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Tour: 6-Day Galapagos Land Tour

Tour Highlights
  • Snorkel with Sea Turtles, Sharks and Sea Lions
  • Hike Sierra Negra Volcano and Volcan Chico
  • Visit Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat
  • Kayak with Penguins, Rays and Boobies
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Tour Overview

A shortened version of our flagship Galapagos Adventure tour, this 6-day Land Galapagos tour is jam-packed with activities, visiting three of the inhabited islands of the Galapagos archipelago. This is the perfect tour if you're looking to visit the Galapagos on a budget, are short on time or want to combine your time in the Galapagos with a tour in Ecuador, Peru or the Amazon.

This Galapagos land tour will keep you busy, snorkeling at Kicker Rock, hiking Sierra Negra Volcano and kayaking in a bay off the coast of Isabela Island. You can expect to be immersed in the wildlife each day, while having the chance to connect with the inhabitants of the islands during your free time exploring towns like Puerto Ayora and Puerto Villamil.

Lounging sea lions, gliding rays and plenty of tropical fish and sea turtles may greet you in the water, while the lava lizards and iguanas will entertain you on land. If you're seeking a quick trip that offers a mix of adventure and culture, this is for you. Each island you visit has a historical site worth visiting to learn about the human history of the Galapagos and the importance of sustainable tourism in this fragile environment.The Interpretation Center on San Cristobal, the Breeding Center on Isabela and the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz will help you gain a deeper understanding of some of the most unique Galapagos animals - giant tortoises!

Optimizing your time in the Galapagos, you'll spend your first two days on San Cristobal before flying to Isabela Island the next two days. You can expect to visit a range of ecosystems from beachside mangroves to lush forests in the highlands. Your Galapagos land tour will finish on Santa Cruz, after enjoying a boat ride from Isabela, where you may spot dolphins or whales along the way.

Note, that some tour departures operate in the reverse direction, meaning you start on San Cristobal for your first night and finish in Santa Cruz. Any such departures are noted in our trip overview.

As busy as this Galapagos tour is, you'll still have enough free time for souvenir shopping and enjoying a few cold drinks by the beach. But if go-go-go is more your style then the optional activities like diving and surfing may be of interest! Take a look at our 6-day Land Galapagos tour itinerary to learn more.

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