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Explore the Galapagos Islands with Adventure Life on one of these 104 extraordinary hiking trips for 2024 and 2025. The Galapagos Islands are a unique destination, filled with an incredible variety of wildlife that can't be found anywhere else. From sea lions and iguanas to giant tortoises, you'll experience nature at its finest as you traverse the islands' rugged terrain. But it's not just about animals; the islands offer spectacular views from lush rainforests to white sand beaches. As you explore this enchanted archipelago, your journey will take you to South Plaza Island, where sea lions bask in the sun along dramatic cliffs and turquoise waters teem with colorful fish. With Adventure Life's commitment to safety, sustainable travel, and local community engagement, you can be sure your exploration of this incredible landscape will be enriching and responsible. Our Galapagos hiking trips start at $1,881 for adventures of 5 to 15 days. Get ready to explore one of Earth's most captivating places! Contact one of our Galapagos hiking specialists for help planning your next seamless trip today!
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Lounging iguana on South Plaza Island, Galapagos
$275
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South Plazas Island and Carrion Point

1 Day Itinerary aboard Galaxy Daily
  • Snorkel in Galapagos' marine life
  • Admire views in Carrion Point
  • Explore the opuntia cactus forest
Starts / Ends:
South Plaza Island / Punta Carrion
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a one-day memorable cruise to South Plazas Island and Carrion Point with Galaxy Daily. Begin your day with a dry landing on the south plaza, where friendly sea lions will welcome you on the shore. Take a leisurely walk through the opuntia cactus forest, admiring the unique backdrop it …
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A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos
$275
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Carrion Point and South Plazas Island

1 Day Itinerary aboard Galaxy Daily
  • Snorkel in Galapagos' marine life
  • Admire views in Carrion Point
  • Explore the opuntia cactus forest
Starts / Ends:
Punta Carrion / South Plaza Island
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on Galaxy Daily to a memorable Sunday cruise in the Galapagos Islands'Carrion Point and South Plazas Island like no other. The day starts from Itabaca Channel, where you board the Galaxy Daily headed to Carrion Point. Here, dive into the turquoise waters and discover the fascinating …
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Iconic wildlife of the Galapagos sunning themselves
$6,745
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East & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Explore Chinese Hat
  • Observe the Galapagos tortoise
  • Discover Pinnacle Rock
  • Observe North Seymour's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise to the Eastern and Central Islands of the Galapagos, visiting some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Floreana. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate birds, iguanas, and enjoy …
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South Plaza Island
$8,195
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Central East Islands

Baltra - San Cristobal - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore the Santa Cruz highlands
  • Hike to Bartolomé's summit
  • Land at South Plaza for forest walk
  • Greet playful sea lions
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a remarkable 5-day cruise aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise through the captivating Central East Galapagos Islands. Board the vessel at Baltra then explore Santa Cruz's highlands, witness giant tortoises in their natural habitat, and venture into underground lava tunnels. At …
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The Grace
$172,200
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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:
Hiking, Kayaking, 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
$9,950
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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:
Hiking, Kayaking, 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 resting on Red Sesuvium
$12,995
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Central East & Southern Islands

Baltra roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Visit Rábida's red sand beach
  • See marine iguanas at Punta Pitt
  • Encounter wildlife at Isla Lobos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise to explore the Central East & Southern Galápagos Islands. Witness giant tortoises and lava tunnels on Santa Cruz, discover Rábida's red sand beach and unique palo santo trees and encounter diverse wildlife on South Plaza and Santa …
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Meeting giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$275,405
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Private Charter - Western & Eastern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore Tagus Cove
  • Marvel at Urbina Bay
  • Visit Santa Cruz highlands
  • Encounter diverse wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on a private 9-day, exciting trip to the Western and Eastern Galapagos Islands aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise, starting with a flight to Baltra Island. Explore Bachas Beach for relaxation and wildlife encounters, including sea turtles. Discover Tagus Cove and Urbina Bay, spotting …
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Bartolome Island and Pinnacle Rock
$246,905
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Private Charter - Central East & Southern Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Visit Rábida's red sand beach
  • See marine iguanas at Punta Pitt
  • Encounter wildlife at Isla Lobos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on aprivate8-day Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise to explore the Central East & Southern Galápagos Islands. Witness giant tortoises and lava tunnels on Santa Cruz, discover Rábida's red sand beach and unique palo santo trees and encounter diverse wildlife on South Plaza and …
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$155,705
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Private Charter - Central East Islands Aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore the Santa Cruz highlands
  • Hike to Bartolomé's summit
  • Land at South Plaza for forest walk
  • Greet playful sea lions
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a remarkable private5-day cruise aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise through the captivating Central East Galapagos Islands. Board the vessel at Baltra then explore Santa Cruz's highlands, witness giant tortoises in their natural habitat, and venture into underground lava tunnels. …
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Balcony
$93,290
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Ocean Spray

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Snorkel with turtles, rays and fish
  • Explore Urbina Bay
  • Hike along lava paths
  • Take a trail along Lake Darwin
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of the Galapagos Western Islands on board the 16-passenger Ocean Spray. This 6-day private cruise explores the Baltra, Isabela, Santa Cruz, and South Plaza. Immerse yourself in the clear blue water and admire the ever-curious sea lions, and famed blue-footed boobieswith your …
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Sun Deck
$123,790
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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:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, 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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Cruise the Galapagos on the Corals
$7,413
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Galapagos Islands Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Snorkel & swim at Bartolome Island
  • Visit Mosquera Islet's sea lions
  • Hike across Española Island
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Circumnavigate the Galapagos islands on this 15-day voyage. Take in the best the archipelago has to offer, visiting Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago, North Seymour, Santa Fe, South Plaza, San Cristobal, Española, and Floreana Islands.Wildlife viewing opportunities abound …
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Lounging iguana on South Plaza Island, Galapagos
$14,495
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Western & Eastern Islands

Baltra - San Cristobal - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise
  • Explore Tagus Cove
  • Marvel at Urbina Bay
  • Visit Santa Cruz highlands
  • Encounter diverse wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on a 9-day, exciting trip to the Western and Eastern Galapagos Islands aboard the Hermes Ultra Luxury Cruise, starting with a flight to Baltra Island. Explore Bachas Beach for relaxation and wildlife encounters, including sea turtles. Discover Tagus Cove and Urbina Bay, spotting flightless …
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$39,450
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Private Charter - Southern Islands aboard Calipso

4 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Discover South Plaza
  • Admire Baroness Viewing Point
  • Visit The Museum of Natural History
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Southern Islands, home to abundant wildlife of the Galapagos on this incredible 4-day private yacht journey aboard the Calipso. Explore the islands of South Plaza, Santa Fe, Floreana, and Santa Cruz. Encounter sharks, sea lions, land iguanas, giant tortoises, abundant bird life and more …
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Sea lions on Fernandina Island
$2,845
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Southern Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Calipso
  • Discover South Plaza
  • Admire Baroness Viewing Point
  • Visit The Museum of Natural History
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Southern Islands, home to abundant wildlife of the Galapagos on this 4-day journey aboard the Calipso. Explore the islands of South Plaza, Santa Fe, Floreana, and Santa Cruz. Encounter sharks, sea lions, land iguanas, giant tortoises, abundant bird life and more as you hike, snorkel …
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Young Nazca Booby with hikers
$2,745
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Southern Islands

Baltra Roundtrip - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Angel
  • Explore the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Spot blue-footed boobies
  • Stroll along Gardner Bay
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 4-day cruise in the Southern Islands aboard the Galapagos Angel. Begin with a flight to Baltra in the Galapagos. A Galapagos Angel staff member greets you and transports you on a private bus. The firstexcursion takes you to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz, characterized by Scalesia …
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Giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$38,450
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Private Charter - Southern Islands Aboard Galapagos Angel

4 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Angel
  • Explore the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Spot blue-footed boobies
  • Stroll along Gardner Bay
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 4-day private cruise in the Southern Islands aboard Galapagos Angel. Begin with a flight to Baltra in the Galapagos. A Galapagos Angel staff member greets you and transports you on a private bus. The firstexcursion takes you to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz, characterized by Scalesia …
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