Galápagos Islands

Marvel at
Mother Nature’s spectacle on these storied islands

Almost everyone goes to the Galápagos for those bewitching critters—proud blue-footed boobies, lolling seals, enormous tortoises. What surprises many of our travelers is the marvelous mix of landscapes, from cloud-forested mountains to beachy outposts. Our trips give you plenty of time to appreciate both flora and fauna, be it snorkeling with merrily circling sea lions or hiking beside an extinct volcano. What will stick with you long after you return home, we suspect, is the serenity of this unvarnished slice of Mother Nature.

Your journey to the Galápagos Islands can vary in numerous ways: the route of the boat, the number and order of islands visited, the type of accommodations (at sea and/or on land), and more. Our experts have sussed out the best options and itineraries to get you started. See our comparison chart for a quick look at what's possible.