The Island Hopping Galapagos experience was created reveal the full magic of the enchanted islands to travelers who wish to explore the Galapagos outside of the usual cruise format. The Galapagos archipelago is comprised of an extensive variety of islands, some separated by great distances. Any of our Galapagos land-based tours allow travelers to reach some of the most inaccessible places and receive the full range of experiences, while always sleeping on land in 3 to 5 stars hotels.
Island hopping in the Galapagos is a more economical option, and provides the additional opportunity to overnight on land, get to know the local people, and enjoy the charming island towns, while taking daily tours and excursions to the most acclaimed visitor sites.
A Galapagos land-based tour is the perfect way to spend quality time in four main towns, taking part in daily excursions to nearby visitor sites or participating in adventure sports. Accommodations are concentrated in the four main island ports of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island), Puerto Villamil (Isabela Island), Puerto Velasco Ibarra (Floreana Island), and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island). Boat rides from island to island range between 2-4 hours. While based in one of inhabited islands, you will have a unique and relaxing experience while simultaneously learning about the extraordinary flora and fauna of the Galapagos. Daily excursions include opportunities to practice activities and sports such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and horseback riding.
Each of the following Island Hopping Galapagos itineraries is distinct and designed to meet a range of travel preferences. You can take them as a sample to get inspired to request your customized land-based trip to Galapagos.