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<p>Witness natural beauty that spans from the legendary Amazon to the unequaled Galapagos with thriving culture in between. Ecuador and the Galapagos burst with fantastic flora and intriguing fauna, standing as a pillar of natural abundance. Discover the top experiences and important logistics needed to make a trip successful by visiting the Ecuador and Galapagos Travel Guide. Unravel the secrets of this kaleidoscopic country with a custom itinerary, adding to one of the thousands of trips already serviced, by exploring the sample vacations below.</p>

Witness natural beauty that spans from the legendary Amazon to the unequaled Galapagos...

Witness natural beauty that spans from the legendary Amazon to the unequaled Galapagos with thriving culture in between. Ecuador and the Galapagos burst with fantastic flora and intriguing fauna, standing as a pillar of natural abundance. Discover the top experiences and important logistics needed to make a trip successful by visiting the Ecuador and Galapagos Travel Guide. Unravel the secrets of this kaleidoscopic country with a custom itinerary, adding to one of the thousands of trips already serviced, by exploring the sample vacations below.

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The Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Uncover the mysteries of the Amazon Rainforest and glide across the glimmering waters surrounding the Galápagos Islands on this dreamy 14-day adventure in Ecuador. Quito’s multicultural cityscape expresses generations of European, Moorish, and Incan influence, the Amazon’s forest teems with colorful and curious wildlife, and the Galápagos Islands are surreal volcanic landscapes surrounded by pristine blue waters for travelers to soak up on this extravagant expedition.

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Brown pelican with Pinnacle rock on Bartolome Island in the back
A Perfect Family Vacation to Galapagos Islands

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,045

Natural history is alive in the Galapagos on this 10-day family adventure. Mystical landscapes are explored, unique wildlife is encountered, and a variety of activities allow the family to explore their own piece of the archipelago. This family vacation trip to Galapagos Islands is handcrafted and combines a traditional cruise with time discovering the Andes. Snorkel with penguins, sunbathe beside sea lions, hike volcanic history, and discover a breathtaking world.

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Sea lion on the beach.
14 Day Galapagos Adventure

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $13,645

Experience the ultimate adventure during this 14-day Galapagos, Ecuador, and Peru tour. Discover the wild splendors of the famous Galapagos Islands, traverse the captivating diversity of the Amazon jungle, and witness the architectural marvel of Machu Picchu and the preserved Andean culture of Misminay. From penguins to llamas and from sacred wildlife to the Sacred Valley, uncover the breathtaking heritage of natural history and captivating tradition.

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Bird Watchers Tour of Galapagos and Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Over 1,600 different birds flutter across Ecuador's sublime landscapes, the country's unusual ecosystems creating a haven for the endemic and endangered. This handcrafted bird watching tour of Galapagos and Ecuador blends the fabulous range of colors, habitats, and mating displays, from the waved albatross to sword-billed hummingbirds and the Andean cock-of-the-rock. You spend seven days in the Andean cloud forest then five days on the Galapagos, with every day exploring a series of birding sites. If interested in adding additional unique experiences to your custom itinerary, consider perusing the Ecuador and Galapagos page for more trip ideas to Galapagos.

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Chocó Cloud Forest, Ecuador

Diverse, multicultural, and naturally breathtaking, during your 10-day Ecuador adventure, you can find a South American country with many surfaces to discover as you explore Quito, the Galápagos Islands, and Chocó Cloud Forest. Visit the capital city’s historic landmarks on walking tours, the enchanting volcanic shores of islands on a yacht cruise, and the flourishing forest teeming with wildlife on adventurous excursions, as you enjoy the best of Ecuador.

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Best of Amazon and Galapagos Island Tours

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Two of the planet's most sacred ecosystems combine in this unique Best of Amazon and Galapagos Tour of Ecuador's natural jewels. Cultural and natural history blur together as you spend five days exploring the untamed Amazon with indigenous Huaorani guides. Seamlessly discover the eclecticism of endemic wildlife with a five-day luxury cruise through the Southern Galapagos Islands. The ancient city Quito connects the two kaleidoscopic ecosystems, providing the third distinctive treasure of Ecuador.

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Ancient Inca Culture to Natural Wonders of Galapagos and Amazon Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Tropical islands, captivating ruins, and remarkable trails immerse you in majesty on this 13-day Ecuador and Peru adventure of the Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest, and Andes Mountains. Discover how the Andean peaks create contrasting drama between the landscape and preserved imperial ruins. From treasured flora, fauna, and biodiversity of Pacific islands and witnessing the intense ecosystem of the pristine jungle, delight in the marvels of Ecuador and Peru.

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Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), Galapagos Islands
Deluxe Galapagos Islands Tour From Quito

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,745

Travel into the mysterious realm of wildlife with this 10-day deluxe Galapagos Islands tour from Quito. Explore the first ever World Heritage site then cruise through the archipelago of volcanic islands, endemic creatures, and evolutionary brilliance. On the 8-day luxury cruise, you discover the sublime and surreal wildlife of ten different islands, from giant tortoises to blue-footed boobies and diving penguins. It's intimate and authentic, with no interruption to the natural immersion.

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Luxury yacht in the bay a San Cristobol, Galapagos

VIP Galapagos Small Boat Tour: Cruising in Luxury

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,595

Indulge in the solitude and adventure of the Pacific as you enter the mystical natural realm of the Galapagos. You'll explore the archipelago in unrivaled luxury with over two weeks of cruising on a sublime motor yacht. Connect all the remote corners of the archipelago, from red beaches filled with sea lions to millions of seabirds nesting on volcanic cliffs. Luxuriate in the untamed bliss of a small boat Galapagos tour that reveals the islands' incredible wildlife.

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Giant tortoise crossing a dirt road through the jungle trees in the Galapagos, Ecuador
Exclusive Land Based Tour of Galapagos Islands

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

The Central Galapagos Islands revel in their intimacy and authenticity, a series of sites symbolizing the dramatic beauty of the entire archipelago. From your base at a luxuriant eco hotel you enjoy 12 days exploring the eclectic sites, taking daily yacht and land excursions to see remarkable wildlife. This exciting venture offers an exclusive land based tour of Galapagos Islands without being on a cruise. Complete the itinerary by marveling at the cloud forest of Mindo and the heritage of ancient Quito.

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Sea lions basking on the beach, Galapagos, Ecuador
Galapagos Tour for Solo Travelers: Island Hopping & Cruise

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,720

On the Galapagos Islands, you're never alone. Sea lions bask on the beaches, seabirds nest in the thousands, and giant tortoises cover the walking trail. Combining two distinct itineraries, this Galapagos tour for solo travelers offers a tailored blend of everything the archipelago can offer an individual adventurer. You'll island hop and enjoy outdoor adventures with the wildlife, then join a 5-day small-group cruise through the remote eastern islands, immersing yourself in the portraits of natural evolution.

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Sea lion coming to a scuba diver in the Galapagos, Ecuador

Galapagos beauty dances above and below the water. Hammerhead sharks swarm beside colorful reef walls while strange seabirds mate on volcanic cliffs. Eagle rays and sea turtles cruise through dive sites while giant tortoises and penguins waddle across the islands. Combining four days of diving with five days of island excursions, this Galapagos Islands wildlife tour with scuba diving blends the best of the two worlds, offering a truly eclectic and authentic immersion in the remarkable wildlife of the archipelago.

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The Ultimate Culinary Tour of Ecuador: Indigenous Recipes to World Class Gourmet

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,365

Ecuador's patchwork of cultures and habitats provide a surprising gastronomic journey. With culinary experiences as a focus, this culinary tour of Ecuador connects the major highlights of the mainland, from chocolate farms in the forest to city street food tours and ceviche along the coast. Gourmet delights in colonial towns, bush tucker in the Amazon, guinea pig in enchanting highlands... these 14 days reveal the eclecticism of both Ecuador and its extraordinary cuisine.

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Photography Lovers Tour to Scenic Galapagos, Mindo, Otavalo & Quito

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Intimate encounters, prolific wildlife, endemic subjects, and surreal landscapes... the Galapagos Islands excel in creating an evocative haven for wildlife photographers. On this eight-day photography tour to Galapagos and Ecuador, you explore the sublime sites that lie both above and below the water. The remarkable wildlife congregations are devoid of other tourists and there's no need to rush. Zicasso's tours of Galapagos offer proximity to abundant wildlife in which you can always take your time and craft the perfect iconic shot.

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Historic Haciendas in Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife Tour with Cruises

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Revel in the opulence of a distant era and indulge in the tradition of historic haciendas in Ecuador. From presidential weekend homes to 17th-century colonial farms, this itinerary reveals the most luxurious of Ecuador's accommodation, blending it with timeless journeys into the country's highlights. Spend eight days amidst the rural enchantment of the Andes then four days on a Galapagos wildlife tour with cruises and land explorations. Expect exclusive experiences throughout.

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Luxury Amazon and Galapagos Cruise & Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Combine two of the planet's greatest natural spectacles with a luxury Amazon and Galapagos cruise. Spend five days in the rainforest wilderness, encountering tribes and exotic birds as you head up the Napo River. Then fly to a sublime archipelago for four nights, cruising to the enchanting islands of the Galapagos. Your destinations are only accessible by water, and you're completely immersed in an untouched and untamed wildlife world.

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Ecuador's Haciendas & Galapagos Tour for Senior Travelers

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $13,645

Ecuador's charms softly cascade from Andean peaks to surreal islands, as this handcrafted Ecuador and Galapagos tour for senior travelers takes you on a journey of natural wonder and cultural intrigue. Enjoy six days of elegance on the mainland: haciendas, cloud forests, bird watching, colonial cities, colorful markets, and cute villages. Then, a 7-day luxury cruise unveils the intimate mystique of the Galapagos Islands, providing easy excursions to some of nature's most resplendent wildlife sites.

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Private Small Group Tours to Galapagos & Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Escape into the sublime natural realm of the Galapagos and enjoy near-exclusive access to its majestic world. Hopping red-footed boobies, endemic waved albatross, giant tortoises, curious sea lions, colorful marine worlds... your 13-day Galapagos and Ecuador tour for private small groups unveils the poetic wonder of the islands and the exemplars of evolution. Before following Darwin's footsteps, you indulge in the resplendent bliss of the Andes and Ecuador's ancient cities.

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Multisport Outdoors Adventure in Ecuador and Galapagos Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Ecuador's jaw-dropping landscapes provide a haven for outdoor adventure. Of the many tours in Galapagos, this itinerary is geared for active explorers. Kayak with sea lions, hike active volcanic craters, horse ride through green wilderness, snorkel into a mystical Galapagos world, and share your journeys with incredible wildlife. Split across mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos, as this multisport adventure tour in Galapagos takes you through the country's unique ecosystems. The trails are devoid of people, but the surreal natural life offers an indelible contrast to rugged landscapes.

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Highest Rated Complete Galapagos Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

The highest rated Galapagos Islands tour on Zicasso will give you access to flamboyant memoirs to evolution that are found across the whole Galapagos archipelago, each of the 13 islands providing a unique theater of flora and fauna. From the endemic bird engulfed islands of the east to the marine delights of the West, a luxury 10-day cruise reveals all the iconic Galapagos sites, allowing you to indulge in all the remarkable wildlife that calls this place home. Cruise and create your personalized daily itinerary of land and marine excursions.

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Jewels of South America: Machu Picchu, Amazon & Galapagos Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

In this alluring 13-day Machu Picchu, Amazon, and Galapagos tour, you can connect three iconic South American highlights as you uncover destinations shrouded in mystery and dancing with enchantment. A lost city, a thick enigmatic jungle, the endemic world of volcanic islands on the equator; each destination blurs into the surreal as you travel between Peru and Ecuador for the perfect exploration of culture and natural wonder.

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Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Tours

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

South America's cultural and natural history combines on this Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour. Wander the enigmatic streets of history as you journey to Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. Then, explore the Northern Galapagos on a lavish yacht and see giant tortoises, red-footed boobies, dazzling frigates, and unique marine worlds. The 5-day cruise offers an elegant connection of the archipelago's unusual and wonderful wildlife.

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All-Inclusive Galapagos Islands Cruise & Tour Package

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Fully discover the splendor of the Galapagos Islands with this intimate all-inclusive Galapagos Islands cruise and tour. An 8-day luxury cruise takes you to stunning outlying islands, where seabirds nest in the millions and sea lions cover surreal lava flows. Then settle onto Isabela Island for three days of mystical volcanoes and marine worlds. Seductive, surreal, sublime... this tour package unveils the eclectic splendor of nature's great oasis in the Pacific Ocean.

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Exceptional Galapagos and Peru Tour of a Lifetime

18 Day Custom Tour

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime with this 18-day Ecuador and Peru tour that will immerse you in the pristine wilderness of secluded islands and the exceptional Inca ruins in the Andes. Travel in complete luxury when searching for blue-footed boobies on rugged shores and trek the trail that winds to Machu Picchu. Bask in the radiant flavors of traditional ingredients that shape contemporary dishes and enjoy dramatic views of Lake Titicaca as you discover, explore, and embrace the unique splendors of Ecuador and Peru, from the Galapagos to Puno.

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Travel Tips for Your Galapagos Islands Trip
When is the best time to visit the Galapagos Islands?

Straddling the equator, the Galapagos Islands have a tropical climate with two distinct seasons, dry and rainy. The best time to visit the Galapagos is during the dry season from June to December.

The cool and dry conditions from June to December are excellent for sightseeing, Galapagos cruises, watersports, and outdoor activities. During these months, you can enjoy exceptional marine life viewing thanks to the strong seasonal currents that bring giant tortoises, humpback whales, sea lions and more to the coasts.

Despite the dry season being the best time to visit the Galapagos Islands, trips are possible during the rainy season. The rainy months offer unique experiences, particularly the birth of sea turtles and sea lions.

What are the best places to visit in the Galapagos Islands?

Home to 13 major islands and an array of smaller islands and islets with rocks and reefs, there is so much to explore in and around the Galapagos Islands.

From Santa Cruz to Santiago, here are some of the best places to visit on cruises or tours of the Galapagos Islands:

  • Santa Cruz Island
  • San Cristobal Island
  • Floreana Island
  • Isabela Island
  • Santiago Island
What should I do in the Galapagos Islands?

The islands’ wildlife, landscapes, and crystal-clear waters invite you to sightsee, hike, kayak, snorkel, and so much more.

Here, we share some of the top things to do in the Galapagos Islands to inspire your custom trip:

  • Cruise between the islands in style on a luxury private charter or small ship
  • See the wildlife and admire the natural beauty on wildlife viewing tours
  • Plunge into the crystal clear waters to see the marine life when snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Kayak around smaller islands to appreciate the views and see the wildlife up close
  • Scan the forests for unique and colorful birdlife
What are the Galapagos Islands known for?

From blue-footed boobies, a fascinating marine bird with striking baby-blue feet, to volcanic coastlines and remote beaches where only a few travelers have been, discover what makes the archipelago a famous place to visit from Ecuador in our guide on what the Galapagos is famous for.

What is the best way to travel around the Galapagos Islands?

The best way to travel around and experience the Galapagos Islands is on a luxury cruise. Luxury Galapagos cruises take you to the heart of the archipelago to see the wildlife, admire the scenery, and spend time on remote islands.

Luxury cruises are led by experienced captains and guides with deep destination knowledge, and you can enjoy top-notch service from your crew as you sit back, relax, and savor a memorable voyage around the islands.

What animals can I see in the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands and their reefs, volcanic landscapes, and forests protect thousands of marine and wildlife species.

Some popular and some you may have never heard of, here are the animals that you can search for on tours or cruises to the Galapagos Islands:

  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Marine iguanas
  • Galapagos sea lions
  • Galapagos penguins
  • Giant tortoises
  • Galapagos green turtles
  • Darwin’s finches
  • Magnificent frigatebirds
Do the Galapagos Islands have good beaches?

The Galapagos Islands may not be the first places that come to mind when you consider a beach vacation, but the archipelago has several stunning shores you can only access on a cruise to the most remote islands and islets.

Here are some of our favorite beaches in the Galapagos Islands that you might visit on a luxury cruise:

  • Playa Brava, Santa Cruz Island
  • Playa Mansa, Santa Cruz Island
  • El Garrapatero, Santa Cruz Island
  • Puerto Chino Beach, San Cristobal Island
  • Playa el Manglecito, San Cristobal Island
  • Red Sand Beach, Rabida Island
  • Gardner Bay, Espanola Island
What are your most popular Galapagos itineraries?

Explore the Galapagos Islands, whether on a luxury cruise or from mainland Ecuador, with our best Galapagos itineraries. Here are three of our most popular trips, which you can personalize with our travel specialists to create your own tours to the Galapagos Islands:

Combining a Galapagos escape with Quito, the Amazon, Cusco, and more, our 14-Day Galapagos Adventure lets you experience the highlights and explore off the beaten path.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to the Galapagos Islands?

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