Ready to start your research on traveling to the Galapagos? Check out our comprehensive Galapagos travel guide with expert tips and firsthand insight from the experts. Learn the best time to travel, how to choose a Galapagos cruise, tips on land-based tours, insight on where to find wildlife, money saving advice and more. Compiled by experts this Galapagos travel guide is the best place to start planning the Galapagos trip of a lifetime. Keep reading for expert tips or scroll straight down to the linked resource pages for the bulk of information you need.  

Our Expert Advice on Traveling to the Galapagos

Below you will find essential resource pages and articles with a focus on the most important information to help you prepare for traveling to the Galapagos. Every single member of our team has traveled extensively through the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador (collectively, more than 20 times). We’ve translated our firsthand experience into a Galapagos travel guide filled with pro tips, advice, climate data, Galapagos wildlife facts and helpful inspiration to get you started on your planning journey, because that’s half of the fun, isn’t it?

Dive in and feel the excitement that comes from planning that perfect vacation. The Galapagos travel guides below make it easy to dream and build anticipation for your future Galapagos trip where you’ll experience the islands up close with expert naturalist guides.

Best Time to Travel to the Galapagos Islands

One of the perks of the islands’ location along the equator is that the weather is wonderful all year round. Consult our best time to visit Galapagos and Galapagos climate guides for details on the best time to visit based on your interests; be it the warmest snorkeling water, calmer seas, or Galapagos Island animals viewing goals like baby seal pups and courtship rituals. Looking at Galapagos travel within a specific time frame? You are in for a treat no matter when you travel, and you can use these by-season guides to prepare for what’s in store.

Tips on Choosing Your Galapagos Island Trip

The right Galapagos trip for you will be determined by many factors. And with so many options for exploring the archipelago we understand choosing the right yacht and itinerary can be overwhelming. That’s where AdventureSmith and our Galapagos Islands travel guide comes in.

Start with our trip planning primer: How to Choose Your Galapagos Cruise. Here you will find our essential first steps and best introductory tips on choosing your itinerary, choosing your ship, a word on naturalist guides and exploring the Galapagos by land. Then you are ready for How to Get to Galapagos, a deep dive into Galapagos airports, airlines, flights and costs. Finally, head to Expert Tips: Get More from Your Galapagos Trip where our crew drills down further with additional Galapagos Islands travel guide advice for not only before you go but also while you are there.

The Best of The Galapagos Islands

Our Galapagos cruises and Galapagos land tours have been hand selected to offer a wide spectrum of options based on different interests, timelines and budgets. So whether you want to explore the islands by sea or land, we are confident that there’s something for everyone within our large and diverse selection of Galapagos small ships and island lodges. We’ve gone a step further and designated itineraries and accommodations into popular categories to make it even easier to find the trip of your dreams. Consult our curated lists that include the best of the best for each category, respectively: Galapagos Luxury Trips, Galapagos Yacht Charters, Galapagos Family Trips and Galapagos Luxury cruises.

Start planning by browsing our Galapagos trip offerings then contact us with all your questions. It’s our job to help compare products, give honest unbiased reviews and make suggestions tailored for you. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients personally and recommending the best Galapagos products for your wants and needs. Interested in reading firsthand accounts from our trips? View our Galapagos trip reviews written by our crew of Galapagos professionals and travelers just like you.

More Questions on Traveling to the Galapagos?

Take advantage of our insider advice in our Galapagos Islands travel guide to make the most of your time in the Galapagos and enjoy your trip to its fullest. If you don’t find what you are looking for in the pages and articles below then please let us know. Use the comment fields at the bottom of each article to leave your feedback, click the button below for our Contact Us page, or give us a call at 1-877-620-2875. Your comments, questions and topic suggestions can improve our Galapagos travel guide and help us provide the best advice to other Galapagos planners just like you.