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Red crabs
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Galapagos Islands Vacations

Discover a world before man on a life-changing expedition to the remote Galápagos, a fabled island paradise forged from fire, whose fearless endemic inhabitants continue to astonish all who visit and change the world in its way of thinking.
Santa Cruz
Get to the heart of the Galápagos on Santa Cruz, a mismatching volcanic quilt of landscapes. Explore pit craters, sandy beaches, mangroves and cacti thickets, and walk alongside giant tortoises through lush endemic Scalesia forests or through surreal lava tunnels.
North Seymour
A small, uninhabited isle forged of lava pillows and low shrubland by heat and time, North Seymour really packs a punch when it comes to nature. Colonies of sea lions, iconic blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas dominate its rocky shore.
Bartolomé
A spectrum of metallic hues ripple through the volcanic formations of Bartolomé, where cool currents bring in Galápagos penguins and green turtles to nest and breed. Catch your breath at its summit, and look across the entire archipelago.
Fernandina
A perfectly preserved pocket of flora and fauna, a masterpiece of geology, and an utterly untouched corner of the planet. Set foot here and witness volcanic activity and a mind-blowing array of endemic species.
Floreana
Floreana’s remarkable wildlife is rivaled only by the engrossing human history of the island: its unique stories of settlers, whalers, and pirates. Discover the curious origins of its inhabitants and dive headfirst into species-rich waters.
Española
Endemic lava lizards and the rare waved albatross are just some of the highlights of the southernmost Galápagos island; don snorkel and mask, explore the tropical world beneath the waves amongst parrotfish and white-tipped reef sharks.
Isabela
Formed by a dramatic chain of volcanoes, Isabela is the largest Galápagos island; prepare to be staggered by its jagged skyline and leggy red mangroves, casting stark contrast against the fragility of the frigates, pelicans, and penguins.
San Cristobal
A relic of extinct volcanoes and home to the Galápagos’ political seat, only freshwater supply, and thriving port town, San Cristobal has a gripping human history as well as a kaleidoscopic range of bird and marine life.
Galapagos Lodge
All-inclusive land-based lodge stays on one of the Galápagos' four inhabited islands with day trips to the others is a great option for those seeking secluded and relaxing romance, or a more energetic vacation, with a plethora of biking, hiking and snorkeling opportunities available.
Expedition Cruise
The only way to visit the most remote, uninhabited and iconic islands of the archipelago, a cruise of the Galápagos Islands is a transcendental journey into the mind of Darwin himself, an epiphanic expedition that makes you feel differently about the world and our place in it.
Wildlife Photography
The famously fearless endemic species of Galápagos present amateur and expert wildlife photographers alike with some of the best photo opportunities on earth, striking the most nonchalant of poses on volcanic cinder pedestals against stunningly stark seascapes.
Blissful Beaches
Known only to sunbathing sea lions and nesting sea turtles, the Galapágos’ blissfully deserted, multi-colored beaches are some of the best in the world, serene sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling seascapes of paradisiacal powdery white, black, red and olivine sands.
Culinary Delights
The archipelago may be famed for its animal magnetism, but its gastronomic appeal is growing, with its abundant fresh seafood combined with exotic Amazonian fruits and Andean staples from the Ecuadorian mainland creating mouthwatering dishes like Gálapagos ceviche and encebollado soup.
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Why Visit the Galápagos Islands?

Choosing a Galapagos Islands vacation is to tread in the legendary footsteps of pioneering Charles Darwin, who visited the Galápagos aboard the HMS Beagle nearly 200 years ago, sparking an entirely new way of thinking about life on Earth. The isolation of this remarkable archipelago, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, has made it a safe haven for extraordinary endemic species, evolutionary marvels so fearless of man that such close-up encounters are what make Galapagos vacations so enticing.

Stay in a luxury lodge in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz where boulder-like giant tortoises roam or step aboard a boutique yacht and cruise the Galápagos‘ enchanted isles where salt-snorting marine iguanas span surf and sand, tiny-winged cormorants have forsaken flight to swim amongst playful sea lion pups, and blue-footed boobies entrance all those who visit with their intricate dance.

Galapagos Vacation Packages

Our custom Galápagos tours have been carefully crafted with enriching private excursions and thoughtful routes honed with years of in-destination experience. Browse our best Galápagos Islands vacation packages below and begin an unforgettable journey tailored uniquely to you.

Galapagos Experiences

Cruises

The only way to explore the furthermost corners and remotest islands of Galápagos is by cruise ship. Our hand-picked Galápagos cruise fleet features only the most remarkable of expedition vessels – luxury yachts, contemporary catamarans, and timeless sailing boats – all operated by preeminent pioneers of the region who offer exceptional itineraries, unrivaled knowledge and utmost levels of service.

Cormorant ship Galapagos
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Cormorant I

Perfect for honeymoons, couples, or groups of friends, the luxury catamaran Cormorant is a real gem.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,629 USD
Infinity at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Infinity

A stunning yacht offering varied itineraries amid real luxury and supreme style.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,429 USD
Ship at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Elite

An exquisite high-end catamaran that will take your breath away with its beauty.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,979 USD
Ship at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Endemic

A sleek and stylish catamaran setting a new standard for luxury in the Galapagos Islands.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,979 USD
Alya seen from the water level
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Alia

A smooth riding and luxurious catamaran offering 5 and 6 day cruises in the Galapagos Islands.
5 - 6 Days
From
$2,808 USD
Camila at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Camila

A luxury trimaran offering cabins with balconies and one of the smoothest rides in the Galapagos.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,389 USD
Coral cruise ship at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Coral I & II

Gorgeous, comfortable sister yachts with Jacuzzis, a cozy atmosphere and charming social areas.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,769 USD
Petrel ship seen from the water level
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Petrel

Stylish, luxury cruising aboard a chic catamaran designed to sail the waters of the Galapagos.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,389 USD
Eco Galaxy seen from above
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Eco Galaxy

Sustainable cruises and exceptional eco-friendly adventures that help support local foundations.
5 - 6 Days
From
$2,609 USD
Galaxy at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Galaxy

Spacious, first class yacht with stunning features and eco-friendly Smart Planet certification.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,819 USD
Ship at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Natural Paradise

A stylish and polished ship boasting an extremely high level of personal service.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,929 USD
Legend seen from above
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Galapagos Legend

An immense vessel beyond expectations, from vast exteriors to abundant amenities including a pool.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,839 USD
Exterior Of The Passion Yacht, Galapagos
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Passion Yacht

Once private yacht turned VIP Galapagos vessel with unrivaled service and commitment to conservation.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,079 USD
Exterior Of The Ocean Spray Cruise in Galapagos
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Ocean Spray

A luxuriously elegant mega-catamaran with huge sundeck, Jacuzzi, and sensational al fresco dining.
4 - 8 Days
From
$3,389 USD
Calipso at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Calipso

A luxury-class yacht offering fantastic service and well-designed social areas.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,429 USD
Ship bow
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Grand Majestic

This luxury yacht is renowned for her speed, covering larger areas of the Galapagos in shorter time.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,729 USD
Isabela II seen from the water level
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Isabela II

The perfect, intimate vessel for couples to enjoy Darwin's islands in luxurious comfort.
5 - 7 Days
From
$3,799 USD
La Pinta Galapagos Cruise Vessel
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

La Pinta

A sophisticated, upscale Galapagos travel experience combining premium service and adventure.
5 - 7 Days
From
$5,009 USD
Ship with sails
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Mary Anne

Follow in the wake of explorers past on a truly classic sailing ship, an elegant 3-mast barquentine.
8 Days
From
$4,200 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Nemo III

Iconic sailing catamaran specializing in intimate and authentic Galapagos sailing adventures.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,479 USD
Ship with sails down
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Nemo II

The Nemo II offers you all the thrills without completely discarding the frills!
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,119 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Treasure of Galapagos

A mega catamaran with private balconies and personal attention, perfect for special occasions.
5 - 7 Days
From
$3,579 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Solaris Yacht

Spacious and comfortable first-class motor yacht with intrepid itineraries to remote visitor sites.
4 - 8 Days
From
$2,579 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Seaman Journey

Boutique catamaran navigating Galapagos' waters with superior comfort, size, style, and stability.
4 - 15 Days
From
$2,129 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador
Private Charter

Stella Maris Yacht

A supreme luxury private charter only option for those who really want to live like kings.
8 Days +
Day
$22,500 USD
Santa Cruz II at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Santa Cruz II

A spacious, state-of-the-art Galapagos ship with exceptional service to indulge every type of traveler.
5 - 7 Days
From
$4,099 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Sea Star Yacht

An award-winning, contemporary Galapagos yacht offering adventure cruise journeys in upscale comfort.
5 - 15 Days
From
$2,839 USD
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Integrity Yacht

Classic luxury yacht offering intimate, rewarding adventures in uncompromising comfort and safety.
8 Days
From
$7,669 USD
Evolution at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Evolution

This beautiful mid-sized boat offers highly exclusive longer itineraries in luxurious surroundings.
8 Days
From
$6,700 USD
Grace at sea
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Grace

A once royal, luxury yacht steeped in history and romance, ideal for celebrating special occasions.
8 Days
From
$7,800 USD
Origin Cruise vessel
  • Galapagos
  • Ecuador

Origin & Theory

Incredibly high level luxury cruising aboard stunning, state of the art twin vessels.
8 - 15 Days
From
$8,450 USD

What Our Customers are Saying

Rainforest Cruises put together a fantastic 3 week trip which allowed us to experience the Amazon rainforest, do a Galapagos cruise, visit the 'Center of the Earth', have guided visits to cities and ancient ruins, etc. We were well looked after at every twist and turn during this unforgettable trip. We would highly recommend Jeremy and company at Rainforest Cruises.
- Alan C.
We arrived home late yesterday after the most amazing vacation ever! I wanted to thank you for your excellent choices and for organizing the trip. Every flight and transfer went extremely smoothly and the selected hotels, tours, and the Galapagos cruise was fantastic. Again, thanks for helping us organize a vacation that we will never forget.
- Laurie B.
Snorkeling In Galapagos With Turtle
The Galapagos Islands inspired us to think differently about the World! The wildlife we saw up close and personal was awesome. It's hard to remember it all. We were looking for an experience to get us as close as possible to the natural world of the Galapagos and we certainly got it on the Galapagos Legend.
- Anna D.
Expedition Cruise in the Galapagos Whale Watching
Every island visit was just 'us'. Food was varied and delicious and the overall experience incredible. 8 days was a really good length of time to really feel the nature of the Galapagos. We only missed one species – the Albatross! The crew was supportive, helpful and very skilled. They really supported us in having a positive adventure.
- Sharon K.
Young woman on the beach in Galapagos

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