6 Days / 5 Nights
Our six-day tour of the Galapagos Islands begins in Guayaquil, the closest major city to the archipelago. Once our group is assembled, it’s just a short hop to these amazing islands, where we’ll see all the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos. Everything will be arranged for you on this Galapagos tour from Guayaquil, meaning you can relax and focus on exploring the islands, alongside the marine turtles, penguins, sea lions and more that call the Galapagos home.
Our first day is all about getting the group together and providing the necessary information for our wonderful adventure to come. If you arrive reasonably early in Guayaquil, you can spend the day exploring the surrounding area. There’s plenty to see and do in and around Guayaquil, and our representative can help you organize a day trip – just ask us in advance.
In the evening, at around 6 p.m., one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel lobby for a ...
Today we get ready to explore the most amazing archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, located 600 miles (965.6 km) off the coast of Ecuador. This was the place that inspired Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection – and it’s sure to inspire you too.
We will board a morning flight from Guayaquil to the island of Baltra. Once we arrive, we’ll first head to the town of Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the Galapagos. From he...
Today we will explore the amazing lava formations on and around Isabela, which were created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island. This magical place has been filmed by some of the world’s leading documentary makers, including the BBC and National Geographic. Here we’ll find a labyrinth of lava arches beneath the crystal-clear water, full of sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks and more. Known as Los Tuneles, these lava tunnels also attract turtles, who naviga...
We start Day 4 by driving up from Puerto Villamil to a trailhead where we’ll prepare our backpacks for a hike into a wonderful young forest ecosystem. Our destination is the rim of the Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano which last erupted in October 2005. When we arrive, we’ll explore the circumference of the massive, lava-filled crater, a caldera that is over six miles across at its widest point. We’ll also have breathtaking views from the crater’s edge, b...
Today we head to Santa Cruz Island, the second largest island in the archipelago. On Santa Cruz we can go to the highlands, where wonderful giant tortoises have settled. We can also see marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and white tip reef sharks, which we can observe at Tortuga Bay, and flamingos at Playa Garrapatero.
Later we’ll visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, a short walk from the town of Puerto Ayora. Here you can learn more about conservati...
Sadly, today is our last day on the Galapagos Islands. After breakfast and a few final photos of the nearby sea lions, we’ll transfer to Baltra’s airport in time to catch the flight back to the mainland and Guayaquil, where our amazing six-day Galapagos adventure comes to an end.