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Galapagos

The Galápagos Islands part of the country of Ecuador. It is an archipelago of volcanic origin, right on the equator line. It is in the Pacific Ocean around the centre of the Western Hemisphere. Also known as The Enchanted Islands, they are famous for their large number of endemic species. Charles Darwin studied the species during the second voyage of the HMS Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Means of Natural Selection.

Our Best Galapagos Tours

Our Galapagos destinations

Galapagos

Galapagos

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Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island

18 Tours
Isabela Island

Isabela Island

6 Tours
San Cristobal Island

San Cristobal Island

1 Tours
Quito

Quito

1 Tours
Guayaquil

Guayaquil

1 Tours
Cuenca

Cuenca

0 Tours
Otavalo

Otavalo

1 Tours
Galapagos Hotels

Galapagos Hotels

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Galapagos Ferries

Galapagos Ferries

1 Tours
Galapagos Cruises

Galapagos Cruises

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Floreana Island

Floreana Island

1 Tours
Destinations

Destinations

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Amazon

Amazon

1 Tours
Andes

Andes

1 Tours

Our top 5 things to do in Galapagos

We’ll show you where to travel in the Galapagos Islands, from the beautiful white sand beaches to the amazing Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Giant tortoises, definitively are the giant cherry of this cake, these peaceful creatures were capture to almost extinction, but thanks to conservation action of the Galápagos National Park, their populations are under recovery, and you can enjoy them in their natural habitat, but also explore one of many lava caves in this outing.
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Day trip to Bartholomew Island

Bartolome Island

Enjoy one of the most famous Galapagos islands tours with our day tour departing from Galapagos most populated island, Santa Cruz. As required by the Galapagos National park a naturalist certified guide will explore this island with you. Considered the most fabulous view in the islands.
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Snorkeling in Los Tuneles

Have a once in a lifetime experience as you swim close by giant sea turtles, elegant manta rays, quiet and steady Pacific sea horses, curious and colorful coral reef fish. As required by the Galapagos National park, a naturalist certified guide will show you around as you encounter docile white tail sharks and other wildlife that makes Los Tuneles an exciting and unforgettable adventure.
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Las Grietas

Las Grietas

Around 700,000 years ago, Santa Cruz has been cut by east-west faults, that have produced a number of graben structures. A graben is a down-dropped block bounded by faults. This kind of structure is characteristic of extensional deformation of the crust. Las Grietas is an small example of this faults, a bigger example is the Itabaca Channel.
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Sierra Negra Volcano

Hiking Sierra Negra

Trekk up a 1124 meters (3687 ft) above sea level to the biggest crater you can see on the islands, 10km (6 miles) wide, the second in the world. Visit Sierra Negra volcano. Enjoy a great galapagos islands tour with our full day tour to the most visited volcano in Isabela Island. Along with a naturalist certified guide, explore magnificent views from the summit of this majestuous volcano.
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Best food in Galapagos

Our trips to Galapagos gravitate around indulgent local mealtimes. With new cuisines and cooking methodologies found at every turn. The Galapagos Islands are simply delicious.

Galapagos Lobster

The typical galapagueño lobster is always the first choice of visitors. Its exquisite flavor does not compare with any other due to its endemic species (red and green) that inhabit the islands.

Fresh Fish and Seafood

Fresh fish and seafood is always offered in every menu at the restaurants in the Galapagos Islands. Tuna fish is an all-time favorite and very popular among the population. A singular fish that is becoming a must, is the “Brujo” fish. It is funny looking fish with white and reddish colors. A real delicacy.

Ceviche

CEVICHE! with capital letters to the kind of the sea dishes in Central and South America. Traditionally built around fresh raw fish cured with citrus juices but it can also contain other seafood like; octopus, shrimp, squid, churros and the famous canchalagua.

Galapagos Coffee

Volcanic coffee, grown in the Galapagos Highlands. Hand-picked by the local community and sun dried in the islands. The miracle of the enchanted islands, make it possible to grow coffee at only 300 meters above sea level. Thanks to the cold and warm currents encounter in the islands help form a foggy allowing a cloud-forest like weather, perfect for the coffee growth.
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Vegetarian Options In Galapagos

Galapagos offers a wider variety of vegetarian options than main land Ecuador. Every restaurant will have a couple of options or will accommodate an option based in your preferences.

What to pack for Galapagos

Hiking shoes

Whether you’re trekking the through the Galapagos Highlands, or walking on white sand beaches like Tortuga Bay, you’ll need a good and comfortable pair of shoes in Galapagos.

Wind and waterproof coat

The Galapagos Islands can have very diverse weather. Due to the warm and cold currents meeting onsite different micro-climates are formed. It can be very sunny at the sea shore but raining in the highlands.

Reusable water bottle

Galapagos is definitely outdoor adventure and a reusable water bottle will help you stay hydrated without contributing to the plastic waste in the pristine islands.

Adaptor plug

The voltage in the Galapagos Islands is 120V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Headphones

You are not allowed to play music out load in all Galapagos National Nark areas. Make sure to bring your Headphones if you want to enjoy some of your music.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you’ll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter Ecuador. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. Also, COVID restriccions for the Galapagos Islands are changing according to specific situations. Please check with us before traveling.

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Our Galapagos destinations

Galapagos

Galapagos

0 Tours
Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island

18 Tours
Isabela Island

Isabela Island

6 Tours
San Cristobal Island

San Cristobal Island

1 Tours
Quito

Quito

1 Tours
Guayaquil

Guayaquil

1 Tours
Cuenca

Cuenca

0 Tours
Otavalo

Otavalo

1 Tours
Galapagos Hotels

Galapagos Hotels

0 Tours
Galapagos Ferries

Galapagos Ferries

1 Tours
Galapagos Cruises

Galapagos Cruises

0 Tours
Floreana Island

Floreana Island

1 Tours
Destinations

Destinations

0 Tours
Amazon

Amazon

1 Tours
Andes

Andes

1 Tours