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With our Galapagos holidays, get close to spectacular and tame wildlife living among varied, volcanic landscapes of the archipelago.
Whether you choose a cruise or a hotel-based tour, Galapagos Islands holidays are once-in-a-lifetime destination.
Giant tortoises, sea lions, iguanas and blue-footed boobies are but a few of the species with which you’ll come face-to-face with.
When snorkelling expect to swim with sharks, turtles, rays, schools of fish, and for the lucky – hammerheads and possibly whales.
This year-round destination offers guided trips throughout its wonderful sites.
Ask us about the the best time to see certain animals on the different islands, or read our blog about the seasonal highlights.
There are a variety of travel styles around the islands from classic cruises to our increasingly popular hotel-based holidays.
Choose one of our hotel-based Galapagos tour and add add kayaking, biking and trekking to the your itinerary.
Don’t forget to read our Galapagos Islands Guide, our Weather Guide and our Diving Advice page.
Offering the best of Galapagos: fine dining, spacious cabins and top guides.
Once-in-a-lifetime: Comfy boats with fantastic itineraries at affordable rates.
Active or relaxed - you choose. Avoid sea legs while exploring the islands.
Below you will find a few of the many attractions Galapagos has to offer for your holiday.
Almost everyone will visit Santa Cruz during a Galapagos stay.
It’s popular because of the incredible variety of habitat and animals go alongside its strategic location.
The famous Charles Darwin Centre is a must, as is a visit to see Giant Tortoises and a kayak in the turquoise waters at Garrapatero beach.
There are a plethora of great dive and snorkel sites nearby, lively bars and some good beaches for relaxing, like Tortuga Bay.
Most cruises start or end here, and the majority of flights come to Santa Cruz, plus there are many accommodation options, from basic to luxury.
A truly impressive sight, Kicker Rock is the remains of an underwater volcano rising vertically 150m/492ft out of the sea.
The exposed cone has fractured in two, leaving a wildlife rich sea channel for us to enjoy, snorkelling or diving.
Jump in the water and drift with the gentle current through the cleft, keeping an eye out below for sea turtles, manta rays and maybe the odd harmless Galapagos shark, just to name a few.
Hammerheads are occasionally seen here too.
On the cliffs, we can spot Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies and magnificent Frigate birds. A memorable snorkel.
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Hi Tom - currently at Quito airport waiting for my journey home. Just wanted to let you know that the riding was FANTASTIC and the Galapagos trip was WONDERFUL!
It was all a highlight really! The riding week was fantastic in terms of the setting / organisation/ quality of leadership / quality of horses and group composition.
And ditto in relation to the Galapagos Islands trip!
Sally was an excellent and knowledgeable guide - as was Martha on the Angelito.
Rachel Balen, UK, 2017
» Angelito Cruise Boat, Galapagos Islands
Both Amazon rainforest and Galapagos were excellent. The boat selection and the cruise itinerary were outstanding.
Everything was perfectly organised. All parts of the trip fully in line with the itinerary. Local representatives were available at the meeting points, they organised the documentation, the transport, everything.
Everything was excellent, the guides were very professional and helpful. Accommodation was also well selected, fully in line with the expectations. Next time, we will spend more time in Ecuador and visit other parts of this fascinating country.
Z Vuleta, Hungary, 2015
» Anahi, Luxury Galapagos Catamaran Cruise
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COVID 19 Page updated on 1 April 2020 (by Kathy Jarvis, director) We would like to extend a huge thanks all our UK staff and our numerous partners throughout South America for their help in getting all of our customers home safely in March. Our partners in South America are also helping enormously with offering to reschedule tours and services for all of our customers who can no longer travel on their chosen dates due to Covid 19, so many thanks to them for that at a very difficult time. We would like to extend our thanks also to …
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