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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Galapagos Islands and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Galapagos Islands activities? We have 38 tour ideas.


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Galapagos Top Excursions Pass

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 550.00


This Galapagos' Best Excursions Pass is the only bundled tour package to the four best day-trips on the islands for 20% less than retail price.Along with private transfers from and to the airport, tours and excursions included in this trip are: a Galapagos History Excursion, a Tortuga Bay Tour, a Yacht Tour to Santa Fe Island and a visit to a Sustainable Coffee... Read More

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Day Cruises

Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 166.00


Departing from Santa Cruz island, you'll spend the day exploring two famous Galapagos sites. In the morning, relax on the beautiful Tortuga Bay beach, then, in the afternoon explore the bay as you take an exciting excursion to La Loberia Island.

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Day Trips

Bartolome Day Tour Galapagos - Includes Hotel Pick-up

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 275.00


Explore Bartolome Island with a full-day tour from Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). Navigate to<strong> </strong>one of the most iconic spots in Galapagos. The volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island holds one of the most beautiful landscapes in the... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Floreana Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 230.00


Journey to Floreana Island's more historical sites such as the Scalecias Forest and Galapagos National Park, as well as activity areas such as the Black Beach where you can swim and snorkel. This 8-hour guided tour includes complimentary hotel pickup, and drop-off at the dock of Puerto Ayora.

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Full-day Tours

Day Trip to North Seymour Island from Puerto Ayora Including Lunch

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 206.00


This island is a wonderful island to hike, swim and snorkel; you can see Palo Santo (incense stick) forest, blue footed boobies in breeding colonies making its courtship dance.

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Galapagos Islands Explorer Package from Santa Cruz Island

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 800.00


Take a 4- or 5- day trip to the Galapagos Islands aboard a yacht! Explore different islands, and see their amazing array of plant and animal life, contrasted against the striking natural features of the islands! See the Charles Darwin Scientific Station, and enjoy daily accommodations at the Santa... Read More

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Galapagos Islands Last-Minute Cruise

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 1250.00


Immerse yourself in the excitement and natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands during this cruise through the South American archipelago. Chose from three different levels of service and tours, from a small ship and basic guide to a luxury experience complete with an on-board jacuzzi and multi-lingual guide.

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Galapagos Cruise: 4-Day Tour to Santa Cruz, Genovesa and San Cristobal Islands

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1800.00


Looking for a Galapagos Islands adventure but short on time’ This 4-day cruise aboard the &lsquo;San Jose` motor yacht provides just the ticket. Wind through the eastern side of the UNESCO-listed archipelago and stop at Mosquera, South Plaza, Santa Fe, Kicker Rock and Genovesa.... Read More

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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Tour from San Cristobal Aboard the ’San Jose’

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 2600.00


Wind through the southeastern side of the Galapagos Islands on this 5-day cruise aboard the &lsquo;San Jose,` a spacious motor yacht. Soak up beach time, snorkeling and wildlife sightings to remember. Meet sea lions on San Cristobal and Espa&ntilde;ola, snorkel with sea turtles... Read More

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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 4-Day Catamaran Sail Aboard the ’Nemo I’

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1300.00


Dreamed of sailing and exploring the Galapagos Islands at the same time’ This 4-day catamaran cruise aboard the 'Nemo I' fulfills your wish. Discover the eastern side of the UNESCO-listed archipelago with stops at Charles Darwin Station, San Cristobal, Santa Fe and Santa Cruz, with wildlife... Read More

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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Catamaran Sail Aboard the ’Nemo I’

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 2050.00


Whitetip reef sharks, giant tortoises, dragon-like iguanas and sea lions all play into your Galapagos Islands adventure on this 5-day cruise. The 'Nemo I' catamaran sails around the southeastern section of the UNESCO-listed archipelago, with stops at Santa Cruz, Isabela's Las Tintoreras bay and... Read More

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Galapagos Luxury Cruise: 5-Day Tour Aboard the ’Odyssey’

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 3195.00


Sail around the UNESCO-listed Galapagos Islands in first-class comfort aboard the &lsquo;Odyssey,` a luxury motor yacht accommodating no more than 16 passengers. This 5-day cruise takes you to Dragon Hill, Rabida, Chinese Hat, Santa Cruz highlands, Bartolome, Sullivan Bay and the... Read More

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Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise: 6-Day Tour with a Naturalist Aboard the ’Odyssey’

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 3995.00


This 6-day cruise through the Galapagos Islands was tailor-made for wildlife enthusiasts with a taste for luxury. Sail around the western side of the UNESCO-listed archipelago aboard the 'Odyssey,' a first-class motor yacht that feels like a hotel and accommodates only 16 passengers. Explore... Read More

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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the ’Santa Cruz II’

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 3604.00


Begin your tour at San Cristobal. Then head northeast to the famous site of Punta Pitt, where visitors can experience what Charles Darwin saw when he first disembarked in 1835. Following this, travel west to enjoy the lovely bay of Santa Fe Island. See the dramatic cliffs of South Plaza... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

Galapagos Last-Minute Tourist or Superior Class Cruises

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 1601.17


Are you looking for a last minute cruise to discover the Galapagos Islands Archipel’ This is a great option that will take you to the secret undiscovered places. Depending on your wishes of service level on the cruise boat you can either choose tourist class or superior class boats. The boats... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1165.00


<span style='line-height: 1.5;'>Enjoy a 5-day tour in the Galapagos Islands and visit 4 islands to see the best highlights of this archipelago. This is an all-inclusive tour with a knowledgeable guide and conducted in a small-group. You will be able to spot </span><span style='line-height: 1.5;'>marine iguanas, sea lions, frigate birds, penguins, tortoises and turtles, blue footed and nazca boobies, pelicans... Read More

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6-Day Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1540.00


Enjoy a 6-day tour of the Galapagos Islands in which you'll visit 4 islands to see the best highlights of this archipelago. You will be accompanied by a local, knowledgeable guide and be in a small-group for more personalized attention. You will be able to spot marine iguanas, sea lions, frigate birds, penguins, tortoises and turtles, blue footed and nazca boobies, pelicans and more. If you don't want to sleep on boat, but... Read More

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8-Days Galapagos Islands Highlights Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 2305.00


Have fun on an 8-day tour in the Galapagos Islands and visit 6 islands which will show you the best of Galapagos. Your tour includes meals and a local, knowledgeable guide and it's conducted in a small-group so you have a more personalized attention. You will be able to spot marine iguanas, sea lions, frigate birds, penguins, tortoises and turtles, blue footed and nazca boobies, pelicans and more. If you don't want to sleep... Read More

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5-Day Galapagos Land Tour: Magic of Isabela Including Santa Cruz

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 920.00


This Galapagos land-based tour visits 2 islands in 5 days and focuses in Isabela Island. Stay at comfortable hotels and travel with guided excursions to various sites in Galapagos. This all-inclusive tour (hotels, meals, transportation and guided excursions are contemplated in the price) will take... Read More

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6-Day Galapagos Hotel-Based Tour: Santa Cruz and Navigable Islands

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1627.00


This 6-day Galapagos hotel-based tour features an amazing daily navigable travel plan with the perfect length for a family vacation or for adventuresome travelers alike. Visit four of the Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz plus 3 navigable islands (either Bartolomé, North Seymour, Santa Fe or... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Galapagos Adventure and Multi-Sport Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1032.00


This Galapagos Adventure and Muti-sport Tour allows you to explore the islands actively. Excursions include kayaking, hiking, biking and snorkeling in 2 different islands in the Galapagos Archipelago. The 5-Day adventure travel itinerary was especially designed for adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts looking for a more dynamic trip to the Galapagos.

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6-Day Galapagos Land Tour: Los Tuneles Program

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1100.00


Enjoy a 6-Day Galapagos land tour which focuses on one of the most bio-diverse sites in Isabela Island: Cabo Rosa also known as Los Tuneles. Get close to endemic wildlife and snorkel in the clear waters of the area. See varied species including sea turtles and blue-footed boobies. The tour is complemented with a visit to Santa Cruz Island to meet the iconic Galapagos Giant Tortoise. This all-inclusive tour (accommodations,... Read More

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8-Day Galapagos Multi-Sport Adventure Tour Visiting Three Islands

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 1682.00


This Galapagos Adventure and Muti-sport Tour allows travelers to explore the islands actively. Excursions include kayaking, hiking, biking and snorkeling in 3 different islands in the Galapagos: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela. This trip is also flexible with your budget; you get to choose... Read More

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5-Day Galapagos Diving Tour: Accommodation and Full-Day Diving Excursions

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 2092.00


This Galapagos Diving tour works perfectly for travelers with minimal time but who are still in for some fine diving. This short but comprehensive land-based Galapagos diving tour itinerary extends for five days and includes scuba diving on various spots around Santa Cruz Island, plus an excursion... Read More

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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 1688.00


The Galapagos Island hopping hotel-based tour features an extensive itinerary which allows you to explore 4 different islands moving by small boats, hiking through amazing landscapes and getting close to wildlife. Your tour includes accommodation and a professional guide.

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7-Day Darwin Footprints Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 2709.00


This adventure has been designed to get the most of the Galapagos in a deeper and more adventurous exploration of the Enchanted Islands, which have the very best Galápagos has to offer. Enjoy accessing these wild sites by snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and navigating.

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6-Day Darwin Footprints Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 2259.00


Designed to get the most of the Galapagos in a deeper and more adventurous exploration of the Enchanted Islands, which have the very best Galápagos has to offer. Enjoy accessing these wild sites by<strong> </strong>snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and navigating.

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5-Day Darwin Footprints Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1889.00


Get the most of the Galapagos in an adventurous exploration of the Enchanted Islands with this 5-day tour. Find some of the very best the Galápagos has to offer, as you snorkel, kayak, hike, and navigate through their wild scenery. <strong> <br /></strong>

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4-Day Darwin Footprints Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1359.00


Get the most of the Galapagos in a deeper and more adventurous exploration of the Enchanted Islands, which have the very best Galápagos has to offer. Enjoy accessing these wild sites by snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and navigating.

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5-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1411.94


Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos, made up of these 19 islands, are a wonderful natural place and have been called a unique living museum and showcase of evolution. Enjoy 5 days exploring the main sights and islands and discovering the beauty, not seen anywhere else. See marine species including white tip sharks, seastars, tropical fish and sea horse, land iguanas, giant tortoises and the many types of finch. This... Read More

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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 2282.40


This beautiful journey will take you to amazing landscapes located at 621mi (1,000km) away from the South American continent in the Pacific Ocean. These 19 islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique “showcase of evolution”. These 8 days show you the highlight of the Galapagos Archipelago while staying in very comfortable tourist (superior) class hotels. It is possible to book the... Read More

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7- or 8-Day Galapagos 3 Islands Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 1814.27


This 7- or 8-Day takes you to the highlights of Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island and Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos Archipel. The first step in your itinerary will be arrive to Baltra Island, from where you travel to Isabela Island. Here you will visit the Flamingo Lagoon, you will hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano and you go snorkeling at Concha Perla. The next day you will... Read More

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4-Day Galapagos Islands Flash Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 521.00


Gal&aacute;pagos Islands, highland part of Santa Cruz Island (Includes lava Tunnels and a turtle reserve), Tortuga Beach &amp; Bay Tour.

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Authentic Galpagos 4-Day Tour

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1083.00


Excursion to Tortuga Beach &amp; Bay Tour, full day Excursion in yacht to Santa Fe Island with vivencial fishing and excursion to Cerro Mesa &amp; Garrapatero.

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5-Day Galapagos Land and Underwater Adventure

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 2250.00


This land based small group Galapagos adventure visits some of the Islands' best highlights over the course of 5 days. You will get up close and personal with the iconic Galapagos wildlife - penguins, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, seal lions and more, while hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. You will visit Santa Cruz and stay in a special, private giant tortoise... Read More

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving at Kicker Rock for Certified Divers

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 225.00


Enjoy diving with sharks at San Cristobal's Kicker Rock in the Galapagos Islands. This site takes its name from the shapes of the rocks and it is one of the most popular dives for land based operations in San Cristobal. You will encounter amazing scenery and have a great time.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Galapagos Islands Airport Arrival Transfer

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 72.00


Pre-book your Galapagos Islands airport arrival transfer and avoid wasting precious holiday time. You'll be met on Baltra Island upon arrival and taken to your hotel in the Puerto Ayora area on Santa Cruz. All ferry tickets and coach transfers are included in the price!

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Galapagos Islands Airport Departure Transfer

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 55.00


Travel from your Santa Cruz Island hotel to Baltra International Airport worry-free and without a hassle. You'll be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your flight's departure. All ferry tickets and coach transfers are included in the price!

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