Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Travel Tours & Trips

Waved albatrosses and boobies on Espanola Island
Snorkelling in the volcanic cone of Devil’s Crown
Post Office Bay on Floreana
Frigatebird spotting
Puerto Ayora
Sullivan Bay's black lava field
Sombrero Chino
Bartolome's lunar-like landscape
The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Earth's Great Wildlife Extravaganza. Underwater, on land and in the air, the Galapagos presents a simply staggering portrait of nature at its greatest. See giant tortoises, icon of the islands, then walk along trails past innumerable marine iguanas. Share a beach with sea lion colonies, then watch the courtship rituals of the beautiful albatross. Take a swim in the waters, catching sight of penguins, sharks and a rainbow of tropical fish while sea lions dart towards you, bold as brass and hoping to play. Back on the boat, and dolphins surf the bow waves while blue-footed boobies make their plummeting dives into the waters and red-breasted frigatebirds wait, ready to commit their spectacular acts of aerial piracy. When you walk down the main street in Puerto Ayora, the archipelago's largest town, and see pelicans and sea lions, you know you're somewhere that has a glorious abundance of wildlife!

    Trips & tours in Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)

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    From US $3225

    Glimpse of Galapagos - Central Islands - 6 days

    This short journey is the perfect introduction to the amazing and varied wildlife that call the Galapagos Islands home, it is astounding how close our...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $3225

    Glimpse of Galapagos - Northern Islands - 6 days

    This short journey is the perfect introduction to the amazing and varied wildlife that call the Galapagos Islands home, it is astounding how close our...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $3660

    Galapagos Escapade - Southern Islands - 7 days

    The Galapagos are not only a world-famous haven for wildlife, but an incredible archipelago of diverse islands that each offer different experiences. From...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $3660

    Galapagos Escapade - Northern Islands - 7 days

      For some of the best snorkelling in the Galapagos, head to The Devil’s Crown, just north of Cormorant Point. The Crown consists of an almost...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $5385

    Galapagos Panorama - Southern Islands - 10 days

    The Galapagos are not only a world-famous haven for wildlife, but an incredible archipelago of diverse islands that each offer different experiences. From...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $5385

    Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands - 10 days

      In 1535 the Galapagos Islands were discovered by Fray Tomas de Berlanga, the Bishop of Panama. In 1835, Charles Darwin first arrived on the HMS Beagle....
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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    From US $8670

    Peruvian Wonders & the Galapagos - 24 days

      Your home in the Galapagos is the Queen Bea, and she’ll take you from island to island in comfort and style. Each room has an ensuite, air...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Peru
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    From US $9660

    Empire of the Incas & the Galapagos - 23 days

      The floating islands of Lake Titicaca are made from totora reeds, and walking on them is somewhat like setting foot on a waterbed. The root of the...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Peru
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    From US $3505

    Galapagos Discovery- Hotel Based - 11 days

    Of all the islands in the Galapagos, it’s Floreana that has the most colourful human history. Originally a penal colony, it’s home to the...
    Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
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  • Why we love Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)

    • It seems every new beach, lagoon, hillside and outcrop you visit is host to an abundance of amazing looking creatures unperturbed by your presence.
    • From 2013 all our Galapagos trips will be aboard Peregrine’s new vessel, the Queen Beatriz. She has large cabins which all feature ensuites, air conditioning and ocean views, with some cabins offering private balconies. There’s an outdoor jacuzzi and two bar areas perfect for soaking up the incredible island views after a fun day cruising the islands. While the comfy lounge area is the perfect spot to take in the daily briefings and presentations on the wildlife and history of the Galapagos.
    • For twitchers, a highlight of the Galapagos is the nesting grounds of the waved albatross on Espanola Island. The birds nest on a cliff, and you can stand on the edge of it and watch these amazing creatures with a huge wingspan, flying right towards you
    • Share a beach with sea lion colonies, then watch the courtship rituals of the beautiful albatross
    • Take a swim in the waters, catching sight of penguins, sharks and a rainbow of tropical fish while sea lions dart towards you, bold as brass and hoping to play
    • Walk down the main street in Puerto Ayora, the archipelago's largest town, and see pelicans and sea lions

    Safety information

    Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Peregrine and Geckos, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please inform us immediately by contacting the emergency contact number detailed in these trip notes.

  • From our Blog

    The Galapagos Islands: the alternative safari

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    Your ultimate 2015 guide to the Galapagos Islands

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    Image of the week: the land before time

    Galapagos seal | Photo courtesy of Steve Mortimer

    The Galapagos' one-of-a-kind ecology is due in part to the confluence of currents that surround the isles. There are in fact five oceans that collide in the surrounding water, creating unpredictable tides and...

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    The other Galapagos

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