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Things to do in Galapagos Islands

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Galapagos Islands. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Galapagos Islands attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Galapagos Islands to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Galapagos Islands.

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  • Abercrombie & Kent

    The Abercrombie & Kent travel agency began as an African safari company, founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962. Today, the company organ... More
  • Abercrombie & Kent Eclipse

  • Adventures by Disney

    Family-focused, immersive trips range from spotting scarlet-throated frigate birds in the Galápagos to lessons in kite making in China. New trips f... More
  • Brian Morgan

    Excited About: The new eco-conscious cruise regulations, which will help protect the area’s natural wonders. The standards stipulate that no operat... More
  • Charles Darwin Foundation

  • Classic Journeys

    Unbeatable access to experiences around the globe—learning firsthand about a family-run organic coffee plantation in the Galápagos; dining in a pri... More
  • Eric Sheets

    Special booking: A surprise two-day excursion as part of a Brazilian honeymoon, involving a private helicopter tour of Angra dos Reis followed by a... More
  • Geographic Expeditions Galápagos

    Based in San Francisco, the Geographic Expeditions travel company provides several close-to-nature cruises to the Galápagos Islands. Transportation... More
  • Kensington Tours

    A vast range of personalized itineraries, including working on archaeological digs in Israel and trekking to see gorillas in Rwanda, while staying ... More
  • Latin Excursions

    The tour provider has helped raise the travel profile of South America with high-end cruises on the Amazon and in the Galápagos, as well as bespoke... More
  • Lindblad Expeditions Polaris

  • Marisol Mosquera

    Years as agent: 15. Specialties: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Galápagos. Consultation fee: $250. More
  • Metropolitan Touring Isabela II

    Measuring 166 feet in length, this deluxe yacht carries a maximum of 40 passengers on four- and six-night excursions to the Galápagos Islands. The ... More

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