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Galapagos Land Based Tours

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Galapagos Land Based Tours

Galapagos Land Based Tours

Staying in hotels on the Galapagos Islands and taking day trips instead of taking a cruise of several days has become an increasingly popular way to tour the Islands in the last several years. There can be several advantages:

  • Cost: Cruises are costly, and though hotels and traveling on the Islands aren’t cheap, there is a definite saving versus most cruises.
  • Sea Sickness: If you are prone to seasickness, land-based trips to the Galapagos can be an excellent alternative to sleeping on a small boat.
  • Active adventures: Cruises let you see a lot of different visitor spots, but if your passion is hiking, scuba diving, sea kayaking, or bicycling, a land-based tour can be a better option.
  • Efficient use of travel time: Being based out of one or more hotels can have the advantage of having less total time in transit and more time enjoying the island versus a cruise.

Below are several reputable tour operators that specialize in land-based tours of the Galapagos:

Rebecca Adventure Travel is a specialist in Galapagos Island Hopping Tours. With expert representatives in the Galapagos Islands, a dedicated tour operator in Quito, and a travel agency in the Netherlands. Their travel experts make sure to provide the necessary assistance to their customers to provide an exceptional Galapagos Island Hopping experience.

Latin Adventures has 10+ years of experience specializing in Galapagos Island Hopping trips with personalized all-inclusive itineraries. They are excellent for planning family and group trips and for travelers looking for nature, adventure, gastronomy, culture, and history.

Latin Excursions – and CEO Eric Sheets have a long-established reputation for designing high-end exclusive tours and cruise adventures to the Galapagos Islands. If you want a unique villa not available anywhere else, or access to exclusive destinations and experiences, Eric is the guy to call.

Ecuador Unlimited – offers a variety of Galapagos Island Hopping Tours in addition to many Galapagos cruise options bookable online from their office in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Andando Tours – offers land-based Galapagos tour packages designed by Galapagos experts. You can also personalize your own itinerary with daily tours and visits. Or let our team design the best travel experience according to your wishes.

Adventure Life – are long-time Galapagos land-based tour experts that work with top-notch guides and many of the top hotels in the Galapagos on Santa Cruz, Isabela, and San Cristobal Islands.

Columbus Travel – They offer a wide range of Galapagos land-based tours, diving trips, and Galapagos adventure tours. They have an excellent Galapagos deals page that is updated daily and they guarantee the best last minutes deals for Galapagos tours.

Diving Tours in Galapagos by EQ TOURING – Dive safely with EQ TOURING’S land-based or liveaboard diving tours and discover the unique underwater world of the Galapagos; divers will see sea lions, marine iguanas, sea turtles, penguins, angelfish, large schools of amberjacks and many other species of fish including hammerhead and whale sharks.

Gulliver Travel – Offers affordable Galapagos Islands land tours to explore the islands such as the one-day tours to Española and San Cristobal Island where you will enjoy snorkeling and hikes at National Park visitor spots such as Gardner Bay. They are a well-respected agency that has operated since the 1990s and specializes in active tours in Ecuador.

Scalesia Lodge and Galapagos Land Tours – is a new concept in Galapagos lodging as you stay in luxury African safari-style tents in the highlands of Isabela Island overlooking the ocean. Scalesia offers 4 or 5-day tours that include hiking to volcanoes and lava flows and tunnels, snorkeling, wildlife viewing and more around Isabela Island. They run their own tour operations on the islands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal if you would like to extend your tour to several different islands.

Surtrek – has organized land-based and island hopping tours to the Galapagos for families, groups, and independent travelers for over 25 years. Their founder and CEO Alfonzo Tandazo has been an active and influential member of the local travel community for decades. They also have an extensive variety of Galapagos cruises that are all bookable on their website.

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Free Galapagos Trip Planner at Galapagos Islands .com – easily plan your Galapagos vacation online, find great value, and a wide selection of customized Galapagos cruises and vacations.

Galapagos Tour Experts – Adventure Life Specialize in luxury Galapagos cruises, and land-based Galapagos tours. Adventure Life can help you design the perfect trip to Ecuador. As seen in Outside Magazine, NatGeo, and the New York Times.

Voyager Galapagos Tours haS excellent Galapagos cruise deals & last-minute offers, and land-based Galapagos tours (aka Island Hopping).

Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders use their local expertise to assist you in planning the perfect Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour for your precise budget, needs, and interests.

Latin Trails craft customized journeys to the Galapagos Islands, the Ecuador mainland, the Amazon rainforest, and Peru. They operate the highly-rated Galapagos cruising yacht: Seaman Journey and the day tour yacht the Galapagos Hopper.

Andando Tours – Pioneers in Galapagos tourism. Two generations of sailing and shipbuilding showcase unparalleled knowledge in creating the most unique Galapagos Cruises. Owners & Operators of S/S Mary Anne & M/Y Passion.

Gulliver Expeditions – Learn more about our Ecuador ToursPeru ToursEcuador Climbing Expeditions, Galapagos Land Tours, and Machu Picchu Tours. Gulliver Expeditions offer fantastic travel experiences since 2005.

Surtrek Galapagos Cruises – has offered exceptional custom-designed trips to the Galapagos for over 20 years. They now bring their brand of off-the-beaten-path trips to other countries in South America such as Peru’s Machu PicchuBolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats, and Chile’s Atacama Desert.

ViaNatura – provides excellent value Galapagos cruises on the Monserrat yacht, a luxury cruise experience on the Hermes yacht, and a variety of tours in Ecuador and Peru.

Exclusive Galapagos Cruises, part of the EQ Touring group – specializes in private Galapagos yacht charters. They can help your group find the perfect yacht that matches your needs at a price negotiated by a true insider who has been doing charters in the Galapagos for decades.