Galapagos Islands 6-Day Tours & Itineraries

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Map of Galapagos Islands Land-Based Adventure Tour: 6 Days
Galapagos Islands Land-Based Adventure Tour: 6 Days

Land-based tours are a more economical and comfortable alternative to cruising the Galapagos. This 6-day itinerary takes in the highlights of the three main inhabited islands — from watching giant tortoises to hiking around an active volcanic crater and snorkeling with penguins and sharks.

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Galapagos Island Hopping - 6 Days

Discover spectacular scenery and diverse ecosystems on this whirlwind 6-day tour of the Galapagos Islands. Focusing on three of the archipelago's inhabited islands, you'll hop between them by boat while spotting rare and remarkable wildlife up close. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, meet giant tortoises in the Santa Cruz highlands, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano, and swim in turquoise waters at Tortuga Bay Beach.

Swim with sea turtles in the Galápagos
Map of First Class Galápagos Island Hopping  - 6 Days
First Class Galápagos Island Hopping - 6 Days

Explore three Galápagos Islands via private yacht on this six-day tour of the archipelago's standout sights. Start on Santa Cruz, where you'll come face-to-face with giant tortoises in the lush highlands, soak up the sun on the sands of Tortuga Bay Beach, and discover a world of natural history and conservation at the Charles Darwin Research Station. After a day spent hiking the grasslands and caves of Floreana, head to Isabela to snorkel the turquoise waters of Tintoreras alongside penguins, sea lions, and sea turtles.

Spend a morning kayaking in the turquoise waters of Tortuga Bay on Isla Santa Cruz
Map of Biking, Kayaking & Snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands - 6 Days
Biking, Kayaking & Snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands - 6 Days

This exciting, active tour gets you to two of the Galápagos' most famous volcanic islands in less than a week. You'll start on Isla Santa Cruz for kayaking, biking, and boat tours to meet friendly creatures. Then speedboat to Isla San Cristóbal—Charles Darwin's first point of discovery in 1835—for a full-day snorkeling adventure and more fun encounters with exotic wildlife.

Admire the wildlife characters you happen upon on your island hopping Galápagos adventure
Map of Best of the Galápagos: Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Santa Cruz - 6 Days
Best of the Galápagos: Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Santa Cruz - 6 Days

Enjoy the Galápagos by land and sea as you discover its endemic wildlife. Start in Isla San Cristóbal to go bird-watching and snorkel near iconic Kicker Rock. Take a tour of the island by boat to enjoy secluded sandy beaches and observe marine life. Continue to Isla Santa Cruz to mingle with giant tortoises as you learn about their way of life. Witness untamed wildlife when you discover an uninhabited island before enjoying fantastic sunsets over drinks in Puerto Ayora.

Meet a variety of friendly and exotic creatures in the Galápagos Islands
Map of Wildlife Cruise Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 6 Days
Wildlife Cruise Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 6 Days

This is your chance to experience a "boatload" of distinct wildlife in the Galápagos Islands during a memorable cruise adventure. In less than a week, you'll travel around the archipelago on a yacht—stopping at a number of beautiful islands for land- and water-based activities led by a naturalist guide. Hike through unique vegetation to meet giant tortoises, snorkel with sea lions and tropical fish, and look for blue-footed boobies, waved albatrosses, and bright-pink flamingoes in the wild.

Settle into island life on the beaches of Isla San Cristóbal amid the fur seals at Punta Carola
Map of Island Life in the Galápagos: Quito, Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Santa Cruz - 6 Days
Island Life in the Galápagos: Quito, Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Santa Cruz - 6 Days

Get the full experience of exploring the Galápagos Islands on this compact six-day tour. Enjoy a dose of culture as you discover Quito and its history. Then it's off to the islands, where you'll start in San Cristóbal and visit its Interpretation Center. Linger on the beach and get close to marine life as you snorkel near Isla Española. Meet the giant tortoises at the Santa Cruz highlands to learn about these fascinating creatures. Fully enjoy the beach life on an uninhabited island with great views.

Spot diverse wildlife, like playful (and napping) sea lions on your rugged Galápagos adventure
Map of Rugged Galápagos Islands Adventure: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 6 Days
Rugged Galápagos Islands Adventure: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 6 Days

Spend six days in the Galápagos Islands to enjoy all its natural beauty. Start on Isla Santa Cruz to learn about its star resident, the giant Galápagos tortoise. Island hop to Isla Isabela to go snorkeling at Los Túneles for breathtaking rock formations. Hike the Sierra Negra volcano to witness its stunning lava landscapes. Lounge on lava rocks as you rub shoulders with sea lions at Tintoreras Islet. Explore Puerto Villamil by standup paddleboard before lazing on nearby sandy beaches.

Meet wildlife on eight islands in less than a week
Map of Multi-Island Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 6 Days
Multi-Island Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 6 Days

This once-in-a-lifetime cruise in the Galápagos Islands is made for nature lovers. In less than a week, you'll visit eight islands on this volcanic archipelago off the coast of Ecuador that became a major turning point in the theory of evolution. Hike, swim, and snorkel as your guide shows you rare bird species, hybrid iguanas, exotic marine life, and giant tortoises in their natural habitat for the ultimate wildlife adventure.

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