Galapagos Christmas Vacation | Christmas Tours, Adventures - Galapagos Islands

If you are looking to vacation over the Christmas holiday in the Galápagos Islands, Galápagos Unbound has more Christmas holiday offerings than any other tour operator.  With a variety of options ranging from land based tours, island hopping, family-focused trips, Christmas cruises and even our signature Unbound tour, we are the Enchanted Isles #1 option for vacationing during the Christmas season.

Christmas is a popular time of year that books almost a year in advance with many of our Galápagos tours.  However, be sure to call or email for any last-minute cancelations or other openings that still may be available.  We have exclusive contracts and permits and bulk up our offerings during the Christmas holiday to meet the high demand of anxious Galápagos travelers!

Go to the "itinerary tab" to explore all of your Galápagos Christmas options!



TRIPS WITH FLIGHTS INCLUDED! (limited, call fast)


    Galapagos Islands Adventure

    • Days: 6 days
    • Rates: $3649 per guest (free Galapagos flights!)

    Galapagos Islands Explorer 

    • Days: 10 days
    • Rates: $4849 (free Galapagos flights!)

    Galapagos Christmas Sailing

    • Yacht Class: Tourist Superior
    • Days: 7 or 8
    • Rates: $3395-3645 (includes flights and park fees!)

    Galapagos Christmas Cruise Adventure

    • Cruise Class: First
    • Days: 4 days
    • Rates: $3195 per guest (free Galapagos flights)



    Galapagos Signature Tour

    • Days: 9 days
    • Rates: $4599 per guest (take $200 off per person)

    Galapagos By Kayak

    • Days: 9 days
    • Rates: $4150 per guest (take $300 off per person)

    Galapagos Christmas Island Hopping Tour

    • Days: 7 days
    • Rates: $3397 per guest (take $200 off per person)


    Christmas Departures

    Galapagos Unbound (Signature Land-Based Tour)

    December 9 - 17, 2017  December 23 - 31, 2017 

    The one that started it all, the signature, "Galápagos Unbound,” is a unique, multisport tour that includes sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and amazing wildlife viewing. Unlike most tours of the Galápagos Islands, This journey transports small, personal groups to visit sites that are not on the main tourist routes and allows you to navigate your own adventure. Simply put, there is nothing else like it because of our exclusive access to parts of the National Park nobody else explores!

    • Top Rated on TripAdvisor
    • Exclusive beach camping
    • Swim with sea lions, snorkel with sea turtles, explore the truly un-touched parts of the Galapagos like Darwin did!
    • Rates: $4599 per guest



    Galapagos Islands Adventure (3 Island Tour)

    Trip Dates:  Dec 31-Jan 5

    • Rates: $3649 per guest (includes flights!)

    Itinerary in Brief:

    Day 1: Arrive Baltra Island to Santa Cruz
    Day 2: Santa Cruz to Isabela Island
    Day 3: Isabela
    Day 4: Isabela to San Cristóbal
    Day 5: San Cristóbal
    Day 6: San Cristóbal -Baltra-Guayaquil or Quito


    Galapagos Islands Explorer (Four Island Tour)

    Dec 15-24, Dec 23-Jan 1, Dec 29-Jan 7

    • Rates: $4849 (includes flights!)
    Itinerary in Brief:
    Day 1: Arrive in Quito, Ecuador
    Day 2: San Cristóbal
    Day 3: San Cristóbal
    Day 4: Floreana 
    Day 5: Isabela 
    Day 6: Isabela 
    Day 7: Isabela
    Day 8: Santa Cruz 
    Day 9: Santa Cruz to Quito, Ecuador
    Day10: Quito to home or stay and explore


    Galapagos Christmas Sailing

    By special arrangement, we have chartered the lovely yacht Encantada (Enchanted) for three special winter holiday departures in late December 2017. On this Galapagos Islands sailing tour, you travel aboard the charming 70’ yacht Encantada, with just 12 passengers in total. This is an ideal trip for those who want to explore the Galapagos Islands with a small group of like-minded, curious people. Each of these unique sailing itineraries is different and visits different islands. They can be joined together for those wishing to spend more time in the Galapagos and visit even more of this fabulous National Park. These special winter-vacation departures offer an excellent value during an ideal time of year to visit the Galapagos Islands.

    The Western Loop: Dec 18-Dec 25

    The Southeastern Loop: Dec 23-Dec 30 - Sold Out

    The Northern Loop: Dec 28-Jan 3, 2018

    • Yacht Class: Tourist Superior
    • Days: 7 or 8
    • Rates: $3395-3645   Includes Galapagos Round trip flights and Park fee


    Galapagos Christmas Cruise Adventure

    December 22, 2017 - December 25, 2017

    We invite you to break away from the habitual this Christmas holiday in favor of the exotic unknown. Tour the Galapagos Islands with us and embrace your voyaging spirit as you follow in the steps of great explorers like Charles Darwin. The unique, secluded beauty of the Galapagos Islands will doubtlessly inspire you and captivate you, for the islands are filled with wonders you cannot buy but must experience.

    • Yacht Class: First 
    • Days: 4
    • Rate: $3195 per guest


    Galapagos Cruise - Luxury Class

    December 21, 2018 - December 26, 2018

    Travel the Galápagos as Darwin did, voyaging from island to island, on our new Galápagos Islands Luxury Adventure Cruise. On board the Petrel, a luxury catamaran, you explore the archipelago with all the freedom, thrill, and adventure that only sailing can provide. Our catamaran cruise is designed around the adventurous spirit of the Galápagos. 

    • Yacht Class: Luxury
    • Days: 6
    • Rate: $5600 per guest


    Galapagos by Kayak

    December 16,  2017 - December 24, 2017

    We've designed this exclusive Galapagos kayak tour for people who are passionate about kayaking and want an adventure with more miles of paddling and more nights spent camping under the stars.  This is the only expedition-style kayak tour in the Galapagos Islands that combines five nights of camping with kayaking along the shores of two distinct islands - Santa Cruz and San Cristobal.  While there are other kayak tours offered in the Galapagos, be aware that they are boat-based and offer limited time for paddling.

    • Kayak-centric tour
    • Exclusive beach camping experience
    • One date only!


    Galapagos Christmas Island Hopping Tour

    December 21 - 27, 2017 

    • Multi-island tour visiting Floreana, Isabela and Santa Cruz
    • Hike, kayak, expore your way around the Galapagos Islands on this unique and exclusive Christmas adventure!
    • Rates: Starting at $3397 per guest



    Dates & Rates

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    Dec 09, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
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    Supplementary Information

    Galapagos Unbound 

    Sea Kayak and Multi-Sport Trip - 9 days,  $4599 per person
    December 9th-17th, 2017
    December 23th- 31st , 2017 - Double Departure


    Three-Island Lodge-Based Adventures

    6-day, three Island tour - $3,649 (includes flights!)
    December 24-29, 2017 - Sold Out
    December 31, 2017 - January 5, 2018


    Galapagos Island Explorer - Four Island Tour

    10-day, Four Island tour - $4,849 (includes flights!)
    December 15-24, 2017
    December 23, 2017 - January1, 2018
    December 29, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    Galapagos by Kayak

    Galapagos kayaking and beach camping - 9 Days starting at $3850
    December 16 - December 24, 2017
    Galapagos Island Sailing

    8 Day Itinerary
    Departures: December 18; December 23, 2017
    Adult Price: $3645 - includes Galapagos round trip flights and National Park fee

    7 Day Itinerary
    Departures: December 28, 2017
    Adult Price: $3395 - includes Galapagos round trip flights and National Park fee
    Single supplement 50%

    Galapagos Islands Luxury Adventure Cruise

    December 21 to 26, 2018
    Suites  - $5950
    Staterooms $5600
    Single Supplement 50%

    Galapagos Christmas Island Hopping Tour

    December 21 to 27, 2018
    Price: Starting at $3,397
    Single Supplement: $343 per person
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    FAQ & More

    Where are the Galapagos Islands?

    The Galapagos Islands (or Archipelago de Colon)are a Province of Ecuador located about 500 miles (800 kilometers) west of the Ecuadorian coast and are located directly on the equator.

    What's the weather like during Christmas in the Galapagos

    You can visit our Galapagos When To Go page for more details on each month. Here is what December looks like in the Galapagos:

    • Air Temp (Max / Min): 27 / 22C, 81 / 72F
    • Hours of clear skies: 4.0
    • Average Rainfall: 1.3cm, 0.50in (in the highlands)
    • Average Water Temperature: 22.5C / 73F

    What type of wildlife activity is there during the Christmas vacation?

    During Christmas break, with temperatures in the low 80s, it's a perfect time for wildlife activity and breeding. If you are looking to swim with sea lions, see an abundance of iguanas, amazing Frigate birds and Blue-footed boobies, Christmas is the perfect time of year!

    Wildlife Activity:
    • Blue-footed boobies nesting
    • Red-footed boobies and masked boobies breeding and nesting (year-round)
    • Waved albatross nesting
    • Magnificent and Great Frigate birds nesting (year-round on North Seymour Only)
    • Green sea turtles begin mating
    • Marine Iguanas and Land Iguanas begin mating
    • California sea lions breeding
    • Fur Sea lions breeding
    • Flightless Cormorants, Penguins and Greater Flamingoes breeding and nesting (year-round, depending on food supply)

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