Explore the Galápagos Islands

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But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. (Job 12:7–10 ESV)

What comes to mind when you think of “the trip of a lifetime”? How about an epic adventure to a beautiful and remote corner of God’s creation—a string of islands rising up out of the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador? Come explore the famous Galápagos Islands with Answers in Genesis and discover an amazing piece of wilderness through the lens of a biblical worldview!

A “Laboratory” for Created Kinds—Not Evolution

When people think of the Galápagos Islands, most immediately picture Charles Darwin (him and giant tortoises—and, yes, you get to see giant tortoises on the trip!). After all, Darwin made this isolated archipelago famous with his ideas about natural selection and the evolution of “Darwin’s finches.” But these islands are far from the laboratory of evolution that so many scientists consider them to be. Rather, they’re a tremendous confirmation of the biblical worldview and created kinds!

Discover the truth about the Galápagos Islands for yourself as you snorkel in crystal-clear waters among creatures as diverse as sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, reef sharks, rays, and a whole host of reef fish; meet giant (and we do mean giant) tortoises; birdwatch for exotic species; explore 1,200 species within the orchid kind in an orchidarium; and so much more.

During this guided trip, in partnership with Living and Learning International (L&LI), you’ll learn from Answers in Genesis’ Dr. Jennifer Rivera (Director of Educational Programs) and Jessica Jaworski (Education Specialist, wildlife ecologist), along with Galápagos botanical expert Vivian Rivera. It’s an exciting time of adventuring and learning in the most incredible classroom of all—God’s creation!

If you have any questions, please contact our Explore Team at explore@creationmuseum.org.

Dates: May 28–June 7, 2024. The program begins upon your arrival at the Quito International Airport on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. You must arrive in Quito no later than Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The trip concludes the evening of June 7, 2024, in Quito, Ecuador.

Ages: 14 years and up. Children ages 14 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: For details on what to bring and wear for this event, view the checklist.

Age and Physical Requirements

L&LI participants must possess the necessary physical capacity to safely perform the essential functions of the program itinerary with reasonable accommodations. L&LI is limited in providing reasonable accommodations as Ecuador has its own unique physical barriers and structural obstacles in natural and man-made environments that prevent or block mobility and/or access.

L&LI travelers must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, walk for sixty minutes uninterrupted, snorkel for forty-five minutes, possess the ability to transport themselves from one place to another in a timely manner (specifically from land to boat), and be able to carry at least fifty pounds (weight of luggage). While the following is not an exhaustive list, participants will need to navigate these and other environments: uneven roads, dirt paths, stairs, steps, boarding and deboarding a boat, boarding and deboarding city transportation with a short window of time that doors stay open, etc. Due to the fast pace and rigorous itinerary, this program is limited to travelers 14 years and older. Additionally, any minor 14 years and older joining the program must be accompanied by an adult.

Pricing & Registration


$500 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.

$2,499.50 (50% of total) is due by November 1, 2023.

Payment in full is due by February 19, 2024.

Registration coming soon.

The package price includes:
  • Complete logistics from arrival to departure in Quito, Ecuador
  • All food, lodging, and transportation
  • Regional airfare to/from Galápagos Islands only
  • Dedicated Living and Learning hosts for entire experience
  • Language translation
  • Orientation and debrief
  • Schedule of educational events within Ecuador
  • Local tourism and shopping opportunity
  • All program tips
Plus the following activities:
  • Quito Botanical Garden
  • Mitad del Mundo
  • Teleférico Gondola
  • Six-Island All-Inclusive Galápagos Excursion
  • Meeting with Darwin Center Scientist
  • Multiple snorkeling opportunities
  • (1) Lecture in Quito, Ecuador
  • (3) One-hour presentations: Dr. Jennifer Rivera (Science/Biblical Worldview), Jessica Jaworski (Feathered, Flying, Ferocious Birds of the Galápagos with a focus on bird/dinosaur ideas), Vivian Rivera (Galápagos botanical expert, with a focus on botanical specimens, botanical transport after the flood, biblical worldview)
The package price does NOT include:
  • International airfare to and from Quito, Ecuador
  • Travel insurance (required for all travelers)
  • Laundry during the program
  • Cost to acquire passports
  • Anything not listed in “The package price includes”
  • Optional hotel accommodations the evening of May 28 or June 7, 2024, based on flight schedule


Downloadable itinerary
May 28 – June 7, 2024
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28 29 30 31 1
Arrive in Quito, Ecuador Fly to San Cristóbal, Galapagos Day Trip to León Dormido Santa Cruz, El Ranco Tortoise Excursion Day Trip to Santa Fe
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tortuga Bay, Las Grietas, Darwin Center Isabella Island, Muro de Lagrimas, Tortoise Breeding Center, Wetland Center Day Trip to Floreana Island Salt Mines, Tintoreras Fly Back to Quito, Tour Botanical Garden Quito Teleférico, Mitad del Mundo

*Please know that itinerary details are subject to last-minute changes as weather, availability, travel delays, and so on all impact a program.