Tourist yacht anchored near Santiago Island on Galapagos National Park, Ecuador.

A Galapagos Island holiday is an experience few ever forget. From its wildlife to its wave and from amazing sights to spellbinding experiences, this incredible destination has been enthralling visitors for years.

However, that doesn’t mean that everyone has to have the same experience. The Galapagos Islands are indeed all about the simple wonders of nature, but there’s plenty of depth in the wealth of experiences that are on offer. That’s why, at Real World Holiday, we offer four different options for tailor-made Galapagos holidays.

First up, there’s Darwin’s Triangle, a five-day tour exploring the major islands of the Galapagos, named after the famed biologist who discovered so much there. Then there’s the Galapagos Safari. This is another five-day stay which is a rather stylish take on holidays in the Galapagos, situated in a luxury camp in the Santa Cruz highlands and complete with its own infinity pools.

There’s also Island Adventure, the longest of our options, allowing eight days to explore what the islands have to offer. Finally, you can go on a Diving Adventure, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. There’s a quick look over what’s available but let’s dig deeper into what you can expect from a holiday to the Galapagos.

1. Amazing creatures

Sally Lightfoot Crabs on Galapagos Islands eating on rock.

From giant tortoises to short eared owls, there is no shortage of beauty and amazement on the Galapagos Islands. Less famous but no less important than the iconic tortoises are examples of local wildlife such as the marine iguanas, 13 different species of Galapagos finches, mockingbirds, lava lizards and much, much more.

It’s a truly marvelous display of natural wonders. And we’ve yet to even peak beneath the surface of the waves…

2. Unforgettable water adventures

Whether you’ve above or beneath the surface of the stunning clear waters of the Galapagos, you’re bound to have an unforgettable time. From kayaking to snorkeling and diving, here you’ll be able to encounter a secret world within the waves.

A true once in a lifetime experience, this exceptionally beautiful part of the world includes some of its most amazing sights and exotic creatures: sharks, golden rays and even penguins all call the Galapagos their home.

3. Highland beauties

Galapagos prickly pear on Rabida Island in Galapagos National Park Ecuador. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands.

When most people think of the Galapagos Islands, they usually think of sandy beaches, beautiful creatures and stunning clear blue waters. And with good reason, all these things are a huge part of the experience.

However, what is often overlooked is the sheer beauty of the highlands themselves, including an incredible variety of natural wonders that have been crafted by this unique habitat.

4. Thrills or relaxation? It’s up to you

We’ve mentioned the fantastic variety on offer in the Galapagos: variety in creatures, sights and experiences. Ultimately, this means that you can decide what kind of vacation you’re after. It’s why we give you so many options when it comes to our tours.

Do you want to go mountain biking in one of the most beautiful spots on earth? Hang out near some white-tipped reef sharks? Go for a swim?

Just sit back and relax on its golden beaches? Whatever level of activity you feel up to, Galapagos holidays can provide the perfect place for a holiday that tailor-made for you.

5. A surprising level of luxury

When we think about the Galapagos, our minds are obviously filled with images of its incredible natural beauty. Due to this though, we often also imagine that our holiday accommodation is going to be extremely bare-bones.

Well, that doesn’t have to be the case. Our luxury camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz – which is the perfect blend of earthy and comfortable, complete with delicious meals included – is proof of that.

Different types of arepas, meat, black beans, cheese, typical South American food

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