Galápagos Tours & Cruises

Embark on a once in a lifetime journey to the Galápagos where dramatic terrain, clear waters, and incredible wildlife encounters await. Learn about this remarkable chain of islands and observe the creatures of the sea, land and sky that call them home. Choose from 107 cruises and guided tours to the Galápagos or combine your adventure through this archipelago with a longer tour of South America.

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8 Days Baltra Island to Baltra Island

Operator: G Adventures

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9 Days Quito to Quito

Operator: Exodus Adventure Travels

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8 Days Baltra Island to Baltra Island

Operator: Celebrity Cruises

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9 Days Quito to Quito

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Silversea
A luxurious cruise means many things to many people but we feel that Silversea’s small ship cruises personify the true meaning of comfort. Our intimate,...more ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea’s expedition ships can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet. Enjoy free-flowing premium wines and spirits, delicious gourmet cuisine, in-suite dining, full butler service for every suite and of course all gratuities. Whether you long to mingle in the Mediterranean, swim with the turtles of the Galapagos or embrace the glaciers of Alaska, there is something special about knowing that this cruising is all inclusive.
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Budget:Luxury
Known For:900+ Destinations
Fleet Size:11
Contiki
Contiki are the world leaders in travel experiences for 18-35’s. We exist to connect young travellers to the time of their lives. We believe in real experiences...more and we care about making sure these experiences contribute positively to the people and places we visit. We are focused on discovery, once-in-a-lifetime moments, human connections, and making every second of being young count. For over 55 years we’ve been perfecting the secret formula to the perfect trip - we know you’re after unique experiences, local insight and accommodation that’s more than a place to sleep. We run over 350 trips across 6 continents, each one designed to get to the beating heart of a destination, understanding the local way of life, unearthing unforgettable experiences and creating lifelong memories. Real experiences, unique accommodation, local food, the best team and awesome people all deliver Contiki’s no regrets experience.
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Budget:Affordable
Accommodation:Mixed
Cosmos
At Cosmos, we like to think of ourselves as experts in ‘thrillology’ – the art of bringing you an experience, time and time again. With over 50 years of...more ‘wow’ under our belts and no sign of slowing down, we know how to curate value touring holidays that you’ll never forget; creating the experiences you’ve always dreamed of and showing you the ones, you never thought of. Our job is to take care of the planning and logistics, so that all you have to focus on is living your dreams!
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Budget:Affordable
Accommodation:3 - 4 Star

Discover Must do experiences and highlights throughout the Galápagos Islands

Unrivalled Bird Watching

Unrivalled Bird Watching

Keep your eyes peeled for an array of birdlife including brown pelicans, the Galápagos hawk, frigate birds, flamingos and the iconic blue footed booby (just to name a few!).

Unique Wildlife Encounters

Unique Wildlife Encounters

Spot wildlife that exists nowhere else in the world, with some 97% of land mammals and reptiles, 80% of land birds, and 20% of marine species endemic to the Galápagos.

Charles Darwin Research Station

Charles Darwin Research Station

Get an insight into the scientific research and vital conservation work done here and enjoy a unique encounter with the giant tortoise that are cared for by the program.

Hike the Volcanoes

Hike the Volcanoes

An archipelago born of volcanic activity and shaped by the sea, the topography of the Galápagos is perfect for taking to the trails. Check out the vast craters, lava flows, and sprawling vistas on a guided hike.

Snorkel with Sea Life

Snorkel with Sea Life

Don a snorkel and venture into this underwater world where you can swim with sea turtles, manta rays, reef sharks, schools of fish, playful sea lions and many more beautiful creatures that call the waters of this archipelago home.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about island hopping the Galapagos

Galapagos Explorer   , VIC, Australia, Jun 2023
My sister and I embarked on an unforgettable journey organised by Global Journeys and travelling with Intrepid, exploring the wonders of South America, from the mesmerizing Galapagos Islands to the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro, with an awe-inspiring stopover at the majestic Iguazu Falls. Despite encountering initial setbacks due ...read more to flight cancellations, Georgie's exceptional assistance and expertise ensured our trip remained seamless. Georgie secured refunds and rearranging our travel arrangements when flights were cancelled. We are immensely grateful to Georgie for orchestrating a brilliant trip!
Can’t wait for the next Contiki. Only have one more year.   , Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada, Feb 2022
Everything about this Contiki was amazing. The guide was amazing and we will continue to be friends long after! The people were amazing, the extras and most importantly Ecuador blew me away with its beauty! I loved everything about this trip. Can’t wait for the next Contiki!
Great adventure     , WA, Australia, Sep 2019
What an amazing adventure from starting in the Amazon to finishing in the Galápagos Islands it all went as smooth as. Our tour manager knew her stuff and ensured a seamless trip with all the flights and hotels. The local guides were very good, friendly and knowledgeable with lots to see and do every day. I highly recommend Global Journeys and will ...read more use them again and will do another Cosmos adventure.
Hectic but great tour!     , WA, Australia, Jun 2019
The Cosmos Ultimate South America Tour was a wonderful way to see the highlights of South America. But be warned that to do this you will have to fly a lot, especially if you include the Galapagos and Amazon. The Tour guide helped make the flights easier though perhaps up to a quarter of your time may be used in the flights. Accommodation and food was ...read more very good, as were included excursions.

There could have been more information however on the optional excursions, which were a bit pricey for what you got. For instance the Sugar Loaf Tour in Rio at about US$70 per person was done by us for US$17 (half price lift ticket for 65 plus) and US$34 by walking 30 minutes from our hotel at Copacabana to the cable car station, and we went early in the morning and massively beat the tourist congestion.

One limitation on the Cosmos support was that after we left our main guide in Lima, the replacement guides in Quito and Guayaquil were quite poor. The Galapagos Cruise was extremely good including service and facilities as well as sights. Globus support in planning the trip was great, but Qantas made a lot of changes to our flights which caused some problems.

Explore More Your guide to travelling the Galapagos Islands

Designed for the Galápagos, Built Around You.

30 June, 2022

Designed for the Galápagos, Built Around You.

Silver Origin Is Truly Built Around YouOver the years, our guests have asked us for only the most authentic Galápagos experience.  Enter the Silver Origin, our very first ship created entirely for a specific destination. We took what we learned from our guests and the singular geography...

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