Simply Galapagos: Easy Land-Based Explorations


Fly to Baltra in the Galapagos, ferry to the island of Santa Cruz, and arrive at your hotel in Puerto Ayora. Home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, you can explore the island, snorkel and dive at a nearby beach or lagoon, or take a day trip to nearby islands for a glimpse of the famous Galapagos wildlife.

Meet newfound friends for dinner at a restaurant on Darwin Avenue, or just find a hammock to watch the glorious sunsets.

This itinerary is perfect for independent travelers who are short on either time or budget and want a land-based Galapagos itinerary. Price includes internal flights.

No one knows the islands better than us. We’re proud that one of America’s top Galapagos experts is right here at Myths and Mountains. Our vice president, Allie Almario, has traveled to the Galapagos more than a dozen times and has worked on several guidebooks and film documentaries about the archipelago. She is also the former executive director of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association and is the go-to expert for the media when questions about Galapagos conservation issues are raised.

Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

Custom Dates and Prices Available1.800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454

ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Quito, transfer to hotel

Day 2

Transfer to airport, fly to Galapagos, transfer to hotel

Day 3

At leisure in the Galapagos

Day 4

At leisure in the Galapagos

Day 5

At leisure in the Galapagos

Day 6

At leisure in the Galapagos

Day 7

Transfer to the airport, fly to Quito, transfer to Quito hotel

Day 8

Transfer to the airport to fly back home