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Guided Land Tours

Guided Land Tours

Visit some of the most well-known, yet most well-hidden treasures of the islands. Walk and hike along the trails that only a privileged few have had the opportunity to traverse. Follow experienced, local Galapagos naturalist guides to discover the islands’ endemic plants and animals.
Learn more about the guided land tours organized by Yachtgala.

Daily Land Tours

See the sights that captivated Charles Darwin and the curious explorers who followed in his footsteps. Join one of the specialized guided land tours by Yachtgala.


Yachtgala wants to bring you to the most interesting sights in the Galapagos. Begin planning your tour around the islands. Contact Yachtgala for more information.

Santa Cruz Island

Learn about the evolution of the endemic plant and animal life, as well as modern conservation efforts on the island. Join the Yachtgala tour to the Wild Giant Tortoise Reserve. Plus, on the Galapagos nature tour, you can hike through a underground tunnel formed by lava and see other amazing volcanic rock formations. Along the way, you will go through scalesia forests and past opuntia cactus. See amazing bird life, including a variety of migratory and songbirds. There are Red Vermillion Catchers, warblers, mockingbirds, finches, catchers and Smooth-billed Anis.
We will visit the flamingos and Black-Necked Pins near the town of Bellavista. Then, we’ll travel to he Channel of Sharks to see marine iguanas and sea lions, as well as the snorkeling paradise called Las Grietas. These are just a few of the exciting stops on the tour.
The highlights during the partial day land tour of Santa Cruz Island include:

• Charles Darwin Research Station
• The Highlands - Tortoise Reserve and Lava Tunnels
• “Los Gemelos” Twin Volcanic Craters
• Tortuga Bay Sand Beach
• El Garrapatero Beach
• Academy Bay
• Playa Los Perros

San Cristobal Island

Join Yachtgala and visit the largest fresh water preserve in the Galapagos archipelago at El Junco Lagoon. Swim with the sea lions in the waters around the colony and nursery in Loberia. See the tropical plants and epiphytes around the Tarzan tree house and visit the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Interpretation Center. This tour area is full of endemic bird species including Galapagos Mockingbirds, Pintails, Moorhens, Pied-billed Grebes and Blue-Footed Boobies.
The highlights during the full and partial day land tour of San Cristobal Island include:
• El Junco Lagoon
• Loberia
• Tarzan House
• Interpretation Center
• Frigate Bird Hill
• Playa Mann
• Puerto Chino
• Ochoa Beach

Isabela Island

This guided land tour itinerary offers a wide range of activities - hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling and sightseeing. We will bring you to see the famous volcanos and craters on the island, wetlands and mangroves. Participants can visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center and the historic Wall of Tears built of huge lava blocks. Animals that call this area home include sea lions, tropical fish, unique bird species such as Common Stilts, Whimbrels, White-Cheeked and Gallinules.
The highlights during the full and partial day land tour of Isabela Island include:
• Sierra Negra
• Volcano Chico
• Galapagos Wetlands
• Tortoise Breeding Center
• Concha de Perla
• Wall of Tears

Floreana Island

On the land tour with Galapagos naturalist guides, Yachtgala will bring you to Galapaguera. Here participants have the opportunity to see turtles in the wild. Then, we will visit ¨The Cave,¨ a historic site where the first inhabitants of the island found refuge. The guide will explain how inhabitants struggled to survive. The group will take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, you can jump in the water to snorkel at the black sand beach and swim with the sea lions. The waters are full of fish, reef sharks and manta rays. These are just a few of the activities and sights on the Floreana Island tour.
The highlights during the full day land tour of Floreana Island include:
• Galapaguera
• Historic landmark known as ¨The Cave¨
• Freshwater spring
• loberia
Your Galapagos trip planning just got easy. Contact Yachtgala to find the perfect itinerary for your island adventure.


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Puerto Ayora Santa Cruz Island
200102 Galapagos