The Galapagos holidays
A trip to the Galapagos Islands – 1,000km west of mainland Ecuador – is an unforgettable experience.
These islands are renowned for their fearless wildlife and you should prepare for some extraordinary (and up close) encounters.
In the Galapagos you can snorkel with penguins and sea lions, glimpse seal pups, watch giant tortoises lumber through cactus forests and behold the courtship displays of the blue-footed booby and frigate bird.
Choose from a variety of luxury Galapagos expedition cruises and island-based expeditions to get the most from your visit.
Top itineraries in Galapagos
Combine the history of Quito and the unique biodiversity of the Amazon with perhaps the ultimate in wildlife-watching experiences – a luxury Galápagos cruise.
This tailor-made tour is a comprehensive appreciation of the Galápagos’ alien natural world, taking in its spectacular scenery and philosophy-inspiring wildlife on a range of guided excursions. You’ll also have time to explore Ecuador’s colonial heritage and indigenous culture.
Take in the unique history of Peru's archaeological treasures before flying out across the Pacific for a four-night cruise exploring the wildlife-rich islands of Ecuador's Galápagos.
Top places to stay in Galapagos
La Pinta offers access to the Galapagos in style, and daily excursions from kayaking, glass-bottom boats to island tours.
Based on the south of Santa Cruz island, this eco-friendly hotel is provides private, spacious terraces with fabulous views of the bay. Activities include kayaking, mountain biking, surfing, guided walks and sea excursions on board the hotel's own yacht.
Launched by Metropolitan Touring, Ecuador’s travel company that pioneered small expeditions to the Galapagos Islands in the 1960s, the Santa Cruz II takes the baton from its predecessor, the MV Santa Cruz.
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