Tour: 6-Day Galapagos Land Tour
- 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
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 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 days on Santa Cruz before heading to the sleepy town of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, and finishing off your adventure on San Cristobal. You can expect to visit a range of ecosystems from beachside mangroves to lush forests in the highlands.
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!