Galapagos land based adventure holiday

One of our bestselling Galapagos holidays takes you to four islands, guided by fairly paid locals who know all their quietest beauty spots. You’ll have pristine beaches all to yourself – as well as wildlife viewing without the crowds.
Quito Isla San Cristobal Isla Floreana Isla Isabela Isla Santa Cruz
£2755£2416To£3246excluding flights
10 Days
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
Small group
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Single supplement from £345 - £350.
Up to £660 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 14 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 04 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 03 Feb, 10 Feb, 15 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 27 Feb, 02 Mar, 09 Mar, 16 Mar
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Description of Galapagos land based adventure holiday

There are wildlife adventures and then there’s a Galapagos land based adventure holiday and unless you’ve experienced this incredible archipelago, close up, then believe you me, you really don’t know what you’re missing.

Experience the marine and land-based animals that have excited and enthralled biologists and nature lovers since Darwin’s day with opportunities to explore on two feet, two wheels and on-board a boat all adding to the excitement of a Galapagos land based adventure holiday.

From Darwin’s discoveries that inspired his theory of evolution to just marvelling at the wealth of animal activity on: San Cristobal, Floreana, Isabela and Baltra, this ten day Galapagos land based adventure holiday presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to peel back the layers of an untouched natural world.


Price information

£2755£2416To£3246excluding flights
Single supplement from £345 - £350.
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Leader interview

“Most people don't know about the local culture; they don't think anyone lives here - but there are 29,000 people!”

Travel guides

Galapagos wildlife
The behaviour of wildlife on Galápagos does vary, so you may want to take this into consideration – whether you want to play with penguins, swim with ...
Galapagos land-based

Holiday information

Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on holiday.


7 Reviews of Galapagos land based adventure holiday

4.5 out of 5 stars

In depth story review

“I had never seen dolphins in the wild before so that was really cool, and I didn’t really expect to see them because you don’t think of dolphins when you think of the Galapagos Islands.”

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by

A once in a lifetime experience. Every day was another surprising wildlife encounter - snorkeling with penguins and sea turtles, hiking among (and swimming with) the marine iguanas or standing two feet away from a pair of blue footed boobies doing their beautiful, intricate mating dance. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2018 by

Excellent....Arriving in the Galapagos and seeing so many animals so close the first afternoon: blue footed boobies, sea lions and crabs and then so many iguanas. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2018 by

The most memorable was coming face-to-face with sea lions.... actually overcoming my anxiety of snorkelling.. the great 'family' created. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2018 by

The most memorable was being able to experience wildlife up close in their own environment. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2017 by

The most memorable was swimming with sea turtles and seeing dolphins and whales around our boat. The wildlife generally in the Galapagos is great, as is the volcanic landscape. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2017 by

Wildlife - once in a lifetime encounters; especially swimming with sealions, sharks and turtles. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2017 by

Brilliant.....Swimming on beautiful beach Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


The Galapagos was the first natural site to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site - 1979. It is also a Biosphere Reserve and Whale Sanctuary. The Galapagos is a worldwide model for eco-tourism. Here you are able to visit an area of great natural beauty and encounter, at close quarters, animal species that have no fear of humans. Strict regulations govern all tourist activities and are rigidly enforced and tourist numbers are restricted.

For every visitor we take to the Galapagos we donate £25 to the Galapagos Conservation Trust who work to protect and conserve the Galapagos islands. We are also an active member of IGTOA, a non profit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that seek a lasting protection of the Galapagos Islands. We lobby for conservation, fund projects, and promote and practice sustainable tourism.

We don’t use plastic bottled water, no rubbish is left anywhere by us or guides. No wildlife is disturbed and we operate a strict policy leaving the animals and flora alone.


We employ local staff all the way on the trip, only use hotels owned by locals, all the food is sourced locally, we take people to locally-owned restaurants to help keep the money in the islands.

We are supporting two charities, the UK registered charity Amantani - which is very much in keeping with our ethos of small scale, targeted help that is educational & sustainable - and Huchuy Yachaq, a Cusco-based project which we support by paying a for a full time teacher. A percentage of our income goes to support those projects.

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