Best of Isla Isabela

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Isla Isabela
The largest island in the Galapagos, Isabela is home to six active volcanoes and an abundance of wildlife, including unique species (like the mangrove finch) that you won’t find on other islands. The small seaside village of Puerto Villamil makes a relaxing base for experiencing the island, and at nearby spots you can see marine iguanas, sea lions, flamingos, penguins and many other species.   

Guided hikes take you along the east side of the impressive Sierra Negra Volcano, which has one of the largest craters on earth. Here you’ll see powerful geologic forces that have shaped the island, and enjoy magnificent views after the fog has cleared. Some top snorkeling sites are just off Isabela: near the islet of Los Tintoreras, you can often see sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and Galapagos penguins (the world’s smallest penguin species). Kayaking is another great way to spy wildlife (and get in a good workout). You can see a rare perspective of the island on a rappelling trip inside Los Trillizos volcano.
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Isla Bartolomé in the Galápagos
Map of Galapagos Island Hopping in Style: Santa Cruz & Isabela - 10 Days
Galapagos Island Hopping in Style: Santa Cruz & Isabela - 10 Days

White-sand beaches, secluded lagoons, and a spectacular array of wildlife await on this luxurious 10-day adventure in the Galápagos. It begins in Quito with sightseeing in the colonial center. Then fly to Isla Isabela, where you'll stay in high-end lodgings and enjoy daily hikes, cycling, and snorkeling excursions. The journey continues on Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll walk with giant tortoises and visit uninhabited islands. Here you can observe rare wildlife and relax on the beach before heading home.

Discover the lava tunnels of Isla Isabela as you explore the Galápagos Islands
Map of Highlights of Quito & the Galápagos Islands - 9 Days
Highlights of Quito & the Galápagos Islands - 9 Days

On this nine-day adventure, you'll fly into Quito, tour the city, then head to Isla Santa Cruz for your first look at Galápagos giant tortoises. Hike to Tortuga Bay Beach for wildlife spotting and visit an interpretation center to learn more about Galápagos National Park, then fly to Isla Isabela. You'll tour natural rock formations, see spectacular marine life, visit a tortoise breeding center, and hike up Sierra Negra volcano before returning to Isla Santa Cruz for more exciting excursions.

A giant Galápagos tortoise
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Island-Hopping in the Galápagos: Santa Cruz & Isabela - 7 Days

During this Galápagos Islands adventure, you will explore the famous archipelago, swim with playful sea lions, and see giant tortoises up close. The itinerary is land-based, meaning you'll sleep on the islands instead of on a yacht. But you'll still spend plenty of time on the water as you navigate to various islands by speedboat, enjoying hiking, snorkeling, and guided wildlife viewing walks along the journey.

Swim with sea turtles in the Galápagos
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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.

Marine iguanas pause for their close-up on Tortuga Bay Beach
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Gems of the Galápagos Islands & Quito: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 8 Days

Your eight-day holiday begins in Ecuador's capital, Quito, where you'll get a dose of culture as you visit its key landmarks. Next, jet off to Isla Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands to observe giant tortoises and various bird species. Take speedboat rides as you island-hop with grand ocean views, and go snorkeling off Isla Isabela to spot penguins and whitetip sharks. Finally, laze on the beach alongside playful sea lions and colorful Sally Lightfoot crabs.

A blue-footed booby in the Galapagos
Map of Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Adventure - 10 Days
Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Adventure - 10 Days

Combine two of South America's most iconic destinations on this 10-day tour of the Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu. You'll start in Ecuador, spending several days island hopping, snorkeling, hiking, and wildlife viewing in the Galápagos. Then you'll cross the border to Peru, spending a night in Lima, another in Cusco, and finally taking the scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. A visit to the famed "lost city of the Incas" is the perfect way to end this diverse adventure.

Hike through prickly pear forests to reach Tortuga Bay
Map of Jewels of the Galápagos: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 8 Days
Jewels of the Galápagos: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 8 Days

Enjoy a week-long escape from civilization as you explore the Galápagos Islands. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and Charles Darwin Research Station and learn all there is to know about giant tortoises and their conservation. Explore an uninhabited island and snorkel to discover an underwater world where you'll swim with fish and sea turtles. Hike the Sierra Negra volcano and bike along the coast of Isla Isabela. Learn about the islands' coffee and enjoy the sea breezes of Tortuga Bay.

Standup paddleboarding in Puerto Villamil
Map of Snorkel, Cycle, Kayak & Hike in the Galápagos Islands - 12 Days
Snorkel, Cycle, Kayak & Hike in the Galápagos Islands - 12 Days

Experience plenty of outdoor thrills on this active 12-day journey around the Galápagos. You'll base yourself on two islands—Isla Isabela and Isla Santa Cruz—as you explore the archipelago's most beautiful landscapes. Hike around a volcano, rappel into a cave, learn to surf, snorkel with sea lions, ride a bicycle on quiet island trails, and treat yourself to the Galápagos' original craft beer after touring the brewery.

Sail to remote Galápagos islands on this week-long exploration of the archipelago
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Active Galápagos Islands Adventure: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela – 7 Days

Hike, bike, and paddle your way around the Galápagos Islands on this active, seven-day tour. Hop between Isla Santa Cruz and Isla Isabela, where you'll trek to the top of the mighty Sierra Negra and Chico volcanoes, cycle along seal-spotted coastlines, and explore lava tunnels. Watery adventures include snorkeling among rays, turtles, and sharks and kayaking through the crystal-clear waters surrounding the Tintoreras Islet.

See the rare Galápagos penguin among other remarkable wildlife
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Galápagos Snorkeling & Wildlife Tour: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 7 Days

Get to know the Galápagos' coastal and underwater worlds on this week-long, island-hopping trip. Follow the lands of the penguins, and delve into clear waters for thrilling snorkeling experiences with turtles, rays, reef sharks, and seals. With a series of small group tours and all transfers taken care of, all you need do is enjoy the splendor of one of Earth's most biodiverse destinations.

Explore Las Grietas and the surrounding salt lakes on Isla Santa Cruz
Map of Ecuador's Culture & Nature: Quito, Otavalo & the Galápagos - 12 Days
Ecuador's Culture & Nature: Quito, Otavalo & the Galápagos - 12 Days

On this 12-day Ecuadorian adventure, you'll start with a dose of culture in Quito and a glimpse of the Andean highlands in Otavalo, then jet off to the Galápagos for rare wildlife and stunning scenery. Sandy beaches and curious penguins await on Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll explore its coast by bike and discover remote, uninhabited islands by yacht. Speedboat off to Isla Isabela for snorkeling and kayaking, then return to Santa Cruz to mingle with giant tortoises and learn about their habitat.

Dive into the clear waters of the Galápagos for family snorkeling adventures
Map of Family Adventure in the Galápagos: Snorkeling, Kayaking & Hiking - 7 Days
Family Adventure in the Galápagos: Snorkeling, Kayaking & Hiking - 7 Days

Get ready for a week of adventure and discovery on this family-friendly expedition to the Galápagos. Explore the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, then jet off to Isla Santa Cruz to meet giant tortoises, explore the fun-filled exhibits of the Charles Darwin Research Center, and kayak alongside sea lions, marine iguanas, and friendly whitetip sharks. Hop over to Isla Isabela for a family hike up a crater volcano, and end the journey playing explorers as you sail to an uninhabited island and spot rare endemic wildlife.

Spot 10-legged, brightly colored Sally Lightfoot crabs against the black lava rock of the Galápagos
Map of Galápagos Islands in Darwin's Footsteps: Quito, Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 8 Days
Galápagos Islands in Darwin's Footsteps: Quito, Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 8 Days

Soak up a little culture in Ecuador's capital before heading to the Galápagos Islands and enjoying all the wild archipelago has to offer. Start in Quito, where you'll visit key colonial highlights; then, it's off to Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll mingle with and learn about giant tortoises. Explore uninhabited islands and rub shoulders with blue-footed boobies before hiking Sierra Negra volcano and snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking near Las Tintoreras and Garrapatero Beach.

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.

Enjoy a morning in the inviting waters of Tortuga Bay, Isla Santa Cruz
Map of Best of the Galápagos: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 9 Days
Best of the Galápagos: Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 9 Days

Explore the stunning Galápagos archipelago with this nine-day itinerary. Begin in Isla Santa Cruz and visit a research station to see giant tortoises, then head to an uninhabited island. Go kayaking, learn how coffee is made at an organic coffee farm, and take a day trip to a nearby island before transferring to Isla Isabela for snorkeling, volcano hiking, and biking. Keeping an eye out for the islands' unique flora and fauna along the way, you'll return to Isla Santa Cruz for one last beach visit before your departure.

Hop between two islands as you explore the nature and wildlife of the Galápagos
Map of Family Fun in Ecuador & the Galápagos - 14 Days
Family Fun in Ecuador & the Galápagos - 14 Days

Make a dent in your family bucket list with this two-week trip that combines fun and relaxation in Ecuador with plenty of wildlife excursions and beach time in the Galápagos. Your mini conservationists will adore their voyage of discovery through treetop canopies, flamingo-filled lagoons, and sea lion-packed islands. Along the way, you'll learn the art of Ecuadorian cuisine, snorkel the archipelago's best spots, and relax in picture-perfect thermal pools.

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.

Hike to the rim of an active volcano and enjoy the views of nearby islands
Map of Galápagos Active Adventure on Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 7 Days
Galápagos Active Adventure on Isla Santa Cruz & Isla Isabela - 7 Days

This exciting week-long adventure in the Galápagos is perfect for travelers who want some moderate activity. You'll spend most of your time on two key islands in the archipelago—Santa Cruz and Isabela—partaking in hiking, biking, kayaking, and snorkeling while observing a wide range of landscapes from active volcanoes to white-sand beaches. Of course, this being the Galápagos, every activity involves looking for exotic species like whitetip reef sharks, penguins, and giant tortoises.

Dive, swim, and snorkel the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands
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Galápagos Under the Sea Adventure - 8 Days

Experience the highlights of the Galápagos Islands both above and below the water on this eight-day adventure. It begins on Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll meet the local wildlife on dive tours and at the famous Charles Darwin Research Station. After enjoying kayak and boat tours, hop over to Isla Isabela for snorkeling and wildlife excursions before returning to Santa Cruz for some downtime before heading home.

Meet the friendly locals when you arrive on Isla Santa Cruz
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Ultimate Family Trip to the Galápagos: Santa Cruz, Isabela & San Cristóbal - 14 Days

Embark on the family adventure of a lifetime with this two-week, multi-island exploration of the Galápagos. Hop between the archipelago's three main islands, discovering the unique ecosystems of each with an itinerary of fun wildlife encounters, kid-friendly active excursions, and plenty of laid-back beach time. Kayak alongside friendly sea lions on Isla Santa Cruz, hike to volcanic craters and cycle the backroads of Isla Isabela, and snorkel through the underwater wonders of Isla San Cristóbal.

A blue-footed boobie in the Galapagos
Map of Highlights of the Galapagos Islands: San Cristobal Island, Isabela, & Santa Cruz - 10 Days
Highlights of the Galapagos Islands: San Cristobal Island, Isabela, & Santa Cruz - 10 Days

Visit three of the most famous islands in the Galapagos archipelago — San Cristobal, Isabela, and Santa Cruz — on this 10-day adventure. You'll hike volcanoes, snorkel around rock formations, and explore each island in-depth, keeping your eyes open for giant Galapagos tortoises and marine iguanas. The itinerary involves travel by plane and speedboat, making it possible for travelers to see far-flung areas of the famous archipelago.

Hop between three islands in the Galápagos for outdoor adventures and activities
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Galápagos Islands Multisport Adventure - 10 Days

Discover a nature lover's heaven through a wildlife tour that will uncover the most extraordinary sights of the Galápagos Islands. Over a week and a half, you'll discover the local flora and fauna through outdoor activities like kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, and snorkeling. This socially and environmentally-responsible itinerary features top-notch guides and immersive educational experiences, in addition to benefitting local communities.

Sea lions on Santiago Island
Map of Highlights of the Galapagos Islands: San Cristobal Island, Isabela, & Puerto Ayora - 14 Days
Highlights of the Galapagos Islands: San Cristobal Island, Isabela, & Puerto Ayora - 14 Days

Spend two magical weeks island-hopping around the Galapagos on this highlights tour of the archipelago. Start at San Cristobal Island, where you'll observe sea lions, go snorkeling, and hike to see rare birds in their natural habitats. Then you'll head to Isabela Island to swim next to iguanas and sea turtles, hike a volcano, and relax on the beach. The trip ends on Santa Cruz Island, where you'll get up close with giant tortoise residents and learn about conservation efforts in the region.

The famed Kicker Rock
Galapagos Nature Cruise - 5 Days

Get off the beaten path on this 5-day cruise around the Galapagos archipelago. This short but fascinating journey offers world-class wildlife viewing at lesser-known points of interest throughout the islands. You'll sail from one rocky beach to another, disembarking for short guided hikes to see blue-footed boobies, cormorants, penguins, and flamingoes in their natural habitats. In the evenings, relax on the boat with a cold drink as the sun goes down.

Hike to the crater rim of Sierra Negra on Isla Isabela
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Outdoor Adventures in Guayaquil & Galápagos Islands - 11 Days

This 11-day journey around Guayaquil and the Galapágos Islands is packed with outdoor activities and wildlife experiences. Start in Ecuador's largest city, touring Guayaquil before catching a flight to the Galápagos archipelago. You'll island-hop by boat, snorkel around incredible rock formations, hike to a crater volcano, and see giant tortoises up close. Head back to the mainland for the final night of the trip.

Swim through Los Túneles' natural rock formations as you explore Galápagos
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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.

Swim, kayak, and hike the rugged islands of the Galápagos
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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.

Explore the Galápagos Islands with your family
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Galápagos Multi-Island Family Adventure - 10 Days

Explore the extraordinary ecosystems of three different islands on this 10-day, family-oriented Galápagos adventure. Start in mainland Quito to kick off your trip with a visit to the equator and a fun family cooking class. Then, it's off to Isla San Cristóbal for standup paddleboarding to the island's best beaches. Explore Isla Isabela by bike and kayak alongside its friendly seals, then hop over to Isla Santa Cruz to meet giant tortoises and snorkel with seahorses and schools of colorful fish.

Hop between three islands in the Galápagos
Map of Complete Galápagos & Quito - 12 Days
Complete Galápagos & Quito - 12 Days

Discover the best of the Ecuadorian capital before jetting off to the Galápagos Islands during this complete 12-day adventure. Explore Quito by bike and eat your way through its markets and signature dishes. Then fly to Isla Santa Cruz to learn about giant tortoises, observe unique wildlife on an uninhabited island, and pose with marine iguanas along Tortuga Bay. Bike and kayak on Isla Isabela, followed by snorkeling and paddleboarding off Isla San Cristóbal's rugged coastline.

Bike, snorkel, kayak, and hike your way around the Galápagos Islands
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Galápagos Multi-Island Family Adventure - 14 Days

Take your family on a comprehensive tour of the Galápagos with this two-week adventure that spans three islands. Arrive on the Ecuadorian mainland and kick off your trip with a kid-friendly cooking class and a visit to the equator—then it's off to the islands! Tour Isla San Cristóbal via standup paddleboard, kayak around volcanic islets and bike along quiet backroads on Isla Isabela, and snorkel with colorful marine life and see giant tortoises and blue-footed on Isla Santa Cruz.

Isla Isabela, Galápagos
Map of Galápagos Islands Land-Based Adventure Tour: 10 Days
Galápagos Islands Land-Based Adventure Tour: 10 Days

This 10-day trip will take you to the best the Galápagos has to offer. Immerse yourself in the wildlife, culture, and unique ecosystem of the archipelago as you see the sights by bike, by foot, and in the water. This extraordinary tour includes snorkeling with sea lions, tropical fish, and beautiful manta rays. On land, there will be numerous chances to observe giant tortoises and other amazing creatures in this one-of-a-kind destination.

Sunset along the waterfront on Isla San Cristóbal
Map of Galápagos Island Hopping: Santa Cruz, Isabela & San Cristóbal - 8 Days
Galápagos Island Hopping: Santa Cruz, Isabela & San Cristóbal - 8 Days

On this eight-day trip, get to know the unique and extraordinary wildlife of three Galápagos islands. You'll begin on Isla Santa Cruz, where you'll see giant tortoises, go kayaking, and tour the island's scenic bays. Then head to Isla Isabela for snorkeling, a volcano hike, and more wildlife spotting. Finish your journey in Isla San Cristóbal, where you'll relax on beautiful beaches, enjoy more snorkeling, and keep an eye out for tropical fish, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays.

Boat to an uninhabited island, like Bartolomé, for hiking and swimming
Map of Classic Galápagos Tour: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz & Isabela - 8 Days
Classic Galápagos Tour: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz & Isabela - 8 Days

First-timers to the Galápagos Islands will love this amazing introduction to the distinct wildlife that can only be found on this archipelago off the coast of Ecuador. Over the course of eight days, you'll base yourself on three islands—each with its own scenery and highlights—partaking in boat tours, snorkeling excursions, volcano hikes, and encounters with friendly residents like giant tortoises and marine iguanas.

Observe wildlife as you explore the smaller islands of the Galápagos, like Isla Floreana
Map of Galápagos Small Island Adventures: Isla Santa Cruz, Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Isabela - 9 Days
Galápagos Small Island Adventures: Isla Santa Cruz, Isla San Cristóbal & Isla Isabela - 9 Days

Get familiar with the small untamed islands of the Galápagos on this nine-day adventure. Discover environment conservation projects in Isla Santa Cruz and get to know giant tortoises and their habitat. Explore smaller islands like Isla Floreana and Isla Pinzón, where you can swim, snorkel along secluded coves, and lounge with sea lions and marine iguanas. Revel in Isla San Cristóbal's diverse landscapes and stunning marine life. Kayak and swim with penguins, sea lions, and rays off Tintoreras Islet.

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.

Green Sea Turtle
Map of Galapagos Island Hopping: Water, Wildlife, & Wilderness - 14 Days
Galapagos Island Hopping: Water, Wildlife, & Wilderness - 14 Days

The Galapagos Islands are one of the world's biggest ecological hotspots, with some of the highest percentages of endemic species and dozens of uninhabited islands. You'll spend two weeks exploring the biggest islands to see major landmarks—like the Charles Darwin Research Station and Sierra Negra Volcano—while also spending time on some less-known destinations, experiencing the truly remote nature of the rocky archipelago. 

Blue Footed Boobie
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.

Explore mysterious Isla Floreana and discover its stone sculptures
Map of Galápagos Island Hopping - 12 Days
Galápagos Island Hopping - 12 Days

Pack your bags for a whirlwind island-hopping tour of the Galápagos Islands, one of the most biodiverse places on earth. You'll visit three different isles, beginning with San Cristóbal, where you'll take boat tours, go snorkeling, and embark on wildlife excursions. Then you're off to Santa Cruz and Isabela for volcano hikes, abseiling, a visit to a coffee farm, and much more.

Enjoy observing the endearing penguins on Isla Santa Cruz
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Explore the Galápagos Islands: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz & Isabela - 11 Days

Discover the natural wonders of three islands in the Galápagos—San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela—on this 11-day adventure around the archipelago. Highlights along the journey include snorkeling at the iconic Kicker Rock, biking to a historic landmark on Isla Isabela, and hiking at Sierra Negra volcano. Before returning to the mainland, you'll also visit a fourth uninhabited island, home to rare wildlife.

The perfect escape, stroll the famous white sands in the Galápagos archipelago
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Relaxed Family Trip to the Galápagos Islands: Santa Cruz, Isabela & San Cristóbal - 10 Days

Rally your mini explorers and head to the Galápagos for a leisurely-paced 10-day tour of three of the archipelago's best-loved islands. Start on Isla Santa Cruz, where the kids can get a primer on the archipelago at the Charles Darwin Research Center, come face-to-face with giant tortoises, and set sail to an uninhabited island. Hop over to Isla Isabela to snorkel with marine wildlife, and while away your days at the beach, then head to Isla San Cristóbal for more aquatic fun with a family kayaking adventure.

Experience marine life with a number of snorkel excursions (and scuba diving)
Map of Active Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 11 Days
Active Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 11 Days

This action-packed 11-day tour in the Galápagos is not for the faint of heart. You'll speedboat and fly between three islands—Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristóbal—while joining guided excursions like hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving (for those who are certified), and even rappelling in a dormant volcano. You'll also be on the prowl for friendly residents, like jolly sea lions and giant tortoises, adding to the fun of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

See red-bellied frigatebirds on a visit to Las Tijeretas Hill
Map of Galápagos Islands Highlights: Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela & Isla San Cristóbal - 11 Days
Galápagos Islands Highlights: Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela & Isla San Cristóbal - 11 Days

Explore the many facets of the Galápagos Islands during this 11-day trip that focuses on three key islands. Start on Isla Santa Cruz to mingle with giant tortoises and kayak with lighthearted sea lions. Explore Isla Santa Cruz by bike before a wildlife tour of Isla Isabela. Hike Sierra Negra volcano and snorkel near Los Túneles. Witness the wildlife at Isla Isabela's wetlands before speedboating to Isla San Cristóbal for sun, swimming, and fun.

Keep an eye out for the so-called "Christmas iguanas" on Isla Española
Map of Active Wildlife Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 10 Days
Active Wildlife Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 10 Days

If you've ever dreamed of exploring the Galápagos with a healthy dose of outdoor activity, then this is the trip for you. Over the course of 10 days, you'll speedboat between several islands (some inhabited, some not) while taking guided excursions that include hiking to a dormant volcano, biking in a nature reserve, and kayaking in pristine turquoise waters—all the while looking for exotic species that you'll only find on this stunning archipelago off the coast of Ecuador.

A green sea turtle swimming underwater in the Galapagos Islands
Map of Outdoor Thrills & Rare Wildlife Experiences in the Galápagos- 12 Days
Outdoor Thrills & Rare Wildlife Experiences in the Galápagos- 12 Days

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this 12-day adventure in the Galápagos features hiking, kayaking, and wildlife spotting—plus mountain biking, a diving lesson, standup paddleboarding, and multiple snorkeling excursions. You'll sleep in hotels on three islands, and visit a fourth island on a boat trip, in between day trips and activities around the archipelago's spectacular landscapes and animal habitats.

Kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, and dive in the Galápagos waters on this adrenaline-pumping itinerary
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Galápagos Islands Adrenaline Tour - 12 Days

Get your adrenaline pumping on this 12-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Galápagos Islands. Look out for rare species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and marine creatures as you hike and snorkel your way through the world-famous archipelago. Along the way, you'll kayak among mangroves, go standup paddleboarding, explore pirate caves, and rappel into the depths of the Sierra Negra volcano.

A Galápagos penguin rests on a lava field outcrop
Map of Galápagos Islands Highlights: Nature & Wildlife - 11 Days
Galápagos Islands Highlights: Nature & Wildlife - 11 Days

Discover the Galápagos Islands' world-famous nature and wildlife on this 11-day tour. Visit some of the archipelago's top nature sites, from seal-spotted Isla Lobos to the Sierra Negra volcano and the bird-filled mangroves of Tortuga Bay. Along the way, you'll spot rare species of birds, mammals, and reptiles on hikes and snorkeling adventures, visit a tortoise breeding program, and tour the renowned Charles Darwin Research Station.

Meet Galápagos sea lions on your Galápagos island adventures
Map of Galápagos Wildlife Encounter  - 12 Days
Galápagos Wildlife Encounter - 12 Days

Encounter epic wildlife on the Galápagos Islands during this 12-day tour. Hop around the UNESCO-listed archipelago, spotting exotic species of birds, reptiles, and sea creatures, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. You'll visit tortoise breeding centers, hike through uninhabited islands, and tour the Charles Darwin Research Station. There's plenty of time for watery adventures too, from standup paddleboarding to snorkeling with rays, sharks, and sea lions.

Day trip to Isla Floreana from Santa Cruz in the Galápagos
Map of History & Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 11 Days
History & Adventure in the Galápagos Islands - 11 Days

This 11-day journey around the Galápagos Islands offers a mix of cultural history and outdoor adventure. Begin the trip by encountering giant tortoises and learning about the archipelago's past. Then kayak in Tortuga Bay, hike around Sierra Negro volcano, and hear the legends of Isla Floreana. Finish the tour on Isla San Cristóbal with an unforgettable dinner by the sea.

Marine iguanas in Tortuga Bay
Galapagos Islands Adventure: San Cristobal Island & Puerto Ayora - 7 Days

Discover the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands on this weeklong journey around the archipelago. Instead of getting on a yacht, you'll base yourself on dry land, enjoying various excursions from island towns. Snorkel with sea turtles, hike to see blue-footed boobies in their natural habitat, view giant tortoises up close, island-hop on a speedboat, and relax on pristine beaches.