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Galapagos Land Based Tour, 5 Days

Next Departures
  • September, 27− Oct 01
  • October, 16−20
  • November, 13−17
  • December, 11−15

Book Now and we´ll give you a free night at the 5-star luxury Swissotel before your trip.

If non of these departures are suitable for you contact us to check availability on a private tour at the dates of your choice!

Contact us for Galapagos Land Based Tour, 5 Days
Days: 5
From: $ 2025
Effort: Easy to Moderate

Activities: Walking, swimming, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing

Galapagos Land Based Tour, 5 Days

The  Galapagos Wildlife Discover is our most requested Galapagos land based tour! Following Charles Darwin´s footsteps and observing endemic wildlife is what this Galapagos tour is about! Relax on white sand beaches next to sea lions, snorkel with exotic and colorful tropical fish in one of the best marine reserves on the planet and trek in the land of the giant Galapagos tortoise! Bilingual, naturalist guides will walk with you though this iconic and incredible experience while our beautiful waterfront hotels compliment your stay with quality service and personal attention. You´ll discover the experience of a lifetime!

Join one of our fixed departures or request your own private trip at the date of your choice!

Book Now and we´ll give you a free night at the 5-star luxury Swissotel before your trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Great Galapagos land based option!
  • Swim with sea turtles, sea lions, penguins, sharks, rays, and countless fish.
  • Learn about evolution as you meet finches, mockingbirds, boobies, penguins, endemic plants, giant tortoises, land iguanas, and marine iguanas.
  • Hike an endemic forest of scalesia trees, a long-lost relative of daisy flowers.
  • Relax on sandy beaches amongst sea lions and marine iguanas.
  • Every step of your journey is expertly led by top-rated naturalist guides.
  • Enjoy the exceptional service, waterfront location, decor, privacy, and world class dining of the finest boutique hotels in the Galapagos.
  • Support local communities through this eco-friendly, sustainable program.



Day 1: Arrival to San Cristobal, Visit the Interpretation Center, Hike and Snorkel at Darwin Bay

DAY 2: Wildlife and Snorkel along the northern coast of San Cristobal Island

DAY 3: Discover Beaches, Lagoons, and Islets in Isabela Island

Day 4: Tortoises, Lava Tunnels, Pirates, and Endemic Forests in Santa Cruz Island

DAY 5: Visit Charles Darwin Research Station and Return Flight

This Itinerary is offered on set departures or you can book it as a private tour!

Lodging: Opuntia waterfront Hotels

INCLUDED: Accommodations in the premium Opuntia Galapagos Hotels; all meals as described (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner); professional bilingual Galapagos naturalist guide; all sea, land and inter-island air transportation.

NOT INCLUDED: Our Galapagos Tour does NOT include flights to and from Galapagos; entrance fee to Galapagos National Park: USD 100 p/p (subject to change); Galapagos transit card: USD 20 p/p (subject to change); tips; hotel & restaurant beverages; personal expenses.

NOTE: This Galapagos tour is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last-minute weather conditions, and adjustments of Galapagos National Park policy.


BOAT TRAVEL TIME: 2 to 3 hours


PADDLE, HIKING, OR ACTIVITY DURATION: 2 to 4 hours per activity

SEASON: All year

ALTITUDE: 0 – 3,700 feet (1,124 m) above sea level

AVERAGE TEMPERTATURES: December to May: 80ºF to 90ºF / 25ºC to 30ºC. June to September: 60ºF to 70ºF / 15ºC to 20ºC. October to December: 70ºF to 80ºF / 15ºC to 25ºC.

WATER TEMPERATURE: The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 65ºF and 85ºF.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: Hiking shoes, water sandals, rain jacket, flashlight, water bottle, non-cotton trekking gear, sun block, hat, and mosquito repellent.