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Land Based Galapagos

Best time to travel
Nov - May
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
Families

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • All private transfers and domestic flights an guiding requirements.
  • 10 nights’ luxury accommodation in Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island and Isabela Island.
  • Enjoy unique experiences including a guided tour and chocolate masterclass in Hacienda La Danesa.
  • Experience once-in-a-lifetime land and sea wildlife adventures on the Galapagos Islands.
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Introduction

The Galapagos Islands are one of the finest destinations on earth to witness wildlife. The volcanic archipelago’s isolated beaches and secluded coastline are home to a diversity of plants and wildlife found nowhere else. On marvellous expeditions, come up close to the mighty iguana, admire at brightly coloured Sally Lightfoot crabs and kayak among friendly penguins off the coastline. Perfectly suited to families, we have created a land-based suggested itinerary, creating a comfortable journey that retains the adventure and discovery of a classic Galapagos holiday.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Guayaquil, a beautiful port city on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel in Guayaquil for your two night stay.

Discover Guayaquil’s hacienda lifestyle on a guided day tour to Hacienda La Danesa.

Situated on 500 hectares of farmland, it is home to cocoa and teak plantations, a traditional dairy farm and beautiful pinto quarter horses. Enjoy a chocolate masterclass, tour of the plantations and decadent lunch.

Hacienda La Danesa
Depart for the island of Santa Cruz to start your Galapagos adventure.

Take a short flight to Santa Cruz Island and privately transfer to your wildlife lodge for your four night stay.

Admire the diverse islands on land-based activities.

On guided expeditions, journey to giant tortoise reserves, explore flamingo-dotted lagoons and spot mighty land and marine iguanas off the coast. A tailored experience, each day can be filled with excursions suited to you.

Embark on unique aquatic expeditions.

Delve into the wildlife-rich Pacific Ocean as you enjoy exhilarating adventures like scuba diving among turtles, sea lions, hammerhead sharks and penguins. On boat trips with expert guides, visit the various secluded islands where wildlife dominates the shoreline.

Depart for Isabela Island.

On a short inter-island flight and private transfer, arrive in the volcanic slopes of the highlands for your four night stay. From iguanas to blue-footed boobies, Isabela Island consists of the vast majority of all species found in the Galapagos.

Witness the incredible wildlife.

Continue to experience incredible expeditions like snorkelling on the Cuatro Hermanos Islands, trekking to the Sierra Negra Volcano, kayaking among penguins and biking to the oldest and largest black mangroves in the Galapagos, tracking tortoises along the way.

sunset in the Galapagos
Depart for the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Galapagos-Safari-Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp

Situated in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, this luxury camp offers the perfect base from which to explore the Galapagos on both land and sea adventures. Taking inspiration from luxury safari experiences in Africa, the camp consists of nine safari-style tents and a family suite spread out over 55 hectares of wilderness. The eco-conscious camp offers a range of sustainable excursions like privately guided tours of neighbouring islands, inland walks and water sports activities.

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Scalesia-Galapagos-Lodge

Scalesia Galapagos Lodge

Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is situated on the volcanic slopes of the highlands of Isabela Island. Situated on 40 acres of forestland, the lodge features a selection of 16 safari-style tents with spectacular ocean and forest views. Scalesia offers a diverse range of outdoor activities including snorkelling excursions to The Tunnels, guided tours of the Sierra Negra Volcano and tortoise tracking to the Wall of Tears.

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What people are saying

In summary, it was a first class trip which we truly enjoyed. We have not one single complaint and in fact we tip our hats to OROKO, you exceeded our expectations. It is a great feeling when you just know everything is organised.

Rose & John – Sorrento, May 2019

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