Galapagos Islands Tours & Trip Packages

Galapagos Islands Tours & Trips

60 Galapagos Islands trips. Tours from 22 tour companies. 191 reviews. 4.9/5 avg rating.

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Best of Galapagos
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Cotopaxi, Darwin, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Ronda, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz

Highlights

  • Encounter the nearly extinct giant Galapagos tortoises, as well as blue-footed boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and maybe even dolphins and whales!
  • Go snorkelling on multiple days throughout different islands, looking out for sea turtles and the harmless Galapagos shark.
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale the Sierra Negra Volcano – one of the Galapagos’ most active volcanoes and the world's second-largest crater!
  • Learn how to make the famed encebollado – a local fish soup considered one of the best in the world! Your expert chef will take you through a fun cooking class, then you’ll tuck into the hearty dish for lunch.
  • Enjoy a land-based Galapagos trip, using locally owned hotels on the islands instead of staying on a boat, which means you’ll have more opportunities to interact with the locals.
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Themes

Cycling & Biking, Hiking & Walking, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking & Expeditions

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Darwin, Galapagos, Quito, San Cristobal

Highlights

  • Trek to the crater rim of the Sierra Negra volcano
  • Enjoy plenty of island walks to discover the Galapagos landscape
  • Experience incredible wildlife-viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles
  • Island hop by motorboat but sleep in hotels and lodges

Themes

Hiking & Walking, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Photography

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Machu Picchu & Galapagos
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Cusco, Darwin, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Machu Picchu, Quito

Highlights

  • Visit Machu Picchu to discover the incredible Lost City of the Incas
  • Discover historic Cuzco, former capital of the vast Inca empire
  • Optional day walk on the Inca Trail at no extra cost (please request at the time of booking)
  • Spend seven nights on a small catamaran in the Galapagos Islands
  • Enjoy the wildlife and volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos

Themes

Cultural, Education / Learning, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Photography

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Galapagos & Amazon (Archipel I)
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Darwin, Galapagos, Quito

Highlights

  • Stay in the Napo Wildlife Centre, a community-owned lodge within the UNESCO Biosphere of Yasuni National Park
  • Visit parrot clay licks, explore the lake by dug-out canoe and walk through primary rainforest
  • Seven nights aboard a catamaran exploring the Galapagos Islands - a maximum of 16 clients on board
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful Sea lions and turtles
  • Fantastic on-board service with experienced naturalist guide

Themes

Cultural, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Photography

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Galapagos & Peru Adventure
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Aguas Calientes, Cotopaxi, Cusco, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Otavalo, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Urubamba

Highlights

  • Snorkel the incredible waters of Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock) – an eroded volcanic cone where sea turtles, rays and colourful fish make their home.
  • Get up close and personal with giant tortoises as they shuffle along the Galapagos Islands and watch the aerobatic routines of blue-footed boobies and the death-defying stunts of the frigate birds as they whizz through the air.
  • Choose you own adventure on your way to the mother of all Inca cities – magical Machu Picchu. Test yourself on the challenging Classic Inca or Inca Quarry trails, or take the train for a more leisurely experience.
  • Marvel at the evergreen splendour of the untouched Amazon. Explore rainforest trails with a local guide, looking out for wildlife and medicinal plants, and stay in a tranquil jungle lodge overnight.
  • Whether you trek the Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, you'll be travelling responsibly with a company that cares about balancing profit and purpose. Intrepid is the largest B Corp certified operator on the Inca Trail and we’re committed to operating our treks for the benefit of all.

Themes

Cultural, High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Ecuador, Galapagos & Peru Explorer
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Aguas Calientes, Cotopaxi, Cusco, Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Inca Trail, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pailon del Diablo, Quito, Ronda, Sacred Valley, Urubamba

Highlights

  • This trip gives both trekkers and non-trekkers the chance to visit Machu Picchu with Inca Trail*, Quarry Trail and train options.
  • Admire the ingenuity of Inca engineering in the Sacred Valley and contemplate how stone was excavated to build the structures still standing there.
  • Explore Cusco, South America's oldest continuously inhabited city. The city has ancient foundations, an interesting blend of Incan and colonial influences, and seemingly endless things to do and see.
  • Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers.
  • Encounter the wildlife wonders of the Galapagos Islands up close. Giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas and more await.
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Themes

High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Galapagos Wildlife Cruise (Archipel I)
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Galapagos, Quito

Highlights

  • 14 nights aboard a catamaran exploring the Galapagos Islands
  • Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles
  • Fantastic on-board service with experienced naturalist guide
  • Small group - a maximum of 16 clients on board

Themes

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Photography

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Galapagos Escape - Solaris (Itinerary B)
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Galapagos

Highlights

  • Spend four nights aboard the Solaris with a knowledgeable naturalist guide
  • Experience incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
  • Enjoy a high chance of spotting waved albatrosses, blue- and red-footed boobies, giant tortoises, sea lions and marine iguanas

Themes

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Galapagos Islands Reviews & Ratings

4.9/5  Excellent
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Jerry

Oct 2015

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I thought the trip was good, but

I thought the trip was good, but there were a few things that kept ...

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Pam

Oct 2015

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I have now had 5 Intrepid experiences

I have now had 5 Intrepid experiences and have found the tou...

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Matthew

Sep 2015

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Excellent local guide, amazing location, ethically sensitive

Excellent local guide, amazing location, ethically sensitive and w...

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Alizah

Sep 2015

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Amazing trip. Amazing guide. Great itinerary. Fell

Amazing trip. Amazing guide. Great itinerary. Fell in love with the Galápagos Islands.

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david

Sep 2015

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nemo111 was very good- helpful crew nice

nemo111 was very good- helpful crew nice food, naturalist jairo gusqui lopez was excellent- good knowledge looked after his group. got to see many animals up close ...

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Galapagos Islands Tour Selection Trips

Traveling to the Galapagos Islands requires preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are essential tips to help you get ready:

  • Since you'll be on the water frequently, check with your tour company for any specific insurance needs.
  • You may need to produce proof of vaccination for yellow fever upon entry. 
  • Ensure all regular vaccinations are up to date.
  • Be aware of Zika risks, especially if traveling with young children or if pregnant. 
  • Have some local currency on hand for small purchases.
  • Learning a few basic Spanish phrases can be helpful and appreciated.
  • Carry a water bottle to stay hydrated, particularly during excursions.
  • Consider a local SIM card or portable Wi-Fi for connectivity.
  • Protect yourself from insect bites and sunburn.

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