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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

In Galapagos Christmas is a very special season and one of the most demanded by tourists. For this reason, it’s important to plan in advance if you want to be in the Galapagos for Christmas and New Year.

Unlike major cities, or to the kind of celebration we may be accustom to, in Galapagos, you won’t find kids singing carols, or lights everywhere. What you will find is a world of tranquility and of unity among your family and loved ones.

If you want a more traditional celebration, maybe the best idea is to take a land-based tour, where you will stay in a town and be able to enjoy the Ecuadorian traditions. During the Holidays. celebrating Christmas and the New Year in Ecuador is a contrast between folklore and tradition, with Christmas being a very religious celebration and the New Year’s having its own ritual.

What to expect in Galapagos
during Christmas and New Year

Christmas is a family festivity held on December 24th. Starting at around eight o’ clock at night, when the Galapagos towns seem to be uninhabited. However, every house is filled with happiness, and cheerful children shouting and playing all around the house, waiting for Santa Claus to come down the chimney, greet the children, and hand them their gifts. But before this, an exquisite dinner is prepared.

New Years is a time when the vibrant spirit of the Ecuadorian people takes center stage in of the cities, the villages of the countryside and on the sunny shores of the Galapagos Islands. Its a time of celebration with friends and the community at large. People from everywhere coming together to bid farewell to the old and welcome the new.

Booking your tour to Galapagos during
Christmas and New Year

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If you were wondering which was the high season in Galapagos, well, it is certainly during Christmas and New Year . And not necessarily because there is something different with the wildlife, or the islands themselves; rather than the special location this is for such an important family celebration.

Tips for spending Christmas and New Year in the Galapagos Islands.

  1. Book ahead: Many of us, some time ago, even myself, have an adventurer spirit and let us go with the flow, and expect to get better rates as the traveling date approaches. Indeed, it works for lots of places, but not for Christmas in Galapagos. It’s never too early to book for the end of the year holidays. Even at the beginning of the year is kind of hard to find availability for Christmas of the same year.
  1. Contact our travel experts; With more than 10 years of experience, we know how to make your trip to the Galapagos a journey where you won’t need to worry about anything else than enjoying. is the biggest tours wholesaler for the Galapagos and Ecuador. Therefore, we can relay in our services from the moment you arrive in Ecuador, until the minute you arrive for your international flight out.

The Galapagos Islands offer a unique experience, a place where you can feel the joy of the Holiday Seasons with the warmth and love of your dearest ones.
“When loved ones are near; it’s the most fantastic time, Yes the most wonderful time, Of the Year”