Fun ways to explore and immerse yourself in the envornment and conditions
On your journey through out the Galapagos, you'll find there are many different and unique forms of exploration, intriguing everyones curiosity as to what they may find.
From a simple yet enduring hike, a relaxing and meditative paddle in a kayak or an exhilarating dive under the surface in snorkeling gear, there’s truly something for everyone. Those willing to take on the adventure may find not only something cool or extraordinary, but gain the experience of a lifetime!
Pangas (inflatable dinghies) are the main means of accessing the different islands from vessels, but excursions by panga also provide a front row seat for exploring cliff faces, rocky islets, mangrove estuaries and hidden bays.
Slowly paddling under your own steam is another popular way to experience the islands. With the absence of motor noise and a low vantage point, kayaking excursions offer up-close wildlife encounters and the freedom to follow your curiosity and explore at leisure.
Daily hikes led by Galapagos National Park naturalist guides offer a unique insight into the wildlife, geological history and human endeavors of the islands, following clearly marked trails. Most range from one to three hours and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with optional extensions for those interested in hiking longer.
Snorkeling excursions allow visitors to head below the water’s surface and discover the incredible marine life for which the Galapagos are renowned. Little or no experience is required, with instruction and all gear provided.
For each Galapagos trip you have your choice of accommodations: a vessel or staying in a Galapagos Hotel.
Each trip varies, so accomodations are subject to change.
As for the Vessel, each trip uses a different set to meet the needs of those traveling and the conditions presented where you will be going.
By clicking below, you can few each one and their specific set of features!
Discover the Enchanted Islands and live an enriching experience at one of
National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the WorldTM
The Royal Palm Hotel is located in the lush Miconia Highland Forests adjacent to the Galapagos National Park of Santa Cruz and equidistant from Baltra Airport and the main town, Puerto Ayora (about 25 mins); making it the perfect hide-a-way for your Galapagos Expedition.
The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious,
physically active and adventurous traveler who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos, with the highest level of comfort and services that can be provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location.
Golden Bay Galapagos is situated in privileged location on the Playa de Oro (Golden Beach) on San Cristobal Island, directly in front of the sea, where sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and other animal citizens of Galapagos are often seen.
Our safari tents are covered by three layers of canvas for comfort and shelter. Their private balcony decks, perfect for some hammock-time, give way to spacious, stylish rooms decorated in tasteful safari-style simplicity. All our tents have several electrical sockets for charging cameras and devices. Stretch out on your comfortable bed and enjoy the views. Take a sun-powered hot shower in your en-suite bathroom before heading to the viewpoint for sunset drinks.