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If you’re looking to explore some of Latin America’s most iconic destinations in 2022 or beyond, now is the perfect time to plan ahead. Plus, take advantage of our new Flexible Booking Policy when booking before 31 December 2021.

Holidays Galapagos Islands

Enjoy diving, snorkelling, wildlife watching and cruising in the Galapagos on one of our unforgettable holidays. Book now with Journey Latin America.

Things to do

Discover a wealth of activities in the Galapagos Islands, from wildlife encounters to biking, kayaking and snorkelling. Book with Journey Latin America.

Where to go when - our guide to Galapagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

The weather in Galapagos Islands is wide and varied

The Galapagos Islands are extraordinary no matter the time of the year. Although there are two distinct seasons, the hot rainier season of Dec-May and the cooler dry season of June-November, the wildlife both on land and underwater is prolific and easy to spot every single month. You may choose to time your visit to coincide with a particular wildlife event, such as the June-October whale watching, the arrival of the waved albatross in April or the February marine iguana mating season when they turn brightly coloured. However, our general advice is to base your dates on whether you prefer hot days when the sun beats down through clear blue skies or whether you’d be more comfortable exploring the islands in cooler temperatures, with breezier days and some cloud protection from the sun. Another consideration is how you wish to explore. If you want a smaller expedition cruise, or wish to ‘island-hop’ travelling by speedboat between the islands, then you might consider December-May when the seas are calm. If you preference is for a less intimate and larger/inherently more stable vessel then the choppier seas of June-November needn’t be much of a concern. Novice snorkelers and divers may favour the warmer waters and better underwater visibility of December-May although the nutrient rich cool waters of June-November, when visibility reduces, bring with them even more underwater activity and larger species. A final consideration may be what the weather is like in other places you are visiting during your holiday, for example in Ecuador’s Andean highlands, the Amazon rainforest or perhaps even in Peru or another country?

View our Galapagos Islands weather guide

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  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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