Galapagos Alternative:
An Experience Unlike Any Other.

Uniquely Immersive

You Can Be Near Nature. Or You Can Be In Nature.

Uniquely personal connections to the local community coupled with our clear understanding of US-based travelers’ expectations make traveling with Galapagos Alternative more like visiting a friend.

The experience is different
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We’ll Work With You To Create The Perfect Trip.

Don’t get bogged down in the details of your trip’s plan or restricted to the offerings of a single hotel or travel company. Let us provide you with a fully-customized travel itinerary that will span your entire stay.

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Like No Place On Earth.

Galapagos Alternative’s land-based, island-hopping tours offer you a unique perspective of the Galapagos islands, the way we see them: as locals. With our personalized custom Galapagos tour itineraries, you can choose the sights and activities most suited to your interests.


Personalized Tours. Community-based Ecotourism.

Galapagos Islands

Our land-based Galapagos tours allow you to experience the culture of the Galapagos by staying at local hotels, eating at local restaurants and exploring the local sights and communities at your own pace.

Travel to Galapagos

Begin or end your Galapagos Island tour by exploring mainland Ecuador. Visit Quito, the highest capital city in the world nestled in the volcanos of the Andes before beginning a 4-day Amazon Jungle excursion, or explore the coastal city of Guayaquil.

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You can also add a trip to Peru to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and wander around the enchanting mountain city of Cusco.

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"The representatives and tour guide companies that Galapagos Alternative uses were all, quite simply, just perfect."
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