Luxury Galapagos Tours and Cruises
Incredible, up-close wildlife encounters in the Galapagos - a 'little world within itself'
Surely one of the most amazing places on Earth, the Galapagos Islands are perhaps the only place in the world where you can see wildlife so close up. The lack of large predators on the island group (which sits 600 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland) means that its iconic wildlife – giant tortoises, vibrant birdlife, inquisitive sea lions and so much more – are fearless of humans. There’s plenty to do on a visit to the islands, such as:
- Snorkelling among the green sea turtles and sea lions
- Hiking around the Sierra Negra Volcano
- Visiting the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
- Kayaking around Divine Bay
- Diving with gentle sharks
Whether you’re planning a honeymoon aboard an intimate catamaran, want to explore from the base of a luxury lodge or safari style camp, are looking to join an expertly staffed larger ship or embarking on an exclusive adventure on a fully private large charter, we’ll create the perfect trip for you. Our Latin America experts can talk you through the options to make sure you find the yacht or hotel that best suits your needs.
The Galapagos Islands are my favorite destination in Latin America. Walking among giant tortoises in the highlands surrounded by mist and fog, snorkeling with sharks just meters from you in the deep waters, swimming with playful baby sea lions off sandy beaches and slowly picking out a path through the large groups of marine iguanas on nature walks. There’s nowhere else like it on earth!
Our top example trips to the Galapagos
Our family travelled to the Galapagos over Christmas 2020. We booked our trip in January as the holiday period is in high demand and there are a limited number of spots. Lily Bunker was our agent, reviewed options and steered us to the right vessel and I thought we were done. The world changed with Covid. Jacarda provided us with…
My husband and I have taken several Jacada trips and we are so spoiled that we cannot book with anyone else. The experiences are unforgettable and the guides are amazingly knowledgeable. If you want a unique, once in a lifetime excursion, look not further. Jacada is simply the best!
Jacada organised an amazing trip. All accommodation, travel arrangements and tours were first class and executed flawlessly. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Well done Lily et al. Thanks
We just finished an amazing trip to Ecuador over the Thanksgiving holiday with Jacada Travel. Our trip consisted of 3 nights in Quito and Otavalo, 4 nights in the Amazon and then 5 more nights in the Galapagos, splitting between a land based adventure on Isabella and Santa Cruz islands. One of the things Jacada really nailed was the local…
Really a fantastic experience for us. It met or exceeded most of our expectations, and definitely made traveling in an unfamiliar environment comfortable and stress free.
Options for exploring the Galapagos
Need to Know
is the local time
US Dollar is the local currency
Quito is the capital city
Encebollado is Galapagos' national dish
When to go
Being so close to the equator means temperatures don't vary much throughout the year, making the Galapagos Islands a great year-round destination.
Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.