Choosing the Right Galápagos Trip

The first step is easy: you know you want to see the incomparable Galápagos Islands. The next step—the planning—is where it gets complicated. Land- or sea-based accommodations? Time of year? Type of boats and activities? Our Ecuador aficionados are happy to walk you through the bevy of options to find the one best suited to you and your preferences. Read on for their primer or, for a quick overview, see their handy comparison chart.

Cruise Aboard a Small or Mid-Size Ship

GeoEx Galapagos Cruises

Cruise through the Galápagos aboard a top-notch, 20- or 48-passenger ship—small enough to offer an intimate sense of being on the high seas, large enough to provide great comfort, stability, and a host of amenities. You'll island hop and meet iguanas, penguins, tortoises, and more during hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling outings led by expert naturalist guides. Learn more >

Explore from an Island Retreat

Galapagos with GeoEx

Experience the archipelago's wonders based from the sublime Galápagos Safari Camp, a unique highland retreat modeled after Africa's luxury tented camps. After naturalist-led wildlife excursions by foot, kayak, bike, and 40-foot yacht, you'll savor delectable cuisine, gracious hospitality, hammock and pool time, and sleeping to the sounds of the cloud forest. See A Private Galápagos Safari >

Sail by 16-Passenger Charter Yacht

GeoEx Galapagos Charters

Invite your closest family and friends on a private luxury catamaran adventure in the Galápagos. Together you'll snorkel with sea lions, kayak among sea turtles, commune with blue-footed boobies, and hike to gorgeous beaches and volcanoes. It's the most personalized, exclusive way to delve into this otherworldly place. Learn more about private charters in the Galápagos >

Overnights at Land & Sea

Galapagos with GeoEx

Get the best of both Galápagos-exploring worlds: five nights aboard a luxury 16-passenger catamaran (shared with like-minded travelers) and two nights at the Galápagos Safari Camp. See our Land & Sea sample itinerary >

Combine the Galápagos & Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu with GeoEx

Boasting four World Heritage Sites, there is no other adventure in our roster of South American ramblings that packs in such a variance of epic highlights. Combining a weeklong voyage in the Galápagos with time in the Incan heartland of Peru offers the richest combination of cultural and natural history imaginable. See the sample itinerary >