When planning your Galapagos cruise it's hard to know what the appropriate length of time is: there are 4, 5, 8 and 15-day tours.
So let's break down the different options of tour length so you can decide what’s right for you.
Keep in mind that the first day of your cruise is really a half day due to morning flight to the islands, and the last day is short in order to get you to the airport on time, so in fact the four-day trip becomes two full days of cruising and excursions, and the five-day becomes three full days, whereas the eight-day trip is 6 full days, allowing you to really maximize the time needed to visit the most remote islands.
Four days is ideal for those anxious to see this unique paradise but who don't have the luxury of time, or for those hoping to see other parts of mainland Ecuador on the same trip. Four days is a good length of time to allow you to combine with other amazing spots in Ecuador.
Five days is a sufficient amount of time for a richer experience and to see a variety of islands and diverse ecosystems. When comparing a four-day to a five-day trip, that extra day will really make the difference. Trust us.
Eight days, on the other hand is perfect for those coming from Australia, Europe, North America, or longer distances as extra days in the Galapagos will make the long trip well worthwhile.
Not only will you see the best visitor sites, but you will also truly experience the best of the Galapagos by having the amount of time necessary to see the islands’ more remote visitor sites.
With more days you will see more islands, and therefore more diverse wildlife. For an once-in-a-lifetime experience, we recommend this trip length.
Finally, fifteen days will make the avid traveler, wildlife aficionado and adventure seekers' trip complete. With the best of the Galapagos all in one trip you will have the time of your life.
You’re already making an investment in airfare, might as well splurge for the extra days to make this trip to the Galapagos truly unforgettable.
Depending on your individual needs, we can surely find the right length of trip in the Galapagos for you, you really can’t go wrong!