Galapagos Islands Birding Tours & Itineraries

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Map of Explore the Amazon & Galápagos Islands - 12 Days
Explore the Amazon & Galápagos Islands - 12 Days

Split your time between the Amazon and Galápagos Islands with this adventurous 12-day tour. The trip starts in Ecuador's capital, Quito, where you'll transfer to a lodge in the Amazon, partly by canoe, for several days of guided activities in the rainforest. Then catch a flight to the Galápagos and experience several islands and their unique inhabitants on volcanic land and underwater with a scuba diving course. Spend a day volunteering in a local village on Isla San Cristóbal to round out this distinct itinerary.

Marine iguanas walking on Tortuga Bay beach on Isla Santa Cruz
Map of Explore Two Islands in the Galápagos: San Cristobál & Santa Cruz - 9 Days
Explore Two Islands in the Galápagos: San Cristobál & Santa Cruz - 9 Days

Discover two large islands in the Galápagos archipelago—and enjoy day trips to smaller islands—on this land-based itinerary. Over nine days, you'll base yourself on Isla San Cristóbal and Isla Santa Cruz, taking time to hike, snorkel, kayak, interact with giant tortoises, and look for wildlife with expert naturalist guides. Venture to a pair of uninhabited islands on shorter boating excursions before the trip comes to an end.

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.

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.

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.

Snorkel alongside sea lions in the Galápagos
Map of A Week of Wildlife Encounters & Outdoor Adventures in the Galápagos - 7 Days
A Week of Wildlife Encounters & Outdoor Adventures in the Galápagos - 7 Days

Hike around an island populated by blue-footed boobies, then dive beneath the surface of the ocean to swim with sea lions and pufferfish: this week-long itinerary in the Galápagos is filled with wildlife and outdoor activities. You'll explore Isla Santa Cruz and Isla San Cristóbal, as well as a pair of uninhabited islands, enjoying boat tours, a snorkeling excursion, and guided nature hikes along the way.

Meet colorful birds and exotic creatures on this island adventure
Map of History, Wildlife & Active Adventure in the Galápagos Islands- 9 Days
History, Wildlife & Active Adventure in the Galápagos Islands- 9 Days

This nine-day island-hopping adventure in the Galápagos is perfect for well-rounded travelers interested in a mix of activity, history, and wildlife. It begins on Isla San Cristóbal, where you'll meet sea lions and take a snorkeling excursion at Kicker Rock. Then, speedboat to Isla Santa Cruz to meet giant tortoises, kayak among marine life, and visit lesser-known islands with pirate caves and untouched natural habitats.

Buccaneer Beach on Isla Santa Cruz
Map of Relaxing Galápagos Adventure - 8 Days
Relaxing Galápagos Adventure - 8 Days

This easygoing itinerary in the Galápagos Islands, specifically Isla San Cristóbal and Isla Santa Cruz, is by no means lacking in adventure. Over the course of eight days, you'll volunteer with locals, snorkel at Kicker Rock, and boat to Darwin Bay to see rare bird species. You'll also partake in light hiking, biking, and swimming, mixed in with plenty of free time to relax on glorious beaches—often accompanied by sea lions.

Hop between several unique islands in the Galapagos and meet the residents
Map of Island-Hopping Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 9 Days
Island-Hopping Wildlife Cruise in the Galápagos - 9 Days

This incredible cruise itinerary explores countless species of distinct wildlife—and marine life—in the Galápagos Islands. Over the course of nine days, you and your nature guide will hop between the best places on this famous volcanic archipelago and meet rare birds, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, jolly sea lions, and friendly sharks. You'll also take part in hiking, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling as well as relaxing on soft coral sand for the ultimate feel-good getaway.

Spend an afternoon on Isla Rábida, known for its red sand beaches, on this cruise itinerary
Map of Quito & Galápagos Islands Cruise Adventure - 11 Days
Quito & Galápagos Islands Cruise Adventure - 11 Days

This fast-paced 11-day itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the Galápagos. The adventure starts in Quito, where you'll explore the colonial architecture of its UNESCO-listed historic center, followed by a visit to a famous South American market. Then hop on a plane and board your cruise to experience 10 of the archipelago's extraordinary volcanic islands and their friendly residents, like blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises.

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).