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Select one of these 64 highly-recommended 8-day Highlands tours. Explore worry-free with your bilingual guide on a small group or private Highlands tour where you will enjoy wildlife viewing, snorkeling, cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, and small ship cruises during the day and stay in hotels with decidedly local flavor at night. Our 8-day Highlands trips and vacation packages range from $3,186 to $221,866. Contact one of Adventure Life's Highlands travel specialists for help planning every detail of your dream trip. 
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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The Grace
$134,000
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Private Charter - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Aboard Grace

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Galapagos Islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands.This magical 8-day private cruise takes you andyour private group of up to 16 guests to one of the most enchanting destinations on Earth! Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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Colorful Sally Lightfoot crab on volcanic rock
$8,100
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Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Close encounters with wildlife will make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. These islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and fauna here as well as spectacular scenery on …
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Sea lion on a pristine beach
$8,590
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Central Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit D. Rodriguez Breeding Center
  • Observe blue-footed boobies
  • Relax at Gardner Bay
  • Take a panga ride to Champion Islet
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise takes you across the archipelago, to the most emblematic locations. The Charles Darwin Research Station provides an opportunity to find out about the vital work that is being carried out to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems. Discover El Barranco, also known as …
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Sun Deck
$113,220
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Private Charter - Islands Circumnavigation - West Aboard Ocean Spray

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • View a sea lion colony
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel with fish and sea lions
  • Visit the blowhole on Espanola
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a western Galapagos circumnavigation private charter cruise. This 8-day voyage visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal. Explore striking volcanic landscapes and observe the islands' famously unique wildlife species, such as blue-footed …
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Galapagos penguin swimming underwater
$4,459
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Central and Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galaxy
  • Hike to the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Hike along the base of the Volcano
  • Explore Egas Port
  • Ride around Tagus Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a Galapagos cruise around the Central and Western islands and snorkel with sea lions, admire lava lizards, and view the famous Galapagos tortoises.
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$8,750
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Beaches and Bays

Southern & Central Route - 8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise for the entire family on the M/V Origin and experience encounters with the incredible wildlife of Darwin´s islands. Spend your days hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and touring the Southern Islands and visit locations such as Frigatebird Hill, Kicker Rock, …
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Sea lion coming in from a swim
$10,745
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Luxury Eastern Galapagos Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Cormorant II
  • Venture up 375 wooden stairs
  • View a large sea lion colony
  • Snorkel alongside sea turtles
  • Kayak around Kicker Rock
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Cormorant II for an 8-day exploration of the eastern islands of the Galapagos archipelago. This active itinerary allows you to experience all aspects of this unique region. Swim around Bachas Beach, venture up 375 wooden stairs to the summit of Bartolome Island, view a large sea lion …
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Green sea turtle swimming
$7,550
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Islands Circumnavigation - West

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • View a sea lion colony
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel with fish and sea lions
  • Visit the blowhole on Espanola
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for a Galapagos circumnavigation tour. This 8-day adventure visits the islands of Isabela, South Plaza, Espanola, and San Cristobal, and offers stunning encounters with wildlife.
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(Santiago)
$7,550
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Islands Circumnavigation - East

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Explore Witch Hill
  • Swim with reef fish
  • Visit Cormorant Point
  • Snorkel in clear water
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a Galapagos adventure on board the Ocean Spray. This 8-day Circumnavigation explores the islands of Genovesa, Santiago, Floreana, and more. Swim with sea lions, relax on picturesque beaches, and follow walking trails over lava formations and varied vegetation.
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Devil's Crown Galapagos
$107,825
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Private Charter - Central & Genovesa Islands Aboard Petrel

8 Day Itinerary aboard Petrel
  • Explore the Interpretation Center
  • Visit the albatross breeding site
  • Walk through mangroves
  • Snorkel with fish, rays and sharks
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Central and Genovesa Islands of the Galapagos archipelago on the Petrel. On this 8-day private cruise, explore sea-side trails, spot unique wildlife and bird life, admire volcanic formations, and snorkel with sea lions while on your Galapagos tour.
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$5,640
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Visit Mosquera Islet
  • Observe birds on El Barroco
  • Explore Rabida Island
  • Swim & Snorkel at Chinese Hat
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Galapagos cruise takes you beyond the highlights of the western islands with 8 days of exploration and adventure! This cruise features some of the most sought-after destinations in this region. Enjoy the company of friendly sea lions while snorkeling and make friends with the gentle giant …
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Floreana Island
$3,914
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East & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Explore beautiful beaches
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
  • Admire Genovesa's wildlife
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz and more on this incredible 8-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. You are …
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$3,914
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West & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Meet Nazca and red-footed boobies
  • Tour a land iguanas' nesting site
  • Explore Santa Fe's white beaches
  • Snorkel with sea lions
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 8-day adventure that explores the incredible western and central islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, precious Genovesa, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of …
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Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$3,914
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Eastern & Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit Bachas Beach
  • Observe swimming fur seals
  • Set foot on dark-red sand beaches
  • Snorkel at the Bolivar Channel
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Cerro Colorado
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 8-day adventure that explores the incredible eastern and western islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include wildlife-rich Isabela, picturesque Santa Cruz, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the fantastic beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions …
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Galapagos hawk
$3,914
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Snorkel among Galapagos penguins
  • Stop at the volcanic North Seymour
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including Bartolome, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Española, and Floreana. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect …
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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$5,640
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top V
  • Visit Mosquera Islet
  • Observe birds on El Barroco
  • Explore Rabida Island
  • Swim & Snorkel at Chinese Hat
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Galapagos cruise takes you beyond the highlights of the western islands with 8 days of exploration and adventure! This cruise features some of the most sought-after destinations in this region. Enjoy the company of friendly sea lions while snorkeling and make friends with the gentle giant …
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Sea turtle swimming in the clear water
$6,195
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Anahi
  • Hike the Volcano Sierra Negra
  • View lava flows
  • Hike across North Seymour Island
  • Play with sea lions
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this exciting 8-day tour of the Galapagos' incredible western islands! Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. These islands are rich with an abundance of wildlife both in and out of …
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