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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.
$4,125
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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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See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
$2,825
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Explore Santa Cruz & Isabela Islands

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 and Isabela while relaxing in comfortable beachfront hotels. This 8-day vacation balances activity and relaxation perfectly in one of the world's premier wildlife-viewing destinations.
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, 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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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$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
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Kayaking from the beach
$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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Exploring the Galapagos - Kicker Rock
$650
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San Cristobal Northern Coast

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Casa Opuntia Hotel
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$335
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Bartolome Island

1 Day Itinerary
Escape to one of the Galapagos' most iconic islands, Bartolome, where you'll climb over volcanic craters to one of the best views in all of the islands.
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bartolome, Puerto Ayora
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Green sea turtle swimming
$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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Santa Fe land iguana
$315
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Santa Fe Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Hotel Silberstein, Santa Fe
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South Plaza Island
$315
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Plazas South & Punta Carrion

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Puerto Ayora
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(Seymour) Sea Lions in and out of the H2O
$295
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Seymour Island & Bachas Beach

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, North Seymour, Puerto Ayora
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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
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Casa Opuntia Hotel, Puerto Chino
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Darwin Finch
$260
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Isabela Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Isabela, Puerto Ayora
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taxi stand, 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
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Marine Iguana with ship
$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
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Floreana Island
$175
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Floreana Island

1 Day Itinerary
Activities: Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Floreana, Puerto Ayora
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Giant Land 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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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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Sea lion and scuba diver
$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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