Tailormade Galapagos Holidays

Tailor-made Galapagos holidays

The tiny archipelago of the Galapagos Islands, hundreds of miles from the nearest land, were unknown to all except a few sailors when a little-known naturalist called Charles Darwin landed there in 1835, and changed the course of natural history forever...

We have a huge range of Galapagos holidays in 2020, from simple stays on one of the main islands, to fantastic island-hopping trips or a whole range of classic cruises to the Galapagos Islands, whether you're looking for a luxury cruise, a specialist diving cruise or something even more adventurous.

Top 2023/24 Galapagos Holidays

  • Darwin's Triangle

    • Length: 5 days
    • From: £2450pp
    • Highlights: Santa Cruz, Isabela

    Our most popular island-hopping holiday in the Galapagos Islands gives you extended time on Santa Cruz and Isabela ...

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  • Incas & Iguanas

    • Length: 14 days
    • From: £3895pp
    • Highlights: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Santa Cruz, Isabela

    Two weeks combining Peru and Machu Picchu with an island-hopping holiday to the Galapagos Islands ...

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  • Island Adventure

    • Length: 8 days
    • From: £3595pp
    • Highlights: Santa Cruz, Floreana, Isabela

    This 8-day island hopping holiday allows you to take your time over each island and really get the most out of your Galapagos holidays ...

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  • Galapagos Safari

    • Length: 5 days
    • From: £3450pp
    • Highlights: Santa Cruz

    If you'd like a rather different experience, our eco-luxury Galapagos Safari Camp offers a stylish alternative approach to holidays in the Galapagos, staying in an exclusive luxury tented camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz...

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  • Diving Adventure

    • Length: 6 days
    • From: £3095pp
    • Highlights: Santa Cruz, Tintoreras, Isabela

    Some of the most exciting wildlife in the Galapagos is under the waves, and this diving tour makes sure you see it all ...

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Combining Ecuador and the Galapagos

Our Galapagos Cruises

We work with all the best yachts in the Galapagos Islands to give you an unrivalled choice when it comes to choosing Galapagos cruises, and you can find all the itineraries, cabin options, and photos right here to help you decide.

Galapagos Cruises
Tours of mainland Ecuador

Mainland Ecuador

You can't fly direct to the islands, so all of our 2020/21 Galapagos holidays will involve at least some time in mainland Ecuador. But rather than just flying in and out, why not extend your stay and enjoy some of the amazing attractions the mainland has to offer. In the gorgeous Cotopaxi National Park you can visit the snow-capped Andes mountains and enjoy the train ride down the iconic Devil's Nose switchback. Or if you'd like to enjoy more wildlife, why not take a trip down into the fantastic Amazon rainforest?

Ecuador Holidays
When is the best time of year to visit the Galapagos Islands?

When is the Best Time to Visit the Galapagos Islands?

We appreciate that dates for your Galapagos holiday may be fixed, but if you're totally at leisure to choose, when is the absolute best time of year to visit the Galapagos Islands?

Weather and Wildlife

The two major factors in choosing when to visit the Galapagos Islands are likely to be the weather and which wildlife is most active, but if you're particularly keen on diving in the Galapagos then you may also want to make sure the sea conditions are suitable.


The start of the year is the rainy season in the Galapagos, and the weather is largely hot and humid, with over 100mm (4") of rain not being unusual, and temperatures reaching up above 30°C. However, the water temperature is also at its peak, making this the perfect season for diving in the Galapagos.

It's also an important time for wildlife, as it marks the courtship and breeding season for many of the Galapagos Islands' most iconic species, including green sea turtles, and both marine and land iguanas. Many birds also return to the Galapagos at this time, such as Galapagos penguins and the Española waved albatross.


In many ways these three months (especially May) are the perfect time to visit the Galapagos, with fine, clear weather throughout. Temperatures are still high but the humidity is reduced, the seas are still warm and in general it's a very pleasant time to visit.

This is also a fabulous time for wildlife as you can see baby giant tortoises, turtles and iguanas beginning to hatch, and blue-footed boobies performing their famous courtship dance. As June comes around, you can also see humpback whales in the waters around Isabela.


Although it sometimes starts a little earlier, July usually marks the real beginning of the garua season in the Galapagos Islands, when a misty haze called garua is prevalent throughout the islands, particularly in the mornings. This reduces the temperatures but the climate is still dry, so if you don't like the heat, this can be a good time to visit the Islands.

Wildlife is also very active at this time of year, with July being a particularly good month for spotting whales and dolphins, while from August onwards you can see baby Sea Lions and many migratory birds arrive back in the Galapagos for the winter.


The end of the year brings the end of the garua season and fine, clear weather to the Galapagos Islands. It's a particularly good time for snorkelling, with warm sea temperatures and good visibility. In fact, if swimming and relaxation are important for your Galapagos holiday then these two months are definitely worth considering.

Whilst they aren't quite as active in terms of wildlife as, say April or May, they offer the best chance for swimming with young Sea Lions and seeing baby Giant Tortoises hatch.

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