Galapagos Alternative
The Best Way to Visit the Galapagos

Uniquely Immersive

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

Galapagos Alternative is a local tour company with strong connections to the community that we extend to our guests. Meet the people who live on the islands and visit the places the locals visit. Traveling with Galapagos Alternative feels more like visiting a friend.

Experience is Different

How to plan a trip to the Galapagos

Let us provide you with a fully-customized travel itinerary that will span your entire stay, be your vacation a short trip that needs a well orchestrated schedule to see as much as possible or a long trip that allows you to slow down and enjoy all the island has to offer. We pair up-close encounters of the Galapagos’ most famous residences with good food, good people and the vacation you have your heart set on. 

Build Your Trip

Find out why the Galapagos is so famous

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.

What does “Sustainable Tourism” mean in Galapagos?

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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"Just got back from a 12-day trip to the Galapagos arranged thru Galapagos Alternative and everything was exceptional. From the tours, to the transfers, flights, and most importantly the people... everything was smooth. Highly recommend it!"
- Alex G.
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