, such as wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish lessons and art-making
  • Enjoy the convenience of earlier seating and kid-friendly menus at meal times
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Machu Picchu & Galapagos Island Hopping

SmarTours
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15 days
$ 380 / day
$ 5,699
From : $ 7,010
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Sacred Valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land
  • Machu Picchu
  • Visit the bustling and colorful Indian market where many beautiful crafts are traded.
  • Galapagos Island Hopping
  • Explore Lima, known as the City of Kings
  • Visit Cuzco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites
  • See the Church of San Francisco at Lima
  • Plaza de Armas (Lima)
  • Drive to The equator and surrounded by ice-capped volcanoes
  • Visit Church of San Francisco (Quito)
  • Stay at Finch Bay Hotel (Galapagos), one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World”
Visits:
Cusco, Galapagos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Trieste, Urubamba, Peru
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Galápagos Expedition: Darwin’s Playground, Cen ...

10 days
$ 600 / day
$ 5,998
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Snorkel with sea lions, marine iguanas and sea turtles, walk among giant Galapagos tortoises, and see one of the largest bird populations on Genovesa Island
  • Explore volcanic islands, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and Zodiac cruise through the Black Turtle Cove mangroves
  • Enjoy this journey on its own, or as part of an epic adventure combined with an Antarctic Explorer expedition
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isla Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands featurin ...

Collette
Preferred
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15 days
$ 400 / day
$ 5,999
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Hard
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Master two of South America’s classics, ceviche and pisco sours, at an interactive cooking class.
  • Indulge in a farm-to-table meal in a local community.
  • Discover centuries-old Andean textile methods in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Wind through the Andes to Machu Picchu in a domed train.
  • Stand tall in the “Middle of the World” at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum.
  • Explore the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Meet giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
  • On a private, yacht, embark on a 3-night cruise of the Galápagos Islands with a naturalist guide.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Quito
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Machu Picchu & Galapagos Wonders featuring a ...

Collette
Preferred
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15 days
$ 461 / day
$ 6,919
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Hard
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Master two of South America’s classics, ceviche and pisco sours, at an interactive cooking class.
  • Indulge in a farm-to-table meal in a local community.
  • Discover centuries-old Andean textile methods in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Wind through the Andes to Machu Picchu in a domed train.
  • Stand tall in the “Middle of the World” at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum.
  • On a private yacht, embark on a 4-night cruise of the Galápagos Islands with a naturalist guide.
  • Explore the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Meet giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Quito
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Machu Picchu Getaway

4 days
$ 267 / day
$ 1,069
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visits include the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards’ Santo Domingo Monastery
  • Visit Ollantaytambo to see some of the finest examples of Inca masonry
  • Visit the market town of Pisac, where you can buy handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry at bargain prices
Visits:
Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Guayaquil, Lima, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Peru, Ecuador
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In the Footsteps of Darwin on Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands with Ecuador's Amazon tour
Self-guided / Independent Tour
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In the Footsteps of Darwin on Santa Cruz & Is ...

13 days
$ 439 / day
$ 5,709
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the parrot clay lick, a trip to a local community, or an excursion to the observation tower to see birds and monkeys
  • Visit the nearby butterfly farm
  • Visit the lodge’s butterfly house, one of Ecuador’s largest, and take a night walk or canoe ride with a Local Guide to discover creatures that can rarely be seen during the day! You will also cruise through the flooded forest in search of troops of squirrels, capuchin, and howler monkeys—and maybe even the incredibly well camouflaged 3-toed sloth
  • Visit Los Gemelos, twin pit craters formed from collapsed lava chambers
  • Visit the wetlands in search of flamingos and other seabirds
  • Visited will be determined by Galápagos National Park
Visits:
Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Ultimate South America with Galapagos Cruise

26 days
$ 260 / day
$ 6,749
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Hard
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Guayaquil, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puno, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Pacific Ocean, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru
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Grand Tour of South America with the Finch Bay in ...

23 days
$ 318 / day
$ 7,319
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Visit an estancia (ranch)
  • Visit the Santo Domingo Convent to see the relics of three famous Peruvian saints –Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres, and San Juan Macias
  • Visits the Santo Domingo Monastery, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun
  • Visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas
  • Visit a local Farm where coffee, sugar cane, and cocoa beans are grown, harvested, and prepared
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, established to help conserve the Galápagos’ natural habitats and protect the area’s famous giant tortoises
  • Visit the Twin Pit Craters en route to Baltra
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Guayaquil, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru
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Andean Explorer with Peru's Amazon & the Galápagos on the La Pinta tour
Self-guided / Independent Tour
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Andean Explorer with Peru's Amazon & the Gal ...

22 days
$ 370 / day
$ 8,149
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit a local Farm to meet local farmers and learn about the Amazon’s crops
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Lick and watch parrots and macaws perch to eat clay
  • Visit a Brazil nut Farm & Camp and learn how this nut is sustainably harvested and prepared for consumption
  • Visit a Mammal Clay Lick, where peccary and other large mammals can often be found
  • Visits the Plaza de Armas and its Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun
  • Visit Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas
  • Visiting the ruins of Sillustani en route
  • Visit as you explore the wildlife along its quarter-mile-long trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped, white sandy beach
  • Visit Prince Philip’s Steps, beginning with a scenic panga ride along the cliffs to see the large number of shorebirds and seabirds nesting in the cliffs’ ledges
Visits:
Cusco, Guayaquil, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Discover the Galápagos & Peru with the Amazon
River Cruise
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Discover the Galápagos & Peru with the Amazon

20 days
$ 446 / day
$ 8,929
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner
  • Visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the Vistadome train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman
  • Fly to Quito via Lima
  • Excursion to Otavalo’s Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island
  • Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito
  • Full day at leisure
  • Fly to Coca; travel by boat and dugout canoe to your Amazon lodge
  • Visit a parrot clay lick; guided walk through the jungle; night walk or canoe ride
  • Cruise on the Napo through the flooded forest; visit a local community, school, and village
  • Return to Coca; fly to Quito
  • Fantastic treasures await you on this river cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Otavalo, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Cruising the Galápagos on board the La Pinta

8 days
$ 599 / day
$ 4,789
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit as you explore the wildlife along its quarter-mile-long trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped, white sandy beach
  • Visit Prince Philip’s Steps, beginning with a scenic panga ride along the cliffs to see the large number of shorebirds and seabirds nesting in the cliffs’ ledges
Visits:
Guayaquil, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Legacy of the Incas with Galápagos Cruise

19 days
$ 412 / day
$ 7,819
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Hard
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Lima: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado; farewell dinner
  • Sacred valley: Enjoy a special lunch, complete with live Andean music and a Mother Earth Ceremony performed by a shaman; visit Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu; Pisco Sour mixology lesson
  • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Inca King greeting; visit the cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko Temple, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
  • Lake titicaca: Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands
  • Sillustani: Visit the ruins; learn about the lives of the local people
  • Paracas: Fly over the Nazca Lines; cruise to the Ballestas IslandsGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
  • The thrilling beauty of the Galápagos Islands and the rediscovered jewels of the Inca Empire await you on this tour through the Galápagos and Peru
  • A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city
Visits:
Cusco, Guayaquil, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puno, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Peru
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Top Galapagos Islands Experiences and Attractions

Top Galapagos Islands Experiences

Getting closer to wildlife than at any other place on the planet, on islands where animals have no fear of humans.

 Viewing the mesmerizing courtship “dance” of the blue-footed booby, in which the two birds lift one foot, then the other, and peck at each other with their bills.

 Snorkeling among sea lions, sea turtles, barracuda, and (harmless) sharks in crystal-clear, warm waters.

 Spotting the world’s most northerly -- and some of the world’s smallest -- penguins, frolicking in the water.

 Marveling at sleek black frigate birds – known as the “pirates of the sea” – as they swoop down and steal food out of other birds’ mouths.

 Stepping carefully amid hundreds of marine iguanas as they emerge from the sea where they’ve been feeding, then scurry up on the rocks to dry out.

 Watching as colorful red-orange Sally Lightfoot crabs skitter across a shallow tide pool.

 Climbing a volcanic hill via boardwalk for a panoramic view, which astronaut Buzz Aldrin once compared to a moonscape.

 Sharing a field with dozens of giant tortoises as they inch along, looking like they just emerged from the dinosaur era.

Visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station and learning about his amazing discoveries.

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Galapagos Islands Trip Reviews

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Amazing trip!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This was an awesome trip and a great way to spend the holidays.

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Kea Family Trip

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!! The Kea was the perfect trip for my parents and our kids, alike. Greg and Laura couldn

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Kea Trip

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The whole trip was wonderful. All the places we visited were spectacular. Both of our guides were excellent and friendly.

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Dream Trip to New Zealand

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We'd wanted to go to New Zealand for years and were so happy we chose to do it with Active Adventures. We never would have seen and done as much without being on a tour where they handled everything. The guides were highly competent as well as being fun and setting a relaxed tone. It was wonderful how they guided us through some of the most beautiful places on earth and could also tell us about history and wildlife. They were flexible and helped us navigate the different physical levels of each family member. Food was healthy and delicious. Both the adults and kids had a blast.

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Epic Family Trip

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

If you want to make the most of a family trip to New Zealand, you MUST consider Active Adventures! The 5 star reviews are REAL!

Our guides, Mel and Kim were the BEST! They were awesome ambassadors for Active Adventures and for New Zealand in general. They shared a wealth of information about the land, wildlife, history and culture. Our guides pointed out details about New Zealand that we would have missed had we done the trip on our own. Our kids (6 & 9) loved them. I think that my kids miss Mel and Kim almost as much as they miss New Zealand itself!

Travelling was part of the adventure. Our bus

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Operator Active Adventures

Exceeds expectations at every turn!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I always have a picture in my mind of what I want to accomplish on a trip such as this. First time I can honestly say all my expectations were surpassed checking every bucket list item off and then some!

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Operator Active Adventures

All Galapagos Islands tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.8 for all Galapagos Islands trips.

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