Galapagos Safari Camp is a new way to see the Galapagos, either in addition to a cruise or as unique destination in itself. Our eco-luxury tented camp, pioneering in Latin America, follows the African safari tradition in which guests enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.
Price per person sharing double occupancy luxury tent:: $2,825
The Galapagos Archipelago is one of the last places on the planet to be relatively untouched by man. With only 3 percent of the landmass inhabited, the islands support a remarkable ecosystem and have one of the planet’s most important marine reserves. The “Enchanted Islands” lie at the crossroads between science, nature, literature and exploration.
The Galapagos Safari Camp, is a luxury tented camp nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island, offers an authentic inland experience with stunning views over the Pacific Ocean and the National Park.
Arrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the camp. After lunch, explore the highlands of Santa Cruz, including the Giant Tortoise reserve. (b,l,d)
You will arrive at Baltra airport and cross the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz island accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide. After a homely lunch at a farm in the highlands you will do a complete tour of the area where various vegetation zones and microclimates can be explored. You will see a pair of pit craters, lava tunnels, walk in the Scalesia and Guayabillo forests and make your way to the Tortoise Reserve to observe the giant tortoises in their natural habitat as well as several bird species. Arrival at Galapagos Safari Camp for a sunset cocktail and dinner (l,d)
Drive to Eastern Santa Cruz for a coastal area tour and lunch. Then continue by foot or bicycles, to a local coffee farm for exploration and tasting. (b,l,d)
Today you will be driven to the Eastern part of the island to enjoy the morning in the beautiful and pristine Garrapatero beach. The contrast of mangroves, black lava, white sand, Pioneer cacti and turquoise water are a spectacle to the eye, particularly with the buzzing coastal bird life and the small lagoon near the beach which often houses pink flamingos and bahama ducks. You will have lunch at a local restaurant in Bellavista and then do the circuit of the area by foot or mountain bike stopping at a coffee farm where you can savor and learn about the home-grown coffee (b,l,d)
Depart Santa Cruz buy boat to one of the neighboring islands, including snorkeling or scuba diving opportunity. (b,l,d)
After and early rise you will have the opportunity to do a boat trip and explore one of the neighboring islands. Snorkeling is part of the program to give you an experience of the rich Galapagos’ marine life. Alternatively you can choose to dive for SCUBA enthusiasts (b,l,d)
Enjoy swimming opportunity in Tortuga Bay. Then visit the Charles Darwin Research Center. Your afternoon is at leisure and includes a massage at the lodge. (b,l,d)
Tortuga Bay must be one of the most extraordinary beaches to enjoy swimming along the two km. of white sand and deep blue water buzzing with wild life. After your morning swim there is a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to delve into scientific thinking and meet the famous Lonesome George. Lunch at a restaurant in Puerto Ayora followed by an afternoon of leisure and relaxation with a massage at Chi Spa (b,l,d)
Tour the local farm and enjoy a spectacular sunrise view. Then transfer to the airport for your departure or cruise. (b)
On your last day there is a tour of the farm at GSC where you can enjoy the sunrise from one of our view points and continue for a walk to the barn owl’s cave before breakfast and transfer to the airport (b)
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