Galapagos Safari Camp

5 to 7 Days from From $3600.00
Galapagos Safari Camp is a new way to experience the Galapagos, either in addition to a cruise or as a unique destination in itself. Our eco-luxury tented camp – one of the first in Latin America – follows the African safari tradition in which guests enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.

 

Galapagos Safari Camp

Most people choose to experience the Galapagos Islands on a traditional boat tour; motoring from island to island throughout the night.  For an adventurous and luxurious alternative, we suggest the Galapagos Safari Camp.  The safari camp will appeal to those who want to actively explore all the islands have to offer during the day by boating, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain biking, or kayaking, and return to their comfortable and luxurious accommodations at the unique safari style eco-camp each evening.  Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and islands from the main lodge veranda at sunset, or the equally gorgeous views from your own hammock and private balcony.  Experience all the beauty and activities the islands have to offer, but commune with nature in peace and quiet at night, lapping in the luxury of the tented camp.

Our camp borders the Galapagos National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island’s “transition zone”, close to the tortoise reserve. The 55-hectare farm is on a ridge with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean, as well as the western & northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rábida, Guy Fawkes & Daphne.

The main lodge is perched on a hill, with panoramic views from its expansive veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands dotted on the horizon. There is a lounge for relaxation, a cozy fireplace and an honor bar. The dining room serves local and international dishes created by our chef using home-grown produce.

Luxury tents are located below the main lodge. Erected on wooden platforms, they are composed of three layers: one to protect against the sun, another against the rain and an inner canvas shell. Inside they are spacious (27m2), and their custom-made furniture was designed with comfort, practicality and elegance in mind. Twin beds can be joined to become one queen bed; and there are cupboards, a writing desk and a fan/heater for temperature control. A sofa bed can be added for children under 12. The en suite bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All the tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the wonderful view.

Family suite – we are pleased to announce that Galapagos Safari Camp now offers a three-bedroom suite as an alternative to our luxury tents. Its location next to the main lodge makes it an ideal option for families who favour more private and cohesive lodging. The family suite, which sleeps six, features a master bedroom and two twin rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.

The infinity pool is ideal for a refreshing swim on hot days, or for simply relaxing in the tranquillity of the setting.

The viewpoint is a spectacular place for yoga, private lunches or cocktails at sunset. It comprises of an eating area as well as a comfortable lounge, and events can be organized upon request.

The farm is very rich in birdlife, including finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. Giant tortoises can also be found pottering among the tents. As a result of our conservation work, many local species of tree, such as scalesia, guayabillo and palo santo, are rapidly regaining a foothold after years of cattle farming.

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • transfers and ground transportation
  • Boat excursions and snorkeling or scuba diving
  • English Speaking Naturalist guide
  • Activities and visits as mentioned in itinerary

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Galapagos park fees
  • Tourist card
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Tips

Classic 5 day itinerary.  Please ask about other itinerary options.
Day 1 – In search of the giant Tortoise.

Having been met by an English  speaking naturalist guide at the Baltra Airport, you will cross the narrow Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island, heading up to a farm in the highlands for a delicious lunch. You will then have the opportunity to explore the areas vegetation and micro climates, as well as pit craters and lava tunnels and to become acquainted with its endemic Scalesia and Guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve you will experience emblematic giant tortoises in their natural habitat, in addition to the abundant bird life of the highlands. Your afternoon will conclude at Galapagos Safari Camp with sunset cocktails followed by dinner.

 

Day 2 & 3 – Cruising to a Neighbouring island.

After an early wake up call, a boat will take you to one of the neighbouring islands: North Symour, Bartolome, Santa Fe or South Plaza. Each island has it’s own unique natural habitat, and you will be guided through the evolutionary phenomena  of your destination. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest marine reserve in the world, and snorkeling off the boat is a highlight of the trip. Alternatively if you are SCUBA certified , we can replace one or more days with diving excursions.

 

Day 4 – Exploring the East.

In the morning you will be driven to the eastern part of the island. At 490 meters above sea level, Cerro Mesa offers spectacular views and boasts the largest crater on the Santa Cruz Island. It is home to a number of endemic plants, as well as seven subspecies of finch and the vermilion fly catcher. After lunch you will visit Garrapatero Beach, where the contract of mangroves, black lava, white sand and turquoise water, along with its bird life and flamingo lagoon is magnificent. Kayaking and mountain biking are optional activities.

 

Day 5 – Sunrise walk and depart.

On your last day you can tour Galapagos Safari Camp at leisure and enjoy the sunrise from our viewpoint before your airport transfer.

Our Tented Camp borders the Galapagos National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island’s “transition zone”, close to the tortoise reserve. The 55-hectare farm is on a ridge with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean, as well as the western & northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rábida, Guy Fawkes & Daphne.

The main lodge is perched on a hill, with panoramic views from its expansive veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands dotted on the horizon. There is a lounge for relaxation, a cozy fireplace and an honor bar. The dining room serves local and international dishes created by our chef using home-grown produce.

Our nine luxury tents are located below the main lodge. Erected on wooden platforms, they are composed of three layers: one to protect against the sun, another against the rain and an inner canvas shell. Inside they are spacious (27m2), and their custom-made furniture was designed with comfort, practicality and elegance in mind. Twin beds can be joined to become one queen bed; and there are cupboards, a writing desk and a fan/heater for temperature control. A sofa bed can be added for children under 12. The en suite bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All the tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the wonderful view.

Our family suite – we are pleased to announce that Galapagos Safari Camp now offers a three-bedroom suite as an alternative to our luxury tents. Its location next to the main lodge makes it an ideal option for families who favour more private and cohesive lodging. The family suite, which sleeps six, features a master bedroom and two twin rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.

The infinity pool is ideal for a refreshing swim on hot days, or for simply relaxing in the tranquillity of the setting.

The viewpoint is a spectacular place for yoga, private lunches or cocktails at sunset. It comprises an eating area as well as a comfortable lounge, and events can be organized upon request.

The farm is very rich in birdlife, including finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. Giant tortoises can also be found pottering among the tents. As a result of our conservation work, many local species of tree, such as scalesia, guayabillo and palo santo, are rapidly regaining a foothold after years of cattle farming.

Departure Dates:

Available Everyday
Classic Safari 5 day 4 night – $3,600.00
Classic Safari 7 day 6 night – $5,200.00

We can arrange your stay in Quito before and after the Galapagos. Please inquire.

Ask also about our 7 day option which includes 5 days at the Safari Camp and then 2 nights on Isabella island.

Trip Length: 5 to 7 Days
Deposit: $600

1 review for Galapagos Safari Camp

  1. :

    The Galápagos Islands were awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed the safari camp. The hospitality was beyond compare. I felt so spoiled and special there. Every staff member was knowledgeable and superbly welcoming. Isabela was by far our favorite island. Casa Marita was perfect. Overall, the entire trip was a ’10’.
    Thank you so very much!

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