Galapagos Islands 13-Day Tours & Itineraries

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Swim through Los Túneles' natural rock formations as you explore Galápagos
Map of Ecuador Active Adventure: From Quito to the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days
Ecuador Active Adventure: From Quito to the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days

From Quito at the equatorial center of the world, begin your journey to the Galápagos Islands, which you'll explore by boat, kayak, bike, foot, and swimming. See blue-footed boobies and swim alongside sea turtles on Isla Española and snorkel at the lion-shaped rock formations of Kicker Rock. Kayak through Tortuga Bay's mangrove forests and hike on islands uninhabited by humans on this adventure-full itinerary.

Explore hidden bays and uninhabited islands on cruise around the Galápagos
Map of Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure & Galápagos Cruise  - 13 Days
Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure & Galápagos Cruise - 13 Days

Experience two of Ecuador's most remarkable ecosystems on this diverse 13-day itinerary. Set out from Quito for Yasuní National Park, where a thrilling rainforest adventure awaits. Explore the Amazon by canoe, spot tropical birds and playful monkeys, and meet local Indigenous communities. Then it's time to switch gears and fly to the Galápagos for a once-in-a-lifetime cruise. Spend a week exploring remote and uninhabited islands—where you'll see giant tortoises, iguanas, sea lions, and more.

See humpback whales off the coast of Puerto López
Map of Ecuador Wildlife Journey: Guayaquil, Puerto López & the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days
Ecuador Wildlife Journey: Guayaquil, Puerto López & the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days

This 13-day wildlife-focused trip showcases the beaches and islands of Ecuador, including Los Frailes, Isla de la Plata, and the Galápagos Islands. Fly into colorful Guayaquil and tour the city, then move on to Puerto López for sunbathing, sailing, and whale watching. Next, head to Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll see giant tortoises and explore an uninhabited island. Hop to Isla Isabela to spot Humboldt penguins and hike a shield volcano, and finish with snorkeling and bird-watching on Isla San Cristóbal.

Swim, kayak, and hike the rugged islands of the Galápagos
Map of Land & Sea of the Galápagos & Guayaquil - 13 Days
Land & Sea of the Galápagos & Guayaquil - 13 Days

Experience the best of the Galápagos Islands by land and sea on this 13-day grand tour. You'll begin in Guayaquil, on mainland Ecuador, before jetting off to the "enchanted islands," where the adventure kicks off with wildlife excursions on Isla Santa Cruz and snorkeling at Kicker Rock. Continue to Isla Isabela, where you'll take boat tours, hike volcanoes, kayak off the coast, and much more.

Meet Galápagos tortoises in the highlands at a breeding center
Map of Peru & the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days
Peru & the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days

Explore two of the grandest highlights of South America: Peru and the Galápagos Islands. In the former, you'll follow the ancient Incas' footsteps as you tour Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and of course, Machu Picchu. Then jet off to the famous Galápagos Islands for eight days of adventures that include wildlife tours, diving excursions, boat trips, uninhabited islets, and much more.

Visit an uninhabited island like Plaza Sur in the Galápagos
Map of Ecuadorian Amazon to the Galápagos Adventure - 13 Days
Ecuadorian Amazon to the Galápagos Adventure - 13 Days

Witness untouched nature and extraordinary wildlife on this epic 13-day journey from the wilds of the Ecuadorian Amazon to the uninhabited shores of the Galápagos. Begin deep in Yasuní National Park, where you'll settle into a rainforest lodge and spend your days learning about Indigenous customs, spotting exotic birds, and paddling along the Río Napo. Then it's off to the Galápagos to hop between the islands of San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz. Snorkel, kayak, and hike your way through one of the world's most remarkable ecosystems as you pose with marine iguanas, sea lions, and giant tortoises.

Kayak to the sea lions or let them come to you on your Galápagos holiday
Map of Active Galapágos: Santa Cruz, Isabela & San Cristóbal - 13 Days
Active Galapágos: Santa Cruz, Isabela & San Cristóbal - 13 Days

Get ready for 13 days of active excursions and wildlife outings across three major Galápagos Islands. You'll hop around the most popular sites on this volcanic archipelago as you enjoy snorkeling adventures, cycling, and encounters with exotic wildlife. Tour a coffee farm on Isla Santa Cruz, rappel into a dormant volcano on Isla Isabel, and continue to San Cristóbal for more diving, kayaking, and outdoor fun.

Cycle along the quiet backroads of the Galápagos
Map of Outdoor Adventure in Southern Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days
Outdoor Adventure in Southern Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands - 13 Days

See some of southern Ecuador's lesser-visited gems before jetting off to the Galápagos on this adventurous 13-day tour. Start amid the colonial splendor of Cuenca, and cut through the rugged grasslands and lagoons of El Cajas National Park to reach the coastal city of Guayaquil. Then it's on to the Galápagos, where you'll discover the islands of Santa Cruz and Isabela with an action-packed itinerary of snorkeling, kayaking, cycling, rappelling, and of course plenty of wildlife watching.

Drop anchor in the pristine waters off Isla Isabela
Map of Ultimate Galápagos Cruise - 13 Days
Ultimate Galápagos Cruise - 13 Days

This exciting, well-rounded cruise itinerary in the Galápagos is perfect for wildlife lovers who want to experience the exotic residents—and volcanic landscapes—of this stunning archipelago off the coast of Ecuador. In just under two weeks, you'll cruise to several islands to hike around and view a number of species like giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Of course, there will be plenty of time to relax, too, while swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing (likely with friendly sea lions nearby).

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