[Excerpts from Adventure Guide to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands, by Peter D. Krahenbuhl] Set far off the coast of northwestern South America in the Pacific Ocean, the Galápagos Islands are ofte...
Types of Galapagos Adventures
The Galapagos Islands, formed of black lava and named after the giant tortoises that are among its most notable residents, are unlike anywhere else on the planet. A wide array of wildlife resides on these islands, offering an unparalleled encounter with nature, where marine iguanas, sea lions and blue-footed boobies share the beaches with humans, unphased by our presence. It’s no wonder Herman Melville called the Galapagos “Las Islas Encantadas,” or the Enchanted Isles, the perfect moniker for a land that remains pristine, even today.
Thinking about taking a trip to the Galapagos? Natural Habitat Adventures offers a variety of Galapagos Island itineraries. Our small-group Galapagos cruises vary depending on the length of stay, cruise vessel, and activity level, but they all offer the same intimate feel, the best naturalist guides in the industry, and exceptional personal attention.
Small-Ship Galapagos Cruises
It’s important to experience the Galapagos Islands in a way that allows for intimate encounters with wildlife, with interpretation by top naturalist guides—something you won’t experience on large cruise ships. Our flagship Galapagos cruise is the ultimate week-long Galapagos experience, with the best guide-to-traveler ratio in the islands, so our travelers are guaranteed a personal encounter with the extraordinary nature and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. See the full itinerary, dates, and prices »
Active Galapagos Hiking & Kayaking
Paddling this nature-lover’s paradise is an opportunity few travelers get to enjoy. With our exclusive Galapagos kayaking permit, our groups gain access to secluded areas that are inaccessible guests aboard larger ships. Our luxury catamaran whisks us between harbors and provides relaxing accommodations. Each day we discover a new island, either by hiking or by kayak, and sometimes both. The islands are incredibly different, with new turf to explore at each new location. See the full itinerary, dates, and prices »
Galapagos Photography Tours
Our small-ship photography trip presents supreme opportunities for some of the most fantastic wildlife photography in the world! For seasoned nature photographers, getting those close-up shots of wildlife is the definitive experience in travel photography. The Galapagos Islands is the best place on earth to capture stunning full-frame images of unique and friendly animals. As a company focused exclusively on nature travel, we are confident that we run the best photography tours in the islands. See the full itinerary, dates, and prices »
Family Galapagos Trips
There may be no better place in the world for a close-encounter between children and wildlife than the Galapagos. Here, nature’s magic is in full swing, as playful sea lions, marine iguanas, albatross and blue-footed boobies provide endless entertainment, totally indifferent to our presence. A Galapagos vacation is sure to create family memories that will last a lifetime! We offer two enthralling family itineraries: our classic family Galapagos trip as well as a more active version, with plenty of kayaking and hiking. See the full itinerary, dates, and prices »
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