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Customized Galapagos Land Tours

Our fully guided, land based Galapagos tours feature exclusive itineraries and multiple activity options to let you discover the islands at your pace. Be as active or relaxed as you wish. Stay in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island amid tortoises, or beachfront at eco Galapagos Islands hotels. Add a stay pre or post Galapagos cruise, or explore fully by land and day boat. Each of our Galapagos Islands land based tours are focused on experiencing iconic wildlife up close, away from tourist crowds. By night, return to upscale Galapagos Islands hotels and lodges for a delicious meal, a dip in the pool or a walk through town. Use these Galapagos land tours as a starting point, or describe your perfect vacation to our crew and we’ll make your Galapagos land based tour dream a reality. Our Galapagos hotel packages are fully customizable for your travel group, budget, activity preferences and more.

Located on the equator, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are a wonderland of nature. Animals such as Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguanas, flightless cormorant and Galapagos penguins are uniquely accessible to curious travelers. Galapagos land tours use hotels based on the main inhabited islands, but also explore the uninhabited national park islands via day boat. Seek out isolated beaches and highlands that are chock full of animals and wildlife, and empty of tourist crowds. Our Galapagos adventure tours offer the best way to experience the remote, wild yet fragile wilderness while staying on land, since the focus of your explorations will be away from busy ports. Yet flexible itineraries include time to explore Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island or Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island, the archipelago’s two largest settlements, if you wish.

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We are award-winning specialists who have been planning Galapagos Islands land based tours for years. Our experience will inform your options and help you compare among your many choices for Galapagos Islands hotels and land tours. Why book your Galapagos land tour with us?

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Work with one specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your Galapagos land tour.

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Actively explore up close by hiking & snorkeling on guided Galapagos group tours.

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Benefit from our knowledge of both Galapagos hotels & overnight/day boats.

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 Our Galapagos Island land tours are sustainable for the land & community.

A closeup of a frigatebird with its bright red gullar sack out to attract a mate seen on a Galapagos tour.

Your Trusted Resource for Galapagos Land Based Tours

Allow us to be your trusted resource for up-to-date information on Galapagos land packages. Our hallmark one-on-one customer service ensures our travelers arrive for their Galapagos land tours more informed, more confident and with appropriate expectations. With some trips requiring inter-island flights, planning Galapagos land based tours today is no feat you want to DIY. Our company founder, Todd Smith, is an elected board member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association and knows the detailed ins-and-outs of Galapagos tour operations today.   

Galapagos by Land or Sea?

If you are seeking Galapagos land based tours, know this: You must travel by boat to access the majority of Galapagos visitor sites. Thus, the most efficient mode of travel is an overnight Galapagos cruise since day boats are slower and must travel round-trip each day. But if you seek more down time, more flexibility to craft your adventures each day and additional activities like biking, horseback riding, surfing and swimming, then Galapagos Islands land based tours might be most up your alley. Learn more about the pros and cons of both Galapagos land tours and cruises in our popular blog post on the topic: Galapagos Island Hopping or Cruise?  

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A man in a blue jacket and backpack squats in front of a small pond full of Galapagos giant tortoises

Private, Luxury & Custom Galapagos Hotel Tours

All our Galapagos land packages are inherently custom. They can be arranged at any time for any number of people and are operated privately for couples and small groups. With decades of experience, we will match you with the best all inclusive Galapagos hotels for your interests, ability and budget. From our Galapagos tours for families to our Galapagos Islands yacht charters and Galapagos luxury trips, we offer something for every style. We love crafting unique Galapagos Islands land based tours for our clients. If you can dream it, we can plan it. Contact us for a free quote on your Galapagos Islands hotel package.      

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Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 84 86 88 86 82 78 76 74 76 77 78 80
Avg. Low (F) 70 74 77 72 72 68 66 64 62 64 66 68
Avg. Water Temp (F) 74 76 76 76 74 74 72 66 68 70 72 74
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 1.6 1.9 2.2 3.0 1.7 0.9 0.5 1.1 2.2 2.1 2.7 1.5

Timing Your Galapagos Islands Guided Tour

Galapagos Islands land based tours are offered all year thanks to the equatorial climate. And the archipelago’s famed endemic species can be seen year-round—even the penguins! For the warmest waters, look to plan Galapagos hotel packages during the late-winter/early spring months of February, March and April. But, thankfully, on a Galapagos Islands guided tour, your expert naturalist will always tune you into what’s in season. Find more detail about Galapagos climate or learn the best time to visit Galapagos by month and season for your specific Galapagos land tour hopes and dreams.

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Galapagos Land Tours

Travel with AdventureSmith's Nick as he stays at hotels on three different Galapagos islands: San Cristobal, Isabela and Santa Cruz. Learn about his favorite features of traveling by land.
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All the details were taken care of, from the time I landed at the Guayaquil airport to the time I crossed back through security en route to the U.S. after my Galapagos cruise.
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