The Galapagos Islands are a true once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list destination. People from all over the world dream of visiting this natural phenomenon and are willing to invest a lot of time and money into their trips. Visitors come from all walks of life and backgrounds, and to reflect this, there are a variety of cruise and vacation types to suit different budgets.
Of course, the cost of Galapagos cruises does depend on when you want to go and the style in which you want to travel. These prices listed below are approximate and subject to change depending on availability. You also have to factor in the cost of getting to Ecuador, which is the starting point of all access to the Galapagos Islands.
For a luxury class boat with all the trimmings and extras you would associate with high-end travel, you should be paying around $500 to $600 a day. For this, you’ll get luxurious accommodation, guides, fine dining and top facilities. A first-class boat will set you back around $300 to $400. You’ll be very comfortable and eat and drink well on board. At the bottom end of the scale, you’ll find the tourist class vessels. These really provide all the basics you need in terms of accommodation and facilities, as you might expect. So, over the course of the week, you could be looking at $2,000 difference between a luxury experience and one with just the basics.
Those looking to travel on a real budget are advised to book a tourist class vessel. However, there are a few other ways to keep your costs down. If you’re willing to take a chance booking last minute you might be able to find some great bargains, check here a page with some Galapagos cruises deals. If you are lookin for some day tours in Galapagos, you can also check som daily tours yachts.
Traveling during the low season, which is generally any other time outside of the Christmas and summer holiday periods means you should get a better price. However, because of the unique year-round appeal of the islands, the difference between prices is not as great as it might be for other destinations.
However you travel, whether it’s on a budget or by designing your own luxury Galapagos custom vacations, you’re sure to enjoy an experience you will never forget.
Take a look of these tour programs:
1. Galapagos Cruise Itinerary: Amazing Nine Days East & Central Islands Boat Journey
2. Cusco Tour: Cusco and Sacred Valley Tour
3. Inca Trails Tour: The Incas Trail Tour
4. Amazon River Cuise in Ecuador: Amazon River Cruise Journey
5. Galapagos & Machu Picchu Tour: Galapagos & Machu Picchu 12 Days Voyage