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Land-based tours in Galapagos (also called hotel-based or even island hopping tours) are an excellent alternative to Galapagos cruises in terms of price and for certain types of travelers. Below find a hand picked list of the best hotel-based Galapagos 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 help you find the best Galapagos land tour options for your specific interests, budget and schedule. Contact them today to start planning your Galapagos land-based or island hopping tour.
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$4,395
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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
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer the Galapagos Multisport Tour! Perfect for athletic families and fit seniors, this itinerary allows you to explore the Galapagos the active way. Hiking, kayaking, …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$6,587
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Islands and Incas

Galapagos & Machu Picchu - 16 Day Itinerary
  • Explore magical Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca terraces of Moray
  • Photograph iguanas & sea lions
  • Wonder at volcanic landscapes
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the the enchanted islands of Galapagos on one amazing all-inclusive tour. While in Peru, tourMachu Picchu, eploring the massive ruins then wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit the …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$5,375
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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
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
Hike through the archipelago's remarkably surreal landscape on this unique land-based Galapagos adventure. The Hiking Galapagos tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active, while also allowing for plenty of flexibility and time to explore the various sites. The tour …
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See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
$5,345
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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
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Located on the Galapagos' Santa Cruz island, the Finch Bay Eco-Hotel is a great place to explore the wonders of the Galapagos. This tour allows you to set the pace of your adventure. Spend your days exploring the natural beauty and wildlife of the islands, and spend your evenings relaxing in …
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Floreana Lodge
$1,275
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Floreana Lava Lodge

3 Day Itinerary
  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Hike the Floreana Highlands
  • Explore pirate caves
Activities: Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
An exclusive tour will have you visit one of the more remote islands in the Galapagos, Floreana Island, where you will spend time with the unique wildlife the islands are rightly famous for: the sea lions, the world renowned giant tortoises, the marine iguanas, the blue footed boobies, and much …
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$4,095
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Galapagos Safari Camp

7 Day Itinerary
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Moderate
Luxury camping in one of the world's most remarkable archipelagos. 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 …
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Floreana Island
$3,415
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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
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Start your 10-day Galapagos tour with an educational twist by visiting the Charles Darwin Research Center, here you will learn about the importance of conservation in this sensative region. Next, your adventure may take you to the Santa Cruz Highlands, which is home to a number of giant tortoise …
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Monkey business in Coca
$6,625
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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
Activities: Biking, Fishing, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience three wonders of the world - the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes mountains - in one action-packed 16-day trip visiting the best of Ecuador. Spend five nights in the Amazon jungle at the comfortable Sacha Lodge paddling dug out canoes and searching for Amazonian …
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Curious sea lion during a snorkeling outing
$1,605
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Red Mangrove

Hotel-Based Tour - 4 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the Galapagos Islands
  • Stay on Santa Cruz Island
  • Snorkel with marinelife
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities: Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore Santa Cruz and two neighboring islands while staying at Red Mangrove'sAventura Lodge in the Galapagos. The excursions will take you along the coast and up into the highlands to see the Galapagos' biodiversity and to witness first-hand the wildlife and unique scenery of the …
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Exploring the Galapagos - Kicker Rock
$650
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San Cristobal Northern Coast

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Green sea turtle swimming
$345
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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
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Volunteering
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy a personal tour of the beautiful beach at Tortuga Bay where Ecology Project International (EPI) students conduct research. Ecology Project International is a nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through …
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$315
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Bartolome Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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South Plaza Island
$290
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Plazas South & Punta Carrion

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting
Activity Level: Relaxed
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(Seymour) Sea Lions in and out of the H2O
$290
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Seymour Island & Bachas Beach

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Santa Fe land iguana
$290
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Santa Fe Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Hiking at Punta Pitt, San Cristobal
$260
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San Cristobal Highlands & Southern Coast

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Darwin Finch
$225
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Isabela Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Giant Land Tortoise
$165
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Highlands of Santa Cruz

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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