Galápagos Luxury Tours

A seal on a beach.
A seal in the Ocean.
A woman looking at a seal.
A penguin in Ecuador.
A woman leaning down to look at a turtle.
A girl snorkeling in Ecuador.

Explore Galápagos with Classic Journeys

We’ve given two thumbs up to the land-based approach. Staying in upscale comfort on shore hasn’t even been possible until recently, and the advantages are huge. From our spacious lodgings, like the Hotel Iguana Crossing on Isabela Island, we can set out several times a day and spot blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises or a curious Galápagos penguin. But it’s not all about the wildlife; there’s plenty of time for snorkeling, sea kayaking, a private tour and tasting at a family-owned coffee plantation, and a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Center to rediscover his theories of natural selection that put the Galápagos on the map.