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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
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Best 10 Tours to the Galapagos on a Budget Trips & Tours

4 trips from 9 tour companies with 2 reviews

All Best 10 Tours to the Galapagos on a Budget tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 5.0 for all Best 10 Tours to the Galapagos on a Budget trips.

Best 10 Tours to the Galapagos on a Budget Trips & Tours

4 trips from 9 tour companies with 2 reviews

All Best 10 Tours to the Galapagos on a Budget tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 5.0 for all Best 10 Tours to the Galapagos on a Budget trips.

 
Galapagos Islands Family Adventure
9 days

Galapagos Islands Family Adventure

5.0 | Excellent | 4 Reviews
Type:
Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits:
Ecuador, Andes Mountains, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Quito, Santa Cruz Island
$ 2,690
$ 299per day
Highlights
  • Explore Isabela Island by mountain bike
  • Snorkel with sea lions and friendly sharks
  • Surf the Galapagos with instructors
  • Sleep on the rim of a dormant volcano
  • Cook a traditional meal with a local family
  • Walk through a colony of marine iguanas
  • Traverse a cloud forest canopy zip-line
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The Galápagos Islands & Ecuador tour
10 days

The Galápagos Islands & Ecuador

4.6 | Excellent | 14 Reviews
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Ecuador, Galapagos, Isabela Island, Quito, Santa Cruz Island
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Highlights
  • Quito’s UNESCO-recognized historic center
  • One-of-a-kind animal encounters
  • Snorkeling with sea lions & penguins
  • Dramatic volcanic landscapes
  • Flightless cormorants & fearless hawks
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Cruising the Galápagos on the Galápagos Legend tour
7 days

Cruising the Galápagos on the Galápagos Legend

4.7 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type:
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Very Easy
Very Easy Physical Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural
Visits:
Ecuador, Guayaquil, Quito
$ 3,079
$ 440per day
Highlights
  • Visit North Seymour, a landmass formed by a series of underwater volcanic eruptions, which deposited layers of lava on the ocean floor
  • Visit a lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, other sandpiper species, and white-cheeked pintails
  • Visit includes time to swim with the sea lions and other marine life
  • Visit the Giant Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal
  • Visit the port village for a last chance at souvenirs before bidding farewell to the enchanted Galápagos Islands
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Galapagos Island Hopper - South America Vacation Tours tour
6 days

Galapagos Island Hopper - South America Vacation Tours

5.0 | Excellent | 1 Review
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Singles Travel
Visits:
Ecuador, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island
$ 2,055
$ 343per day
Highlights
  • Discover Guayaquil
  • Enjoy the Guided tour to Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Visit Galápagos National Park
  • Snorkel through the clear blue water in Isabela Island
  • Explore Kicker Rock
  • Visit Tortuga Bay beach
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