Simply Galapagos: Easy Land-Based Explorations


Fly to Baltra in the Galapagos, ferry across the Itabarca Channel to the island of Santa Cruz, then drop off your bags at your hotel in Puerto Ayora. We’ll let you loose to explore the island! This town is not only home to the legendary Charles Darwin Research Station, but its nearby beaches and lagoons are great for snorkeling and diving.

Try 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. We are one of the very few Galapagos specialists who know the islands well enough to offer a land-based Galapagos itinerary. We invite you to see the Galapagos as a traveler, not a tourist.

It will feel like a second home!

We also strongly support conservation efforts in the Galapagos. Our Galapagos expert and vice president, Allie Almario, is the former president and executive director of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association and serves on its Honorary Board.


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 Guayaquil, 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 airport, fly to Guayaquil, transfer to hotel

Day 8

Transfer to the airport to fly back home