Galapagos adventure vacation

One of our bestselling Galapagos vacations and certainly one of our most adventurous as you hike, cycle, kayak and snorkel your way around the islands. Our expert partner handpicks locally-owned accommodations and yachts, supporting the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
Quito San Cristobal Island Underwater volcano Kicker Rock Snorkeling Floreana Island Isabela Island Tintoreras Sea kayaking Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano Volcano Chico Giant Tortoise Breeding Center Wall of Tears Santa Cruz Island
US $5599 excluding flights
10 Days
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
Small group
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Includes 9 nights ensuite accommodation, meals as specified, experienced naturalist guide, Galapagos flights Extras: Xmas dates: +USD400 surcharge Galapagos entrance fee USD 100, INGALA tourist card USD 20 (pay locally)
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Description of Galapagos adventure vacation

Price information

US $5599 excluding flights
Includes 9 nights ensuite accommodation, meals as specified, experienced naturalist guide, Galapagos flights Extras: Xmas dates: +USD400 surcharge Galapagos entrance fee USD 100, INGALA tourist card USD 20 (pay locally)
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Check dates

2023: 15 Dec, 18 Dec, 22 Dec

Travel guides

Galapagos multi activity
The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their remarkable wildlife, and for being the place where much of Darwin’s theory of evolution was formed, but w...
Galapagos wildlife
The behaviour of wildlife on Galápagos does vary, so you may want to take this into consideration – whether you want to play with penguins, swim with ...

Vacation information

Our top tip:
Travel light in terms of packing but heavy in terms of cash, with dollars welcome on all the islands.
Trip type:
Small group vacation.
Activity level:
Moderate with emphasis on fun not fitness. Min. age 10.
Small, standard 2* island hotels.
Accommodation, most meals, airport transfer on last day, transport, activity equipment, wetsuit, guide.
Multi generational:
This vacation is suitable for grandparents, parents and children.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.


10 Reviews of Galapagos adventure vacation

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 04 Jan 2022 by

Absolutely amazing!!! Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2018 by

The most memorable part of our vacation was probably swimming with sea lions and turtles but this was closely followed by observing birds interact with each other. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2018 by

Too many (highlights) to mention - maybe snorkelling beside Kicker Rock (Galapagos) seeing giant turtles; or zip lining 40 meters above the cloud forest floor (Ecuador) Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2018 by

The highlight was the snorkelling with penguins sharks rays sea lions turtles cormorants pelicans and then of course the fish. Excellent. Completely incredible. The yacht was amazing and the crew were great. Our guide was so professional but fun he made the trip so interesting. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2017 by

So much to list! I think snorkelling with the turtles on Galapagos and having humming birds at my finger tools feeding from a nectar pot was the most memorable. Unbelievably fantastic! All enhanced by the fantastic guides we had in Quito, Galapagos and Bella Vista Cloud forest! Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2017 by

The opportunity to see so many varieties of flora and fauna in their native environment, the opportunity to swim with penguins and sea lions, and the wonderful array of settings in which to view all. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2017 by

I spent a week riding in the Andes and a week sailing round the Galapagos Islands. Both weeks were fantastic - well organised, knowledgeable and friendly guides , good accommodation, plentiful food etc Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2015 by

This has to be one of my best trips ever!! Highly recommended! The Galapagos has to be on everyone's bucket list! Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2014 by

We feel we've had many 5-star vacations but this was certainly one of them. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2014 by

Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

The Galapagos was the first natural site to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - 1979. It is also a Biosphere Reserve and Whale Sanctuary.

The Galapagos is a worldwide model for eco-tourism. Here you are able to visit an area of great natural beauty and encounter, at close quarters, animal species that have no fear of humans. Strict regulations govern all tourist activities and are rigidly enforced and tourist numbers are restricted.

For every visitor we take to the Galapagos we donate £25 to the Galapagos Conservation Trust who work to protect and conserve the Galapagos islands.

We are also an active member of IGTOA, a non profit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that seek a lasting protection of the Galapagos Islands. We lobby for conservation, fund projects, and promote and practice sustainable tourism.

The boats we use on our Galapagos adventure vacation are all locally owned and operated yachts, equipped to accommodate 10-16 passengers and accompanied by professional naturalist guides certified by the Darwin Research Station.

On our Galapagos adventure vacation give people free membership to the Conservation Trust, we have IGTOA membership who campaign to protect the islands, we employ local staff all the way one the trip, only use hotels owned by locals, all the food is sourced locally, we take people to locally-owned restaurants to help keep the money in the islands, we don’t use plastic bottled water, instead one huge cylinder is used to fill people’s own water containers so cutting down on use of plastics, lunches onboard served in tupperware containers which can be resused, no rubbish is left anywhere by us or guides. No wildlife is disturbed and we operate a strict policy leaving the animals and flora alone.

We are supporting two charities, the UK registered charity Amantani - which is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targeted help that is educational & sustainable - and Huchuy Yachaq, a Cusco-based project which we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A percentage of our income goes to support those projects.

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