Tailor Made Galapagos Tours & Cruises

Home to over 9,000 animal species, the Galapagos Islands are South America’s ultimate travel destination for nature lovers. Travel this remarkable archipelago on a Galapagos cruise boat or primarily by land during an island-hopping Galapagos tour. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on one of our unmissable Galapagos tours.

10 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

1 night in Quito/Guayaquil, 8 nights on Galapagos Islands

Experience the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos Islands while enjoying the benefits of an extended land-based program which provides more flexibility and spacious accommodation at charming Galapagos lodges

6 Day Private Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

1 night in Quito/Guayaquil, 4 nights on Galapagos Islands

Experience the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos Islands while enjoying the benefits of a land-based program which provides more flexibility and spacious accommodation at charming hotels

8 Day Galapagos Islands & Quito Tour

3 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise

Experience the cultural treasures of Quito and its surroundings before embarking on a Galapagos cruise to witness the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

10 Day Galapagos Islands & Amazon Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise, 3 nights in an Amazon jungle lodge

Discover the wildlife diversity of South America on this Galapagos and Amazon tour. Start with a Galapagos cruise to visit islands full of endemic species. Continue to a lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon, part of the largest rainforest in the world.

11 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Tour

1 night in Guayaquil or Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise, 1 night in Lima, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

Visit two of the most important sites in South America. Begin with an exploration of the unique island wildlife and then experience the grandeur of the Incan citadel during this Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour.

11 Day Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Tour

3 nights in Quito, 2 nights in Cuenca, 1 night in Guayaquil, 4 nights on a Galapagos cruise

Discover the delights of Ecuador´s interior before embarking on a Galapagos cruise to experience South America´s most remarkable wildlife.

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Planning and Packing for your Galapagos Adventure

Planning and Packing for your Galapagos Adventure

​​​​​​​Taking the time to plan and pack properly will help you to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Read on for tips from people who’ve been before…
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Unforgettable Quito add-on: Mindo cloud forest retreat

Unforgettable Quito add-on: Mindo cloud forest retreat

Teeming with orchids, hummingbirds, tanagers, toucans and butterflies, a few days in a Mindo cloud forest lodge is a wonderful addition to any Galapagos itinerary. The Mindo cloud forest is two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Quito, on the outer slopes of the western Andes. It's located at a very pleasant altitude of around 4,200ft (compared to 9,200ft in Quito). The drive there is really scenic, along winding roads with great forest views. The cloud forest itself is an enchanting world of tumbling waterfalls, crystalline rivers, endemic orchids, colorful hummingbirds and thick, verdant forests packed full of wildlife. The lodges Mashpi Lodge is a 5-star establishment with gorgeous rooms, fine dining and professional service. That being said, it’s also a very eco-friendly lodge and is located in an extremely pristine section of forest which is home to a staggering 500 species of birds. Check out this video of their incredible ‘Dragon Fly’ cable car through the canopy. Run by Tom …
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Things to do in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Things to do in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Most first-time visitors to the wildlife wonder that is the Galapagos are surprised that it's got a bona fide town, with shops and restaurants and schools. Read on to find out more about Puerto Ayora's main attractions. Catch a pelican in the act at the fish market There's a real buzz at the market when the fishing boats come in at the end of the day. Watch as the fishermen unload their catch, the locals pick out their dinner, and the sea lions and pelicans try to steal scraps. After hours the market transforms itself into an open air plate. For a modest fee you can enjoy a seafood feast at a shared table with local patrons. Photo credit: John Haxby Hobnob with the iguanas at Tortuga Bay This vast, white sandy beach is reached via a 20 minute walk from Puerto Ayora. It's open from 6am to 6pm Access is controlled by the Galapagos Park Service. The bay actually incorporates several distinct beaches. There's a surfing beach (beware the currents), a swimming beach (watch out for the …
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