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Wildlife holidays in Galapagos Islands. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Galapagos Islands wildlife holidays

Galapagos Islands wildlife holidays

Few places on earth have contributed as much to our understanding of the natural world as the Galapagos. A lack of large predators means the wildlife is fearless, and in this remote setting you can swim with sea lions, watch sea iguanas blow salt from their noses and see the famous finches, whose unique beaks revealed the secrets of evolution to Charles Darwin – all with expert naturalist guides. Our Galapagos Islands wildlife holidays will leave you hopping with excitement.

Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
Combine superb hiking with a spectacular wildlife cruise, from £4705 - £7105 (18 days) ex flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
A First Class wildlife cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles', from £3579 - £4279 (12 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $4500 - US $8400 (16 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Amazon wildlife holiday, Ecuador
The ultimate wildlife trip to the Amazon and Galapagos, from US $6190 (16 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Tailor-made land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from £3135 (10 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from £2155 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Excellent selection of small and midsize Galapagos cruises, from £1970 - £3143 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos Islands holiday
Home to many interesting species of endemic wildlife, from £3879 - £4429 (16 days) inc UK flights
Peru and Galapagos holiday
An inspirational tour combining Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos, from £4198 - £4388 (15 days) ex flights
Ecuador highlands tour & Galapagos cruise
Experience Ecuador's stunning highlands and the Galapagos, from £4208 - £4427 (16 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos holiday, tailormade
Discover the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos, from £3595 - £6715 (16 days) ex flights
Galapagos land based adventure holiday
Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, from £1880 - £2250 (10 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise, 6 days
Galapagos cruise, 6 days, from £1323 - £1905 (6 days) ex flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Experience Quito & the Galapagos Islands, from £2200 (11 days) ex flights
Galapagos wildlife holiday
Galápagos Island hopping for active adventurers, from US $3651 - US $5166 (7 days) ex flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
An active Galapagos Islands adventure holiday, from £2133 (10 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos Island holiday
South America's archaeological and natural jewels, from £4529 - £4929 (17 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos cruises
Cruise the Galapagos Islands on sailing boats and yachts, from £1567 - £4157 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos multi activity holiday
An amazing adventure Galapagos Multi-sports, from £2350 (7 days) ex flights
Peru & the Galapagos holidays
The stunning ecosystems of the Amazon and the Galapagos, from £4200 (15 days) ex flights
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands luxury holiday
The ultimate trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos, from £5908 (16 days) ex flights
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands holiday
An 11-day journey straddling the centre of the world, from £2800 (11 days) ex flights
Galapagos Islands cruise, on a shoestring
Experience the Galapagos Islands with this great value cruise, from £2814 (12 days) ex flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure tour
Mysterious Machu Picchu & amazing Galápagos Islands, from US $6123 - US $7968 (13 days) ex flights
Galapagos 2 week cruise, Ecuador
The ultimate Galapagos wildlife cruise, from £5079 - £5479 (19 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Ecuador
A life-time experience with the Amazing Huaorani People, from US $3200 (13 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Ecuador cruise holiday
Perfect wildlife Galapagos cruise and Quito holiday, from £3435 (10 days) ex flights
Galapagos and Ecuador small group holiday
Natural wonders & amazing culture in Ecuador & the Galapagos, from £3670 (14 days) ex flights
Ecuador and Galapagos holiday
Three unforgettable wildlife experiences in one holiday, from £4345 - £4555 (17 days) ex flights
Galapagos tailor made adventure holiday
Explore Galapagos Islands; active tour and cosy hotels, from £1520 (9 days) ex flights

62 reviews for Wildlife holidays in Galapagos Islands4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Wildlife holidays in Galapagos Islands reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
Excellent. The guides, accommodation, food, wildlife was better than I had expected...our guides were all local and very good at their job. (more)Sam Taylor
The wildlife was just awesome! Even more amazing than we'd expected! The crew were fantastic - really friendly and welcoming and the guides were exceptional. (more)Christine Ennew
Most memorable was swimming with sea lions, but actually it was all brilliant. (more)Bryn Parry
From £2155 excluding flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
It was the culmination of lifetime dream.......top of my 'bucket list'..... Definitely NOT to be missed......Fabulous !! (more)Sandra Clegg
Very well structured between 3 South American countries and 3 very different experiences. Wherever possible our guides made sure any benefits went back to the local community. (more)Bruce and Kerry Taylor
It was truly the holiday of a lifetime with unique experiences that i will treasure. That was helped by a very well organised crew and an inspirational guide who was in love with his islands. (more)Debbie Cowburn
From £4705 - £7105 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
Snorkelling with the wonderful under-sea creatures - as well as scores of beautiful fishes, I swam with marine iguanas and sea turtles. Plus the kayaking was a high point for me. (more)Camilla Reeve
From £2133 excluding flights
Galapagos holiday cruise options
Really there are no words to express how wonderful my holiday was. You have to experience it yourself to appreciate it...the most exciting part was seeing the animals on the Galapagos & swimming with the sea turtles. (more)Sy Schwartz
The most memorable part was swimming with sealions and turtles in the Galapagos. (more)Elaine Edmondson
From £1970 - £3143 excluding flights
Galapagos cruises
The first day arriving in Galapagos and seeing the sea turtles, snorkelling, swimming next to sealions was the most memorable part of this holiday. (more)Miss D.D
The most memorable parts were seeing and swimming with many of the wildlife including penguins, sea lions, dolphins. Driving through ocean surrounded by volcanoes on all sides. (more)Matt Hayden
Visiting one of the most unique places left on earth, and seeing how protective tours and the park authorities are keeping it that way, were most memorable. Amazing and excellent - truly a trip of a lifetime, and one of the few times one can genuinely use the word 'awesome'. (more)Ayesha Kyari
From £1567 - £4157 excluding flights
Galapagos holidays, Ecuador
Swimming with giant sea turtles and being woken up at 2.30am to watch a volcano erupt! Absolutely amazing! (more)Joanna Rapley
Very good. (more)Martyn Todd
For me, each new encounter with an animal/bird/sea creature I had not seen before was exciting. (more)Karen Morrow
From £3579 - £4279 including UK flights
Ecuador holiday, Quito & the Galapagos
Memorable parts? Swimming with sea-lions in the Galapagos. Tips? Don't delay! There wasn't anything I could fault. Local benefits? Yes - local guides were used in each city and also for the boat crew. The boat was classified as an eco-catamaran. Overall rating? Excellent. Very sad to have had to leave. (more)Sarah Hext
From £2200 excluding flights
Galapagos 2 week cruise, Ecuador
Memorable parts? The fantastic wildlife. The friendly crew. The very knowlable guide. Tips? If travelling alone - pay the extra for your own cabin. Take as little as possible - you can always rinse things out & dry them! A couple of pairs of shorts or trousers & a couple of t-shirts, GOOD soled shoes & sandles. 60+ Sun block, Deet. AND CAMERA(s) Don't spend money on new clothes before you go! Local benefits? The locals certainly appeared to make the most of the tourist trade!!!!!!... (more)Margaret Dolan
From £5079 - £5479 including UK flights
Ecuador and Galapagos holiday
Memorable parts? Zip-Lining in the Cloud Forest but the Galapagos was amazing. Tips? Definitely take a torch, wet weather clothing and a sense of humour. Local benefits? Yes, definitely. Overall rating? Brilliant but the cloud forest was a bit disappointing as we had continual rain and saw very few animals or birds. This also occurred in the Amazon. We were told by the operator that rain was minimal with short bursts. Obviously a joke. (more)Anne Goffin
From £4345 - £4555 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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