• Marine Iguana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Marine Iguana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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  • Blue-footed boobies dancing, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Blue-footed boobies dancing, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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  • Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

    Bartolome Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

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  • Sea lion, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Sea lion, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Galapagos Islands holidays

Discover unique wildlife with no fear of man, on a cruise or land-based holiday to Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Islands

Holidays to the Galapagos Islands can be wildlife cruises on luxury yachts and ships, or land-based adventures. We’ve specialised in tailor-making Galapagos Islands holidays since 1998 and would love to help you find the right experience in this unique natural environment.

Snorkelling with sealions whilst watching turtles and marine iguanas feeding and cormorants diving is a spectacle few people will ever experience. I felt truly privileged to be in the Galapagos.

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Client Rating for Galapagos Islands 5/5 from 106 reviews

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador
Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador
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Featured Holiday

Ecuador and Galapagos Deluxe

16 days from £12,235pp plus international flights.

Beautiful accommodation, superb scenery and wildlife all combine in this deluxe adventure of a lifetime in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

    • Cruise the Galapagos for 7 nights on a luxury yacht
    • Explore Galapagos with an expert guide
    • Stay in luxury hotels and historic haciendas
    • Tour Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Explore markets and landscapes of the Andes
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Unforgettable wildlife experiences in the Galapagos Islands

Have you ever seen a waved albatross courtship dance? Fancy swimming with curious sealions or cheeky penguins? Ready to meet a giant tortoise, climb up a volcano, or watch pelicans ‘shopping’ for fish at the local market? The Galapagos Islands are unique!

When to go to the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, though there are a few different reasons why you might choose one month over another, such as: wanting to see a specific wildlife spectacle; not being a good sailor (avoid July to August); wanting good underwater visibility (December to March). Read on for much more detail about when to visit the islands and why.

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Galapagos hawks on cactus © Shutterstock

Places we love to stay in the Galapagos Islands

Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in the Galapagos Islands, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of yachts, catamarans and ships than we show.

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Facts and information

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Flight time

Flights to the Galapagos Islands leave from Quito and touch down in Guayaquil en route, taking about 3 hours from Quito or 2 hours from Guayaquil. The flights land either at Baltra or San Cristobal.

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Spanish is the official language in the Galapagos Islands.

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GMT - 6 hours

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Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.

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There are no compulsory vaccinations.