Blue Footed Booby bird on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
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Galapagos Islands Vacations & Tours

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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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Sample Itineraries

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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

From $7,495

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 6-day Galapagos cruise with four days spent discovering the Andes and Quito. Snorkel with penguins, sunbathe beside sea lions, hike volcanic history, and discover a breathtaking world.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Early morning in Sullivan bay by Bartolome Island in the Galapagos islands, Ecuador

Luxury Tour of Galapagos Islands & Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

Experience true decadence in this luxury tour of Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, combining eight days on onboard your beautiful cruise ship with the country's finest hotel and hacienda. Explore the mystical beauty of the archipelago, getting intimate with strange endemic creatures and a dramatic marine world. Then lounge on a luxury deck and revel in the elegance of the cruise. You'll also explore ancient Quito from a historic hotel and complete the trip in the opulent home of two former Ecuadorian presidents.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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A school of Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos.

Ancient Inca Culture to Natural Wonders of Galapagos and Amazon Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

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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View of Cuicocha Crater Lake at Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve.

Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Natural and cultural history dance across Ecuador, where endemic Galapagos wildlife mixes with the enchantment of haciendas and heritage cities. Combining the iconic treasures, this best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands tour wraps Quito and Imbabura around a luxury Galapagos cruise aboard a beautiful yacht. Blue-footed birds, golden churches, inquisitive seals, presidential haciendas, and orange iguanas standing on lava flows will all be on display during these 12 days that blend the unforgettable wonders of both Ecuador and Galapagos.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Kicker Rock at sunset near the Galapagos Islands.

Amazing Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

From vibrant seabird breeding grounds to cliffs crossed by penguins, the Galapagos is filled with the endemic and unusual. This Galapagos Island hopping tour explores the archipelago's different regions and ensures none of this eclectic splendor is missed. It's all packaged together: the diversity of the central islands, the marine life and volcanoes of the West, and the seabirds of the East. Unparalleled, unusual, unique... every island offers a fresh slice of natural wonder.

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Scuba diving with wales in the Galapagos

Multisport Outdoors Adventure in Ecuador and Galapagos Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Highest Rated Complete Galapagos Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

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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Native brazilian boy from an indigenous tribe in the Amazon

Best of Amazon and Galapagos Island Tours

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Sea lion on the beach.

14 Day Galapagos Adventure

14 Day Custom Tour

From $10,495

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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Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), Galapagos Islands

Deluxe Galapagos Islands Tour From Quito

10 Day Custom Tour

From $7,495

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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A  buff-winged starfrontlet humming bird in Ecuador

Bird Watchers Tour of Galapagos and Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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VIP Galapagos Small Boat Tour: Cruising in Luxury

16 Day Custom Tour

From$11,995

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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All-Inclusive Galapagos Islands Cruise & Tour Package

12 Day Custom Tour

From$8,995

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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Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Tours

12 Day Custom Tour

From$8,995

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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Exclusive Land Based Tour of Galapagos Islands

12 Day Custom Tour

From$8,995

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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Galapagos Islands Wildlife Tour & Scuba Diving: Tortoises, Sea Lions & Seabirds

11 Day Custom Tour

From$8,245

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

From$4,895

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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Galapagos Tour for Solo Travelers: Island Hopping & Cruise

11 Day Custom Tour

From$8,245

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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Historic Haciendas in Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife Tour with Cruises

12 Day Custom Tour

From$8,995

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

From$8,995

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

From$10,495

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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An adventurous vacation such as one to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador requires impeccable planning to make everything happen without a hitch.

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The Galapagos are dynamic and unique all-year-round but between December to May is the best time to experience the famous marvels of the islands. 

Renowned for unique wildlife, inspiring scenery, and vibrant colors, the natural splendor is enhanced by the tropical climate that has shaped the landscapes of the individual islands. The region has become emblematic of biodiversity with sweeping panoramas leading to famous Blue-footed Booby birds or barking sea lions and crystal-clear waters, giving you a view of green sea turtles.

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Open now to American travelers, vaccinated travelers are welcome to both mainland Ecuador and to the Galapagos Islands.

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Kicker Rock. San Cristobal Island
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