There are two ways to discover the Galapagos wildlife paradise. Both will enable you to observe the archipelago’s extraordinary, untamed wildlife and get a good overview of its volcanic landscapes.

Whichever option you choose, we recommend that you prepare well in advance, as the archipelago is a tourist destination and places sell out fast!

Your boat cruise

One of the advantages of a cruise is that it allows you to visit more sites (around two per day) and to go to sites that are further away from the main islands and therefore normally less frequented. What’s more, you’re fully catered for (site visits with a park naturalist guide, meals, transport, etc.). From a photographic point of view, the cruise allows you to get to the sites a little earlier (at the times scheduled by Galapagos National Park).

Below are a few examples of cruises we recommend, on small boats (around 16 passengers). Please do not hesitate to contact us for any special requests (ornithology, photography, scuba diving, etc.).


Your hotel-based holiday

The hotel-based program is based on day excursions with a bilingual English/Spanish guide to sites relatively close to the main islands. It offers greater freedom (free dinners and evenings, possible free time…). Only 4 islands have accommodation: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana. Connections between these islands can be made by fast liner (not very comfortable, depending on sea conditions) or by airplane (a more expensive and less “sustainable” option).


Read our articles on the Galapagos or visit the official Galapagos National Park website.

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