Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and cruise amongst or stay on the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. Most visitors to the islands spend some or all of their time cruising the islands on an expedition cruise. There are range of boats available from small and intimate 16 passenger vessels to large 100 passenger plus boats that offer greater space and more facilities. Cruise durations vary from anything between a brief 3-night itinerary to a truly comprehensive 14-night voyage.
• View wild tortoises roaming through pastures in the highlands of  Santa Cruz.
• Take a short trek on  Bartlome for fantastic views of the Galapagos’s stunning volcanic landscape.
• Witness the unusual mating dance of the Waved Albatross that nest on  Espanola.
• Snorkel with playful sea lions, penguins, sea turtles, sharks and rays.
• Stick to dry land and enjoy a relaxing or active stay in one of the islands’ diverse range of  hotels & lodges.
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When to Go
The Galápagos is a great all year round destination!
There are no direct flights.
Flights to the Galápagos depart from Quito or Guayaquil.
Recommended airlines flying to Quito or Guayaquil include LAN & Iberia via Madrid, KLM via Amsterdam or American Airlines via the US.