Santa Cruz gianttortoise
Santa Cruz Tortuga Bay marineiguana
Santa Cruz Port Ayora giantcactus

Almost all visitors to the Galapagos Islands will touch down in Isla Santa Cruz at some point. From beach walks at Tortuga Bay to giant tortoises at El Chato Reserve, there is plenty to see — but make sure to visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre to learn more about the wildlife you’ll encounter on your trip.

Visiting the Galapagos

An essential guide to seeing the Galapagos Islands

Step aside, humans. The protagonists of the Galapagos Islands’ history are the rare and endemic species that populate this far-flung chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific. As Charles Darwin discovered on his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle in 1835, the natural history of these dynamic islands reveals the fits and starts of evolution itself...read more

13 days

Machu Picchu & Galapagos cruise

An epic land and sea voyage of history and nature
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4 days

Classic Galapagos cruise

See the best of the Galapagos Islands
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5 days

Galapagos eco-lodge exploration

Luxury ecotravel at its finest
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8 days

Galapagos expedition cruise

Luxury-class cruise of the islands
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Isla Santa Cruz Tours

Galapagos Cruise & Ecuador Mainland

Immersive culture & wildlife experience

11 daysFrom $6,139
Quito, Otavalo, The Galapagos Islands
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Diving, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, History

Galapagos Cruise & Machu Picchu

See the two gems of South America

13 daysFrom $4,790
Ecuador, Peru
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Diving, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food

Galapagos Family Safari

Custom 6 day family adventure in the Galapagos

6 daysFrom $5,030
Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Bartolomé
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Biking, Fishing, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Classic Galapagos Safari

Custom safari exploring the islands of the Galapagos by land and sea

6 daysFrom $4,035
Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Bartolomé
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Biking, Fishing, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks

Galapagos Dive Safari

SCUBA diving in the Galapagos

5 daysFrom $4,300
Isla Santa Cruz
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Active, Diving, Snorkelling

Isla Santa Cruz Travel Companies

Lost World Adventures

Custom tours to Latin America
Central America, South America
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Galapagos Safari Camp

Luxury safari camp on the rim of an extinct volcanic cone
The Galapagos Islands
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Biking, Fishing, Diving, Snorkelling, Nature & Wildlife, Birdwatching, National Parks

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