Galápagos Islands tour

You’ll love the Galápagos Islands – they’re like no other place on earth.


Next tour = 26 October – 10 November 2024 (16 days/15 nights) ex Quito, Ecuador.

Bookings now open  – places are limited so to avoid disappointment please contact us now.

Leader = James Adler.  Guide = Jess Hackett

The Galápagos Revealed tour is not a tour for people who just want to tick Galápagos off their list with a 3 or 5 day FIFO (fly in, fly out) visit.  The Galápagos Revealed tour is land based.  You spend time with the locals and see how Ecuadorian and international people live and work on the Galápagos.  Oh, and you see all the amazing birds and animals … and marine life, as well as have time to enjoy them. The Galápagos Revealed tour is about immersion in Galápagos, not a skim over the top.  Your amazing photos will attest to that. Does this tour sound like what you are looking for?

The Galápagos Revealed tour 11 day tour of three different Galápagos islands – San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela – plus 5 days on mainland Ecuador. Afterwards you may like to continue exploring by joining Adland’s Patagonia tour.

Price: A$11,960 / U$7,770 pp twin share
For a full itinerary and brochure, please contact us.

Just imagine:

  • being at arm’s length of giant tortoises and wonderfully grotesque marine and land iguanas,
  • marvelling at the rhythmic bobbing of lava lizards,
  • delighting in the diving antics of pelicans and blue-footed boobies,
  • swimming with playful sea lions and marine turtles or just
  • being awe-inspired by the diverse volcanic landscapes.

Galápagos is an experience you simply cannot miss.

We have visited the Galápagos Islands on 16 occasions – in 1995 as tourists, in 2000 as designers and tour leaders, in 2001 as leaders of a team of Australian consultants, lending planning, horticultural and educational skills to the Charles Darwin Research Station and as tour leaders in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, twice in 2014, 2015, 2018, twice in 2019, 2023. In 2001, Rod and Michèle prepared the Master Landscape Development Plan for the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos Islands, a blueprint for the visitor experience.

You travel in a small group, maximum of 16 people.  In 2024, James will lead the tour accompanied by Jess (our Australian guide) plus our trusted and knowledgeable local naturalist guides along the way, as required.

To whet your appetite, see a delightful encounter with a young sea-lion playing with a star-fish whilst we were snorkelling at Darwin Cove on San Cristobal Island, Galápagos in 2019.

 Galápagos Revealed is Adland’s signature tour.

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“We are so grateful to have had this opportunity to travel the Galapagos with you – masterfully curated and lovingly executed” – Terry, Peru (2023)

“Explanations of the geology & biology were excellent” – Greg, Australia (2019)

“We’ve hd an amazing time … you made our vacation truly special” – Kathy & Shari, USA (2023).

“Your knowledge, experience and passion was exceptional … looking forward to future adventures together” – Tristen, Peru (2023)

“Thank you for such a wonderful trip. I enjoyed every activity and walk” – Lila, USA (2023)

“I appreciated your Spanish speaking skills and understanding of my special needs (gluten free diet). You were very attuned to feelings of the group” – Pam, Australia (2002).

“The Galápagos, among all our travel experiences, shines brightest” – Angus, Australia (2008).

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  • We take care of you.
  • We are a family business specialising in personal attention.
  • We take a maximum of 14 people on tour.
  • We escort you (plus our trusted local guides) but we make sure you have time to explore on your own.
  • You stay in typical 3-4 star boutique accommodation so that you can experience some of the local culture.
  • You will have a great time with lots of fun – not so much a holiday but a safe, enjoyable adventure with friendly people.
  • You will love the time we spend together.

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