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Land based tours in Galapagos are an excellent alternative to small ship cruises. Below find a hand picked list of the best Galapagos land-based tours as chosen by our team of Galapagos experts. Experience the islands on an active multisport tour or choose to leisurely explore the islands while staying in a boutique hotel or Galapagos safari camp on Santa Cruz, Isabela or San Cristobal Islands. Snorkel with playful sea lions, wonder at the ancient tortoises or head out in a sea kayak for an active adventure. Our trip planners are here to guide you through the best Galapagos land tour options for your specific interests, budget and schedule. Contact them today to start planning your Galapagos adventure.
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Kayak with friendly and curious sea lions.
$4,125
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Kayak to Darwin Bay
  • Snorkel San Cristobal's coast
  • Mountain bike through mangroves
Begin your Galapagos travels hiking on San Cristobal Island and continue the journey kayaking, snorkeling,and biking throughout the Galapagos where wildlife awaits at every turn, every trailside, every shoreline! Enjoy an adventurous Galapagos itinerary with unforgettable activities to explore these magical islands.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Charles Darwin Center, Isabela, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz
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I guess he wanted to see my camera
$2,825
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Explore Santa Cruz & Isabela

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore two collapsed lava chambers
  • Kayak through mangroves
  • Snorkel & search for marinelife
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Explore the Galapagos Islands of Santa Cruz, Floreana, and Isabela while relaxing in comfortable lodges. This 8 day vacation balances activity and relaxation perfectly in one of the world's prime wildlife viewing destinations.
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Aventura Lodge, Baltra, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Isabela Lodge, Los Gemelos (Twin Craters), Quito
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250kg fully grown, 300 metres an hour, just try and stop it
$6,735
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Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 16 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
This trip combines the marine life of a Galapagos cruise with the jungle adventures of an Amazon tour at Sacha Lodge. Round out this trip with a day at a historic hacienda and indigenous market. An unforgettable trip, for a wildlife enthusiast.
Activities: Biking, Expedition Cruises, Fishing, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Coca, Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo, Quito, Sacha Lodge
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Kayak with friendly and curious sea lions.
$4,325
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Holiday 2016 Galapagos Multisport

9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Kayak along the coast
  • Snorkel San Cristobal's coast
  • Mountain bike through mangroves
Begin your Galapagos travels hiking on San Cristobal Island and continue the journey kayaking, snorkeling,and biking throughout the Galapagos where wildlife awaits at every turn, every trailside, every shoreline! Enjoy an adventurous Galapagos itinerary with unforgettable activities to explore these magical islands.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Isabela, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz
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Galapagos tortoise
$4,895
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Finch Bay EcoHotel

10 Day Itinerary
  • View Giant Tortoises
  • Snorkel along shallow reefs
  • Hike to view sea lions & lizards
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Set the pace of your Galapagos adventure with a 10 day stay at the Finch Bay Eco-Hotel. Spend your time exploring the natural beauty and wildlife of the islands or relax in the comfort of your seaside hotel. Additional excursions can also be arranged if you wish.
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Quito, Santa Cruz
Tour Details
Can you find the iguana?
$3,395
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Hotel Silberstein

10 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about local conservation
  • View sea lions & frigrate birds
  • Climb Bartolome Island for views
  • Mail a postcard from Floreana
Looking for a cruise alternative? Our Hotel Silberstein land based tour option allows you to explore the marvels of the Galapagos Islands without having to acquire sea legs! Discover iguanas, comical blue-footed boobies, and the famous Galapagos sea turtles. In the evenings you can stroll the beaches of Puerto Ayora before retiring to your hotel.
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Hotel Silberstein, Quito
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Enjoy a invigorating hike through the unique Galapagos landscape.
$5,125
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Hiking Galapagos

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Cerro de Las Tijeretas
  • Trek to a fresh water lake
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Explore Tortuga Bay
Sea lions and tortoises and iguanas -- oh my! Explore some of the Islands' most remarkable regions, including snorkeling at Leon Dormido, Tortuga Bay, Frigate Hill and a hike to the rim of Sierra Negra volcano. Spend the nights on the Islands in comfortable hotels. This Galapagos tour is a great alternative to the traditional Galapagos cruise.
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Charles Darwin Center, Isabela, Leon Dormido, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz
Tour Details
Snorkeling
$1,550
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Galapagos Dive Extension

4 Day Itinerary
  • Choose from a menu of excursions
  • View colorful homes in Puerto Ayora
  • Explore Puerto Ayora on foot
Enjoy a 4 day stay at the Red Mangrove's Adventura Lodge on Santa Cruz Island. The time is yours to spend as you please and daily excursions are available to book locally.
Activities: Land, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Aventura Lodge, Santa Cruz
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$3,850
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Galapagos Safari Camp

7 Day Itinerary
Luxury camping in one of the world's most remarkable archipelago. The Galapagos Safari Camp tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active and want to stay in a unique location, not just your standard hotel. This isn't your childhood camping with nine large luxury tents erected on wooden platforms offer comfortable …
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Galapagos Safari Camp, Quito
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Local students working on conservation projects, Ecology Project International
$1,000
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Galapagos Conservation Project

1 Day Itinerary
  • Help with conservation efforts
  • Conduct field ecology work
  • Protect the wildlife of Galapagos
Spend the day with Ecology Project International (EPI) taking part in their science education and conservation efforts in Galapagos.
Activities: Land, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Puerto Ayora
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Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands
$260
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San Cristobal Highlands & Southern Coast

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Casa Opuntia Hotel, Puerto Chino
Tour Details
Ecology Project International
$190
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Tortoise and Iguana Tour with Local Students

½ Day Itinerary
  • Tour tortoise breeding center
  • Meet local volunteer students
  • See tortoises and land iguanas
Tour the Fausto Llerena tortoise breeding center with a group of local high school students as your guides.
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Charles Darwin Center
Tour Details
A pair of friendly sea lions
$85
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Academy Bay

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Academy Bay, Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora
$250
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Walking Tour of Puerto Ayora with Local Students

½ Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Santa Cruz Island
  • Interact with local students
  • Help in local conservation efforts
Walking tour with local high school students as your guide of Puerto Ayora and participate in community conservation efforts.
Activities: Land, Urban Exploration, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Puerto Ayora
Tour Details
Pinnacle Rock of Bartolome Island
$335
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Bartolome Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bartolome, Puerto Ayora
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pelican in mangrove, Tortuga Bay
$315
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Tortuga Bay Conservation Project

1 Day Itinerary
  • Help research on sea turtles
  • Join local beach clean up
  • Snorkel in Tortuga Bay
Enjoy the beautiful beach at Tortuga Bay where Ecology Project International (EPI) students conduct research on nesting sea turtles. Join the eco-club on one of their monthly beach/ park clean-ups to help keep the Galapagos pristine.
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Volunteering
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Tortuga Bay
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Sea lion coming in from a swim
$175
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Floreana Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Floreana, Puerto Ayora
Tour Details
Galapagos giant tortoise
$160
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Highlands of Santa Cruz

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Highlands, Puerto Ayora
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