Visit 15 Different Islands, Each Unique
Explore a broad cross-section of the archipelago on our comprehensive itinerary, including numerous less-visited islands, for the widest range of photo opportunities
Stay at Nat Hab's Private Tortoise Camp
Gain rare access to remote islands as you live aboard our luxury motor catamaran, and photograph wild giant tortoises when you spend a night ashore at our exclusive private Tortoise Camp
Hone Your Craft with In-Depth Field Workshops
Travel with three naturalist Expedition Leaders who are also photography pros, with in-the-field workshops on a range of topics, including editing.
Simply the Best Galapagos Adventure for Serious Photographers
- You Won't Find a More Comprehensive Itinerary for Photographers
Our 17-day adventure includes 15 different islands in the Galapagos archipelago! Most visitors hit just a few. You'll be assured of unhurried photography encounters with the widest possible variety of settings and species as we make our way through a large cross-section of the islands.
- A Small Group Ensures Closer Wildlife Photography
When you travel in a small group, you have a quieter and more intimate experience, with more opportunities to get closer to wildlife in a very low-impact setting. That means better photos!
- The Best Guide-to-Guest Ratio in the Galapagos
We limit this photo expedition to just 15 travelers. And with three naturalist Expedition Leaders at the helm, including a highly accomplished photographer who's especially adept at sharing techniques and approaches specific to island wildlife photography, you're sure to have a superlative experience when it comes to getting the images you covet.
- Photograph Wild Giant Tortoises at Nat Hab's Private Camp
An exclusive feature of this trip is an overnight stay at Nat Hab's private Tortoise Camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz, where wild tortoises roam freely over this remote parcel of private land. Accommodations are in raised safari-style canvas tents and elevated treehouses (all with en suite facilities), surrounded by nature. Step out your door and into wild tortoise terrain!
- Secluded Snorkeling & Underwater Photography
Snorkeling is a highlight for many Galapagos visitors, including photographers keen to capture images of the vibrant undersea world. Inquisitive sea lions, sea turtles, penguins and schools of bright tropical fish provide captivating subjects. In our small groups, away from large ship crowds, marine life is front and center, and you're the sole audience.
- Intensive Editing Workshops in the Field
Work alongside your fellow photographers and our Photo Expedition Leader on best practices and cutting-edge post-production techniques to create and hone superlative images. Find inspiration among avid peers as you spend time daily on topics that further the capture and presentation of amazing shots.
- Our Private Chartered Yacht Keeps Operations Within Our Control
Rather than sending you through a local ship-owner who takes bookings from many sources, we run every element of our Galapagos trips—from meeting you on arrival in Quito through the chartering of our small luxury motor catamaran to escorting you to the Quito airport for your homeward flight. Only by managing each step of our operations can we ensure that your photography expedition is superlative—and we don't settle for less!
- Photograph Quito's Historic Old Town
Tiny Ecuador is one of the world's most geographically and culturally diverse countries. As a complement to your Galapagos immersion, we include an overnight stay at an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of historic Quito, with a guided photography tour of its Old Town, the best-preserved colonial quarter in South America. It's a richer cultural experience than just flying in and out of Guayaquil, as most trips do. Photograph elegant Spanish architecture, grand plazas, extravagant churches, and European, Moorish and indigenous influences that have made the 16th-century Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The Finest Guides in the Galapagos
Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the highest-quality guides in the industry. Our group of elite Galapagos Expedition Leaders, all with high-level certification from Galapagos National Park, averages more than 15 years' guiding experience each. Additionally, they receive training, resources and materials from WWF scientists. And our Photography Expedition Leader is a top-level specialist, an accomplished professional when it comes to capturing world-class images of Galapagos wildlife—and by your side at every turn with support and advice to help you do the same. We believe a nature adventure is only as good as the guide, so we simply must provide the best! See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Outstanding Galapagos Experience
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, clearly stating that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world's first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel as well as the exceptional quality of our worldwide adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!