If you are looking to vacation over the Christmas holiday in the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos 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 Galapagos 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 Galapagos travelers!
Go to the "itinerary tab" to explore all of your Galapagos Christmas options!
CHRISTMAS BREAK SPECIALS - CALL 800-214-0579
- Length: 6 days
- Departures: 12/16, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30
- Rates: $3504 per guest
- Length: 10 days
- Departures: 12/14, 12/24, 12/28
- Rates: $4779 per guest
- Days: 10 days
- Departures: 12/14, 12/21, 12/22
- Rates: $5145 per guest
- Days: 9 days
- Departures: 12/23
- Rates: $4500 per guest
- Days: 6 days
- Departures: 12/21 (please contact us for other cruise options during the holiday break)
- Rates: $5600 per guest
Galapagos Unbound (Signature Land-Based Tour)
December 14 - 23, 2018
December 21 - 30, 2018
The one that started it all, the signature, "Galapagos Unbound,” is a unique, multisport tour that includes sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and amazing wildlife viewing. Unlike most tours of the Galapagos 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: $5145 per guest
Galapagos Islands Adventure (3 Island Tour)
Dec 16 - 21, 2018
Dec 23 - 28, 2018
Dec 25 - 30, 2018
Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019
- Rates: $3504
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 14 - 23, 2018
Dec 24, 2018 Jan 2, 2019
Dec 28, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
- Rates: $4779
Day 2: San Cristóbal
Day 3: San Cristóbal
Day 4: Floreana
Day 5: Isabela
Day 6: Isabela
Galapagos by Kayak
December 15, 2018 - December 23, 2018
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 Cruise - Luxury Class
December 21, 2018 - December 26, 2018
Travel the Galapagos as Darwin did, voyaging from island to island, on our new Galapagos 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 Galapagos.
- Yacht Class: Luxury
- Days: 6
- Rate: $5600 per guest
Dates & Rates
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|Dec 01, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019 |
Check below for trip dates and pricing
Three-Island Lodge-Based Adventures
Galapagos Island Explorer - Four Island Tour
Galapagos by Kayak
Galapagos Islands Luxury Adventure Cruise
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FAQ & More
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.
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
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!
• 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)
The Galapagos Islands are very popular year-round, but especially during the winter holidays. It is highly advised that you book 12 months in advance or more, as many trips fill up that far out. Still, feel free to inquire about last-minute holiday availability.