Where are the Galapagos Islands located?

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You may have probably heard from movies, books or even Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution about the amazing Galapagos Islands. Now you are wondering where are the Galapagos Islands and how to get there. The Galapagos Islands are located 1000 km off Ecuador’s coast in the Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos archipelago consists of 13 major islands, 6 smaller islands and many islets. The Galapagos Islands are formed by volcanic activity and the government declared the islands a national park in 1959, covering 97% of the land area. The remaining 3% are inhabited islands like Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana Islands. Therefore tourism in the Galapagos Islands is extremely regulated to minimise any impact on the environment. The waters surrounding the islands are also declared as a marine reserve.

Where are the Galapagos Islands Located? Galapagos Map and Tours

How do I travel to the Galapagos Islands?

In order to travel to the Galapagos Islands, you must either fly from Quito, the capital of Ecuador or from Guayaquil. There are no international flights flying directly to the Galapagos Islands. There are two airports in Galapagos with flights to mainland Ecuador – Baltra airport and San Cristóbal airport. Check out more about flights to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands here. The map below will give you a better idea of how to travel to the Galapagos Islands.

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Flight routes to the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos tours

Land Iguana - Plaza Sur

Galapagos Island Hopping for Family Powers

Duration: 4 - 8 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Seymour Island, Bartolomé, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas on Seymour Island, Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds, Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz Bay Tours, Charles Darwin Station

Intensive Galapagos Tour: 4 Islands beginning in Santa Cruz - Customised hotels and excursions

From 1030,- USD
Price per pax
Animal Encounters

Galapagos Island Hopping with Children

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Penguins, Sea Lions, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas on Seymour, Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds, White Sand Beaches

Child-friendly accommodation and exciting excursions for the whole family including animal encounters on Isabela Island

From 1360,- USD
Price per pax
Wittmer Statue on Floreana Island

Galapagos Island Hopping: Settlers Trail

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, Pirate Cove, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas in Plaza Sur , History of the early settlers, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island

Galapagos Explorer - 5 Islands - Stay with the descendants of the first settlers

From 1460,- USD
Price per pax

Galapagos tours

Land Iguana - Plaza Sur

Galapagos Island Hopping for Family Powers

Duration: 4 - 8 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Seymour Island, Bartolomé, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas on Seymour Island, Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds, Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz Bay Tours, Charles Darwin Station

Intensive Galapagos Tour: 4 Islands beginning in Santa Cruz - Customised hotels and excursions

From 1030,- USD
Price per pax
Animal Encounters

Galapagos Island Hopping with Children

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Penguins, Sea Lions, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas on Seymour, Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds, White Sand Beaches

Child-friendly accommodation and exciting excursions for the whole family including animal encounters on Isabela Island

From 1360,- USD
Price per pax
Wittmer Statue on Floreana Island

Galapagos Island Hopping: Settlers Trail

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, Pirate Cove, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas in Plaza Sur , History of the early settlers, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island

Galapagos Explorer - 5 Islands - Stay with the descendants of the first settlers

From 1460,- USD
Price per pax
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Copy of Best of Galapagos: Island Hopping (8-10 Days)

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Galapagos Island Hopping, Santa Cruz and Isabela, Unique Flora and Fauna, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas on Seymour, Blue-Footed Boobies and Frigatebirds, White Sand Beaches, Penguins at the Equator, Hike the Volcano

Galapagos Pro invites you to explore the gorgeous Galapagos Islands, where nature dominates the landscape

From 1490,- USD
Price per pax
Golondrina I

Galapagos Island Cruise on a Budget

Duration: 8 - 14 days
Highlights: 5 Routes to Choose, Magical Landscapes, Selection of Hand-Picked Cruises, To and From Baltra Island, Includes Quito Hotel, Includes Domestic Flight, Includes Cruise, Includes All Meals During Cruise, Includes All Excursions, Includes Transfers, English Speaking Guides, Individual Tour Connections

Enjoy the perfect Galapagos experience with a short cruise on a basic ship.

From 2030,- USD
Price per pax
Incredible Snorkelling

Galapagos's Best Snorkelling Tour

Duration: 11 - 12 days
Highlights: Kicker Rock, Pizón - Santa Fé, Los Tuneles, Santa Cruz Island, Las Tintoreras, North Seymour and Las Bachas, Charles Darwin Station

Snorkelling in the paradise of the Galapagos - visit the Galapagos Islands and discover 7 unique islands

From 2060,- USD
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Friendly Locals on Isabela Island

Copy of Galapagos Island Hopping: Mission Paradise on...

Duration: 15 - 15 days
Highlights: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Isabela - 7 days, Santa Cruz, English Speaking Guides, Charming Hotels , English Speaking Hosts, Including Domestic Flights, Including Inter-Island Flights, Including Speedboat Tickets, Including Transfers, Excluding Day Excursions, Prebook Your Day Excursions Now

Galapagos Pro offers 15 days in paradise - best routes, customised excursions and hotels, gorgeous beaches

From 2060,- USD
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Sea Lions on Isabela Island

Galapagos Island Hopping - Mission Paradise on a budget

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Isabela - 7 days, Santa Cruz, English Speaking Guides, Charming Hotels , English Speaking Hosts, Including Domestic Flights, Including Inter-Island Flights, Including Speedboat Tickets, Including Transfers, Excluding Day Excursions, Prebook Your Day Excursions Now

Galapagos Pro offers 15 days in paradise - best routes, customised excursions and hotels, gorgeous beaches

From 2100,- USD
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Albatross couple

Galapagos Cruise: Southern Albatross Route

Duration: 7 - 7 days
Highlights: Post Office Bay, Punta Suarez, Snorkelling the Devil's Crown, Albatross Island - Española, Return flight to Guayaquil, Sea Lions, Return flights to Guayaquil

See the unique Galapagos albatrosses on Española during this journey through the southern archipelago.

From 2220,- USD
Price per pax
Los Túneles: Pose with seals and boobies

Galapagos island hopping from east to west

Duration: 9 - 14 days
Highlights: Galapagos speedboat transfers, Sea lions - San Cristóbal, Giant tortoises - Santa Cruz, Iguanas, Flamingos - Isabela, Optional day trips, Leon Dormido, Plaza Sur Island, Sierra Negra vulcanoe, Tintoreras excursion, English guided nature tour, Incl. domestic flight

During an island hopping, the unique co-existence of humans and animals on Galapagos can be experienced first-hand.

From 2230,- USD
Price per pax
Red-footed Booby

Galapagos Cruise: Northern Red-footed Booby Route

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Red-footed boobies, Bartolomé, Santa Cruz, Plaza Sur, Land Iguanas

Discover the smallest boobys - the rare red-footed boobys in the enchanting Galapagos Islands

From 2280,- USD
Price per pax
Ikala Galapagos Hotel

Galapagos Island Hopping Deluxe: Santa Cruz and Isabela

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Ikala Hotel, Iguana Crossing Hotel, Land iguanas on Seymour, Blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds, White sand beaches, Penguins at the equator, Hike the volcano, Expert nature guides, Luxury excursion boats

Luxury abounds in the gorgeous Galapagos Islands, where nature dominates the landscape

From 2310,- USD
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Flightless Cormorants

Galapagos Cruise: Western Cormorant Route

Duration: 8 - 12 days
Highlights: Flightless Cormorants, Volcano, Urbina Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island

Discover the endemic flightless cormorant on the island of Fernandina

From 3110,- USD
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The boats Coral I and II

Galapagos Cruise Classic

Duration: 8 - 25 days
Highlights: 45 Ships to choose, budget or deluxe, Expert nature guides, Various routes, To and from Baltra Island, Includes Quito hotel, Includes domestic flight, Includes cruise, Includes all meals during cruise, Includes all excursions, Includes transfers, English speaking guides, Individual tour connections

Enjoy the highlights of the Galapagos with a short cruise through the islands - departures daily.

From 3290,- USD
Price per pax
Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Cruise: Smoother Sailing Tours

Duration: 11 - 14 days
Highlights: Large stable ships, Onboard doctors, All Routes, Island Paradise - Isabela, Intra-Island Flights, Domestic Flights, Includes All Transfers, English Speaking guides, Calm Cruising

Don't let seasickness hold you back! Choose from the finest large ships with maximum stability and terrific itineraries.

From 3350,- USD
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Family Travel Galapagos

Galapagos Cruises for Families

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: Quito - World Heritage City, Long White Sand Beaches, Baby Turtles, Swimming with Penguins, Playful Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Volcano Hike

The Galapagos Islands are ideal for families.

From 4420,- USD
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Iguana Crossing Hotel

Galapagos Cruise Deluxe: Mission Paradise

Duration: 13 - 13 days
Highlights: Golden Bay Hotel, Iguana Crossing, Finch Bay Ecolodge, Isabela, Santa Cruz, English speaking guides, Boutique hotels, First class cruise ships, Includes intra-island flights, Includes domestic flights, Includes transfers, Excludes international flights

Live in the lap of luxury with Galapagos PRO.

From 5300,- USD
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Mary Anne

Galapagos Cruise for Solo and Single Travelers

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: Fantastic itinerary, beautiful sailing ship, other cruise options available: Petrel and Ocean Spray

The wistful Mary Anne yacht offers 6 single cabins - the perfect option for single travelers!

From 5310,- USD
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Isabela II

Galapagos Cruise Complete

Duration: 12 - 18 days
Highlights: Genovesa, Fernandina, Española, Bartolomé

Take your time to discover the true essence of the Galapagos

From 5990,- USD
Price per pax
Cormorant

Galapagos Cruise Deluxe: Quito to the Islands in Luxury

Duration: 10 - 14 days
Highlights: Luxurious ships, Selection of 5 star hotels, Fantastic day trips, Selection of 5 star cruises, Domestic flights included, Personalised service, Fisr class nature guides

Discover the beloved animal paradise in first-class style with Galapagos Deluxe

From 9340,- USD
Price per pax