South America Galapagos Islands Land Tour

Galapagos Discovery

The 4-, 5-, or 8-day land-based Galapagos Discovery is the perfect alternative for travelers not interested in a Galapagos cruise, but still want to experience the magic of the Galapagos Islands. Explore the sights and wildlife of Baltra, North Seymour, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza and Bartolomé islands on day trips aboard charming Galapagos yachts and by private bus. Each evening return to the comforts of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World located on Santa Cruz Island, for a good night’s rest, unique and healthy meals and to prepare for the next day’s adventures.

Expert local guides lead daily hiking, swimming or snorkeling excursions to view native birds, iguanas, sea lions and much more. Highlights of the Galapagos Discovery may include visiting the Giant Tortoise Reserve and highlands of Santa Cruz, photographing a sea lion harem on Santa Fe Island, bird-watching at Divine Bay, optional kayaking around Punta Estrada, snorkeling at Punta Carrión, exploring the turquoise waters of South Plaza, viewing Pinnacle Rock on Bartolomé Island and hiking to the acclaimed Tortuga Bay.

Optional activities (at extra cost) may include more challenging hikes, sea kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking and scuba diving. This land-based adventure is meant to explore the Galapagos Islands in a variety of styles that suit your needs. Home base is the exclusive Finch Bay Eco Resort, widely known as the most luxurious hotel in the Galapagos, where delicious meals, a private beach, swimming pool and comfortable cabanas create a relaxing atmosphere to absorb each day’s experiences. 

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