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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.
$4,471
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Sea kayak and snorkel with wildlife
  • Learn how to prepare ceviche
  • Mountain bike along the coast
  • Stand Up Paddle Board lava channels
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
This 9-day multi-sport adventure allows you to explore the Galapagos through hiking, kayaking, biking, snorkeling, and stand up paddle boarding. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos tour itinerary? Only the most eye-popping wildlife in the world - sea lions, marine …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$6,650
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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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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$2,114
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Amazing Isabela at Scalesia Lodge

Hotel-Based Tour - 5 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter plentiful wildlife
  • Actively explore Isabela
  • Walk along Sierra Negra Volcano
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer an active tour of the Galapagos! Perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, this itinerary allows you to explore the island of Isabela in a unique way. Staying …
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Wooden boardwalk in Bartolome
$3,843
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Galapagos Habitat

Hotel-Based Tour - 6 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Explore South Plaza
  • Hike across North Seymour
  • Admire unique wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Santa Cruz / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz as well as her neighboring islands during this 6-day tour. You will be based out of the comfortable beachfront hotel Galapagos Habitat, with daily ship excursions aboard the Windrose to discover the nearby islands. All of which have unique wildlife and …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,478
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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:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, 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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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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$6,500
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Classic Galapagos Safari & Isabela

7 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Santa Cruz Island
  • Snorkel across Floreana
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Enjoy Isabela's sandy beaches
Starts/ Ends in:
Los Gemelos (Twin Craters) / Las Tintoreras
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. Use the Safari Camp as your comfy basecamp to explore Santa …
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Floreana Island
$3,562
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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
$7,081
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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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Playful sea lions
$3,900
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Galapagos Lodge Adventure

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Walk along Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Encounter plentiful wildlife
  • Explore the Galapagos
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
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 Lodge Adventure Tour! Perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, this itinerary allows you to explore the Galapagos in a unique way. Staying in …
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Green sea turtle swimming
$2,825
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Galapagos Lodge Adventure

Hotel-Based Tour - 6 Day Itinerary
  • Walk along Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Encounter plentiful wildlife
  • Explore the Galapagos
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
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 Lodge Adventure Tour! Perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, this itinerary allows you to explore the Galapagos in a unique way. Staying in …
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Red scarlet macaw in flight
$4,290
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Galapagos & Amazon

13 Day Itinerary
  • Stand in two hemispheres in Quito.
  • Explore wildlife in the Galapagos
  • Go down the Napo River on a canoe.
  • Enjoy a canopy walk in Sacha Lodge
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Lodging and land-based activities in Isabela and Santa Cruz are an exceptional way to explore the Galapagos Islands. Starting in Isabela, hike Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico, two of the most active volcanoes of the archipelago. Visit Tintoreras, an islet formed by lava flows. Continue to Santa Cruz …
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Playful sea lions
$1,584
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Scalesia Lodge Adventure

Hotel-Based Tour - 4 Day Itinerary
  • Encounter plentiful wildlife
  • Actively explore Isabela
  • Walk along Sierra Negra Volcano
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer an active tour of the Galapagos! Perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, this itinerary allows you to explore the island of Isabela in a unique way. Staying …
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Sunset in the Galapagos
$3,050
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Galapagos Habitat

Hotel-Based Tour - 5 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Explore Chinese Hat
  • Discover Dragon Hill
Starts/ Ends in:
Santa Cruz / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day begins by exploring the Santa Cruz highlands to see Galapagos' wildlife firsthand. Based out of the comfortable beachfront hotel, Galapagos Habitat, you'll embark on the Windrose for three incredible day tours, sailing to explore the neighboring islands. Your daily adventures of …
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Sea lion on North Seymour
$1,586
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Galapagos Habitat

Hotel-Based Tour - 3 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Admire unique Galapagos wildlife
  • Visit the Twin Craters
Starts/ Ends in:
Santa Cruz / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This tour takes 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 "Enchanted Islands." Followed by a one-day sailing option and ending your adventure with a visit to the stunning Gemelos, …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$2,318
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Galapagos Habitat

Hotel-Based Tour - 4 Day Itinerary
  • See Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Hike across North Seymour
  • Admire Bartholomew's natural beauty
Starts/ Ends in:
Santa Cruz / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 4-day tour takes 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 "Enchanted Islands," followed by two sailing day tours aboard the Windrose. Travelers stay active with hiking and …
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Mother and child getting close to a sea lion in the Galapagos
$4,830
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Galapagos Family Safari Camp

6 Day Itinerary
  • Snorkel at the Galapagos Islands
  • Visit the beautiful Cerro Mesa
  • Discover Garrapatero Beach
  • Enjoy a unique fishing day
Starts/ Ends in:
Santa Cruz / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Witha variety of activities and engaging educational experiences for both parents and children this spectacular offer all, you're looking for on a Galapagos safari adventure, featuring the highest lodging standards with the most beautiful and charming destinations in Santa Cruz and surrounding …
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Diving among the reef and marine life
$3,720
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Galapagos Dive Safari

5 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy two daily submersions
  • Discover Floreana
  • Admire Bartolome's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Santa Cruz / Galapagos Safari Camp
Activities:
Camping, Land, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Scuba diving in Galapagos is considered to be one of the world´s best. Designed for dive enthusiasts, this program includes two dives per day and a land excursion on arrival featuring luxury camping
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