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Galapagos Land-Based Tour, 6 Days

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Days: 6
From: $ 2790
Effort: Easy to moderate. No experience necessary

Activities: Wildlife interaction, walking, snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing on the beach.

Galapagos Land-Based Tour, 6 Days

For a more in-depth, well-crafted Galapagos wildlife tour, look no further than the 6-Day Opuntia Wildlife Explorer.

Like our five-day Wildlife Discovery tour, this six-day tour moves fluidly between top three islands in the Galapagos. The extra day is spent on Isabela Island, where we’ll hike the highlands of Volcan Sierra Negra and learn more about this sparsely populated island while staying in our flagship Iguana Crossing hotel.

Our naturalist guides will teach you all about the amazing natural history of the Galapagos as you follow in Darwin’s footsteps to explore the living history of evolution. Get ready for face-to-face encounters with the incredibly friendly endemic wildlife of the Galapagos, as well as scenic hikes, world-class snorkeling, amazing vistas and plenty of time to unwind on the stunning tropical beaches.

Our top-rated guides will escort you throughout your journey, and at the end of the day you will relax, dine, and rejuvenate in comfort at the oceanfront Opuntia Hotels.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness breathtaking highland vistas, like the rim of the second-largest caldera in the world
  • Explore the living history of evolution face-to-face with endemic wildlife
  • Incredible snorkeling sites, including the best sea lion encounters in the world
  • Hike through beautiful environments, including an endemic Scalesia forest
  • Relax in style on gorgeous tropical beaches, accompanied by sunbathing marine iguanas
  • Enjoy outstanding comfort, service, and gourmet cuisine at the boutique Opuntia Hotels
  • Our top-rated guides to go in-depth to make every activity interesting, fun, and safe
  • Protect the environment – we practice sustainable methods in all aspects of our tours
  • Support the local economy and get in touch with the local vibe with our land-based tours
  • Flow between islands and activities with minimal transit time and maximum contact



DAY 1: Interpretation Center, Walk and Snorkel Tijeretas – San Cristobal Island
DAY 2: Snorkel the North Coast – San Cristobal Island
DAY 3: Discover Beaches, Lagoons, and Islets – Isaebla Island
DAY 4: Sierra Negra Volcano – Isabela Island
DAY 5: Highlands Exploration – Santa Cruz Island
DAY 6: Visit Charles Darwin Research Station – Santa Cruz Island


Rates for Private tour if:
Number of Guests 1 2 3 4 5 and More
Rate per person in double accommodation $8645 $4803 $3674 $3093 $2790
Single Supplement: $801

Private trips may be confirmed at the date of your choice... contact us to check availability!

Note: rates are valid until December 31/2016.


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


Flights to and from Galapagos, entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 USD p.p. subject to change), Galapagos transit card ($20 USD p.p. subject to change), tips, hotel & restaurant beverages.


This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, inclement weather conditions, and adjustments of Galapagos National Park policy.


SEASON: Year-round
ALTITUDE: 0 – 3,688 feet (1,124 meters) above sea level
WEATHER: During the warm season from January to May, air temperature is around 77 to 83 F (25 to 28 C) at sea level. During the cool season from June to December, air temperature is around 70 to 75 F (21 to 24 C) at sea level. Temperature decreases with altitude.
WATER TEMPERATURE: During the warm season from January to May, water temperature hovers around 77 F (25 C). During the cool season from June to December, average water temperature is about 72 F (22 C). Water temperature also varies significantly by location.
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK: Walking shoes, rain jacket, water bottle, non-cotton trekking clothes, sunblock, sun hat, and repellent.