a bungalow at galapagos safari camp with foliage around them during a clear morning sunrise
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view of a mountain with a road leading toward it during the morning at galapagos safari camp
turquoise ocean surrounds rocks sticking out of it on a partly cloudy day as a galapagos seabird flies above
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South America Galapagos Islands Land Tour

Galapagos Safari

On this customizable Galapagos Safari Camp land adventure, experience the Galapagos Islands in natural habitat while surrounded by breathtaking views and memorable encounters with wildlife, all in discreet luxury and at your own pace. Galapagos Safari Camp is a unique, family-owned property inspired by the magic of African safari camps that provides a customizable way to experience the Galapagos Islands. Bordering the National Park in the Santa Cruz Highlands, the luxury tented camp is seamlessly integrated with its surroundings. Guests are immersed in the wild highlands while enjoying an attentive team with private guides that ensure comfort and safety. Possible activities include surfing; visits to a sugar cane plantation, coffee farm and fish market; and beach time with possible private picnics. Upon arrival, the staff is ready to listen and create experiences that suit guests’ personal interests.

The core model trip, the 5-day Classic Safari, is a combination of land activities and a boat excursion, all of which reveal iconic marine sites at one of the beautiful neighboring Galapagos islands of North Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas, Santa Fé, Floreana or Isabela. The 5-day Dive Safari is designed specifically for dive enthusiasts and includes two dives per day as well as a land excursion upon arrival. Possible dive sites include Gordon Rocks (Floreana), Cousins Rock (North Seymour), Bartolomé, Mosquera Islet or Daphne Islet. 

The 6-day Family Safari is diverse in activities and engaging educational experiences that complement the needs for parents to relax and children to be entertained. Activities like fishing adventures, picking coffee beans at an organic coffee plantation, Kid’s Club creations and explorations on North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolomé islands are perfect for the whole family, with the option for parents to leave children in capable hands. Many of the knowledgeable guides have their own families and understand the dynamics of children and the need for flexibility, patience and downtime. 

Galapagos Safari Camp consists of nine spacious, practical and elegant safari tents, connecting guests to the sounds of nature and allowing for moments of serenity. Additionally, the Family Suite is ideal for families who favor private and cohesive lodging, with three bedrooms and a playroom making it the perfect hideaway for parents traveling with children. Galapagos Safari Camp is at the crossroads of exploration, science and adventure. It awakens the senses, connects guests with nature and renews their spirit through the magic that Galapagos Safari Camp provides. The magical and unique nature of Galapagos Safari Camp make its offerings an ideal match for our Galapagos luxury trips.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Galapagos land tours.



Itinerary

5-Day Classic Safari Itinerary

The 5-day Classic Safari land tour offers a combination of land activities and boat excursions to neighboring islands. Visit with giant tortoises. Take two day-long cruises to visit one of the following islands each day: Bartolome, Santa Fe, North Seymour or South Plaza. Explore the eastern side of your home island, Santa Cruz, with visits to Cerro Mesa Reserve and Garrapatero Beach. And enjoy time in camp.

Map of Galapagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island, showing a path connecting 9 luxury tents, 1 family suite, the lodge, trampoline, pool, bicycle parking area, greenhouse & water reservoir and the viewpoint.
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Day 1
Arrive Baltra to Santa Cruz

Welcome to the Galapagos! An English-speaking naturalist guide meets you at the VIP lounge at Baltra Airport to escort you on your excursion of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced lunch at a farm in the western hills. Take in the area’s natural beauty, pit craters, lava tunnels, and learn more about the scalesia and guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve, share some time in the giant tortoises’ natural habitat, surrounded by the abundant bird life of the area. End the day at Galapagos Safari Camp with a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Highlands

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Days 2 - 3
North Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas, Santa Fé, Floreana or Isabela

Early morning finds you on a motor vessel to one of the neighboring islands: North Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas, Santa Fé, Floreana or Isabela. Each island is an endemic treasure to explore and enjoy. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest marine reserve in the world, and snorkeling off the boat is highly recommended. Destinations will be given upon confirmation of your dates.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Highlands

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Cerro Mesa & Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz)

A morning drive takes you to the eastern part of the island. At roughly 1,600 feet (490m) above sea level, Cerro Mesa Reserve offers spectacular views of the largest crater on Santa Cruz Island, exotic plants and seven unique subspecies of finch and the elusive vermilion flycatcher. After lunch explore Garrapatero Beach, with stunning contrasts of mangroves, black lava, white sand and turquoise water—including a flamingo lagoon. Kayaking and mountain biking activities are optional.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Highlands

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Depart Baltra

Enjoy the serenity that Galapagos Safari Camp has to offer. Relax, walk or enjoy the sunrise from the observatory before departure to your next destination.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation; all meals; airport VIP services; transfers & ground transportation; boat excursions with snorkeling on a sharing basis (additional option to take a private guide or to charter the boat for a fully private experience); wetsuits and snorkeling equipment; English-speaking naturalist guide; activities and visits as detailed in the itinerary.

Exclusions

All airfare; Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12); Tourist transit card (US $20 per person); beverages; laundry service; insurance of any kind (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin); gratuities.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 10% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos trip. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Galapagos Safari Camp has many activities that can be custom crafted and may include walks, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and boat excursions to neighboring islands. The grounds are rich in birdlife including finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. During the summer holiday, Kid’s Club opens its doors in the afternoon so children can be engaged in creative activities while parents have a moment to rest.

Room Configuration

Single occupancy available (call for pricing). Single rates do not apply to solo travelers. Family Suite rates are based on 6 guests and may vary with fewer guests.

Families & Children

Galapagos Safari Camp is a child-friendly property that welcomes children of any age. Parents are expected to ensure their children are thoroughly supervised and do not disturb the calm or rest of other guests at the lodge or while on safari. Children under 12 receive a discount when sharing a room with two paying adults.

Located next to the main lodge is a three-bedroom suite we consider an ideal solution for families with younger children. It houses six guests, features a master bedroom, two twin rooms and a playroom.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guide’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

5-Day Dive Safari Itinerary

The 5-day Dive Safari land tour offers a combination of land activities and boat excursions to neighboring islands and dive sites. Visit with giant tortoises. Spend three days, with two submersions each, to dive at the following possible sites: Floreana Island, Gordon Rocks, North Seymour Island, Cousins Rock, Bartolome Island, Mosquera Islet and Daphne Islet. And enjoy time in camp.

Map of Galapagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island, showing a path connecting 9 luxury tents, 1 family suite, the lodge, trampoline, pool, bicycle parking area, greenhouse & water reservoir and the viewpoint.
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Day 1
Arrive Baltra to Santa Cruz

Welcome to the Galapagos! An English-speaking naturalist guide meets you at the VIP lounge at Baltra Airport to escort you on your excursion of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced lunch at a farm in the western hills. Take in the area’s natural beauty, pit craters, lava tunnels, and learn more about the scalesia and guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve, share some time in the giant tortoises’ natural habitat, surrounded by the abundant bird life of the area. End the day at Galapagos Safari Camp with a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Days 2 - 4
Diving - Two Daily Submersions

Spend three days, with two submersions each, to dive at the following possible sites:

Floreana Island

One of the older volcanic islands, Floreana has an excellent selection of diverse dive sites. Most of the interesting activity takes place in the shallows where the current strikes the reefs. Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions and reef fish have all been spotted here.

Gordon Rocks

An eroded crater at the top of a tuff cone, Gordon Rocks is one of the best dive sites in the central islands. Hope to see hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, rays, green turtles, sea lions, Galapagos eels, barracudas and reef fish.

North Seymour Island

Created by seismic uplift rather than volcanic origin, North Seymour is teeming with life. It is home to many species of shark, including Galapagos white tip and black tip, eagle rays, green turtles, Galapagos eels, barracudas and more.

Cousins Rock

This is a triangular-shaped rock formation with a breath-taking vertical wall of black coral, invertebrates and mollusks. It offers a combination of shoal and wall diving, in the company of Pacific seahorses, frogfish, Galapagos sharks, white tip reef sharks, turtles, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions and reef fish.

Bartolomé Island

Despite being one of the younger islands, Bartolomé’s underwater world is stunning—with penguins as a highlight! There is a 33-foot-deep platform with an enormous variety of reef fish; and on the edge of the platform a 49-foot-deep submarine canyon, home to white tip reef sharks, mobula rays, stingrays, barracudas, turtles, and a variety of invertebrates and mollusks.

Mosquera Islet

This rocky islet is a popular gathering place for sea lions and an enormous colony of garden eels. The 69-foot-drop-off is ideal for schools of eagle rays, hammerhead sharks, manta rays and black tip reef sharks.

Daphne Islet

This site offers a drift dive along an impressive drop-off at the top of a sloping wall. Close to the islet, discover coral areas bursting with sea urchins, starfish and a plethora of cardinal fishes. The area is frequently visited by manta rays, green turtles, sea lions, grunts, snappers, sharks and eagle rays.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Depart Baltra

Enjoy the serenity that Galapagos Safari Camp has to offer. Relax, walk or enjoy the sunrise from the observatory before departure to your next destination.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation; all meals; airport VIP services; transfers & ground transportation; boat excursions with snorkeling on a sharing basis (additional option to take a private guide or to charter the boat for a fully private experience); wetsuits and diving equipment; English-speaking dive guide; activities and visits as detailed in the itinerary.

Exclusions

All airfare; Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12); Tourist transit card (US $20 per person); beverages; laundry service; insurance of any kind (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin); gratuities; dive computer.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 10% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos trip. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Galapagos Safari Camp has many activities that can be custom crafted and may include walks, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and boat excursions to neighboring islands. The grounds are rich in birdlife including finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. During the summer holiday, Kid’s Club opens its doors in the afternoon so children can be engaged in creative activities while parents have a moment to rest.

Room Configuration

Single occupancy available (call for pricing). Single rates do not apply to solo travelers. Family Suite rates are based on 6 guests and may vary with fewer guests.

Families & Children

Galapagos Safari Camp is a child-friendly property that welcomes children of any age. Parents are expected to ensure their children are thoroughly supervised and do not disturb the calm or rest of other guests at the lodge or while on safari. Children under 12 receive a discount when sharing a room with two paying adults.

Located next to the main lodge is a three-bedroom suite we consider an ideal solution for families with younger children. It houses six guests, features a master bedroom, two twin rooms and a playroom.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guide’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

6-Day Family Safari Itinerary

The 6-day Family Safari land tour offers a combination of land activities and boat excursions to neighboring islands. Opportunities exist for parents to relax while kids are engaged by the guide on select kid-only activities. Visit with giant tortoises. Enjoy an activity day to visit an organic coffee plantation and take a private art class. Take a day-long cruise to visit one of the following islands: Bartolome, Santa Fe, North Seymour or South Plaza. Spend a day with your guide and local fishermen. Explore Santa Cruz with visits to Cerro Mesa Reserve, Garrapatero Beach, Tortuga Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Station. And enjoy time in camp.

Map of Galapagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island, showing a path connecting 9 luxury tents, 1 family suite, the lodge, trampoline, pool, bicycle parking area, greenhouse & water reservoir and the viewpoint.
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Day 1
Arrive Baltra to Santa Cruz

Welcome to the Galapagos! An English-speaking naturalist guide meets you at the VIP lounge at Baltra Airport to escort you on your excursion of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced lunch at a farm in the western hills. Take in the area’s natural beauty, pit craters, lava tunnels, and learn more about the scalesia and guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve, share some time in the giant tortoises’ natural habitat, surrounded by the abundant bird life of the area. End the day at Galapagos Safari Camp with a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
Coffee Plantation, Cerro Mesa & Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz)

After breakfast, visit a neighboring organic coffee plantation to learn about responsible small-scale farming in the Galapagos, and the children have a chance to pick coffee beans if season allows. Then drive to the enormous Cerro Mesa crater for a short walk in the wetlands that is home to a wonderful variety of birds and the occasional bathing tortoise. After lunch at a local restaurant, jump on bikes for a downhill ride to Garrapatero Beach, where the contrast of mangroves, black lava, white sand, and turquoise water, along with its birdlife and flamingo lagoon, is magnificent. Explore the bay in sea kayaks, accompanied by marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and countless shorebirds. In the evening, back at camp, parents can relax while the children take a private art class with a local artist.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome

Spend the day spotting wildlife and snorkeling on one of the uninhabited islands easily accessed by a day-yacht from Santa Cruz Island. The exact island location depends on travel dates, but options include North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Fe, and Bartolomé, all of which are rich in wildlife and offer wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Please note this is a shared boat excursion unless requested otherwise. Destination will depend on your dates.

Bartolomé

Start the day with a hike up a nearly-2000-foot wooden boardwalk and stairway across ancient red, black and orange lava fields to the highest point on the island. The panoramic view from the lookout surveys the iconic Pinnacle Rock in the foreground, Sullivan Bay in the distance, and Daphne Major and Minor on the horizon. Following the hike, enjoy a dinghy ride around the coastline, looking for Galápagos penguins and hawks resting on the cliffs. In the afternoon explore the shore and be greeted by sea lions, Sally Light-Foot crabs and marine iguanas. This is a great place to snorkel, discovering the colorful underwater world of the islands amongst playful Galápagos sea lions, penguins, reef sharks and rays.

Santa Fé

This island is among the oldest in the archipelago, with underwater lava formations dating back 3.9 million years. Its visitor trails are bursting with animal activity. Santa Fe is home to a healthy population of terrestrial iguanas including the Santa Fe yellow iguana, as well as the inky-black marine iguanas. Other residents include Galápagos hawks and blue-footed boobies. Friendly sea lions line the shores and swim besides you when snorkeling, while marine iguanas bask in the sunshine on shoreline rocks, or dart quickly past under the waves. Also hope to observe sharks, rays and colorful schools of fish.

North Seymour

This island, brimming with life across its rocky surface, hosts blue-footed booby and frigate mating colonies. Land iguanas also frequent the area, seen along the 2-mile trail that loops around the southern section of the island. Begin the walk beside nests of comic-looking blue-footed boobies. Galápagos mockingbirds and yellow warblers are often spotted. Nearing the frigate colony, the remarkable birds seem to be nesting in every surrounding tree. Males inflate their red, basketball-sized pouches to attract mates. Back in the dinghy, head to Mosquera islet in the channel between Baltra and North Seymour, to find a large sea lion colony full of pups, bulls and females of different ages.

South Plaza

While en-route to Plaza, stop at Punta Carrión. The shallow waters of the sheltered cove make a fun place to snorkel with schools of fish, rays and possibly reef sharks. Maneuver around the sea lions on the dock at South Plaza and start walking along the trail that winds its way past yellow land iguanas resting in the shade of groves of prickly pear cactus trees. The landscape is vibrant, the black lava outcrops and ground carpeted with the reds and yellows of sesuvium cactus. At the island’s southern cliff edge, observe all sorts of birds swirling in the currents, including dazzling red-billed tropic birds. Following the trail round to the west, we come to a busy sea lion colony.  South Plaza’s other residents include land and marine iguanas, Nazca and blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls and other species of birds.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Private Fishing & Snorkeling Adventure

An excursion with local fishermen is a favorite among children visiting Galapagos Safari Camp. This excursion is both a wildlife experience and a cultural exchange opportunity. Safari Camp is involved in a program with the National Park Service that aims to engage local fisherman in tourism activities as an alternative means of income, with the added benefit of protecting local fisheries from depletion. The fishermen have very safe and modern speedboats, which are chartered privately for the day. With your guide acting as translator, the fishermen share anecdotes from a lifetime at sea, and the children learn local fishing tricks. After fishing, land on a deserted beach and consider snorkeling in a spot known only to locals. Your guide can adapt the day to limit fishing and enhance the snorkeling or beach experience, if desired.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Charles Darwin Research Station & Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz)

Visit the famous Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about its preservation efforts and scientific research. The children will have an up-close experience with the tortoises that are the islands’ namesake. Parents can enjoy free time to wander around Puerto Ayora, while the guide takes the children to a local playground or on a tour of the local fish market on the waterfront. After lunch, take a speedboat to Tortuga Bay, a white sandy beach with basking marine iguanas, and shallow turquoise waters teeming with white-tip reef sharks and fish. Or join a snorkeling boat to frolic with sea lions.

Accommodations

Galapagos Safari Camp

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Depart Baltra

Enjoy the serenity that Galapagos Safari Camp has to offer. Relax, walk or enjoy the sunrise from the observatory before departure to your next destination.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodation; all meals; airport VIP services; transfers & ground transportation; boat excursions with snorkeling on a sharing basis (additional option to take a private guide or to charter the boat for a fully private experience); wetsuits and snorkeling equipment; English-speaking naturalist guide; chartered fishing experience; activities and visits as detailed in the itinerary.

Exclusions

All airfare; Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12); Tourist transit card (US $20 per person); beverages; laundry service; insurance of any kind (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin); gratuities.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 10% of total trip cost
120 to 61 days – 20% of total trip cost
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 6:00am and 11:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive to Ecuador two days prior to their Galapagos trip. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Galapagos Safari Camp has many activities that can be custom crafted and may include walks, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and boat excursions to neighboring islands. The grounds are rich in birdlife including finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. During the summer holiday, Kid’s Club opens its doors in the afternoon so children can be engaged in creative activities while parents have a moment to rest.

Room Configuration

Single occupancy available (call for pricing). Single rates do not apply to solo travelers. Family Suite rates are based on 6 guests and may vary with fewer guests.

Families & Children

Galapagos Safari Camp is a child-friendly property that welcomes children of any age. Parents are expected to ensure their children are thoroughly supervised and do not disturb the calm or rest of other guests at the lodge or while on safari. Children under 12 receive a discount when sharing a room with two paying adults.

Located next to the main lodge is a three-bedroom suite we consider an ideal solution for families with younger children. It houses six guests, features a master bedroom, two twin rooms and a playroom.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guide’s discretion. Due to the active nature of volcanoes in the Western Galapagos, alternate excursions may be offered. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Trip Rates & Details

Departures available daily, year-round. Contact us for 2021 rates and availability.

2020 Classic Safari Rates
Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Highlands • 5 days
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Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Highlands

Galapagos Safari Camp is a family-owned property nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Galapagos National Park. Accommodation is in African-styled safari tents, with a panoramic lodge and an infinity pool under a canopy of endemic trees.

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Kevin Marshall • July 24th, 2018
Expert Review: Galapagos Safari Camp

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From $1817USD
Year Round
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4 - 5 Day Land Tour
Ecuador Amazon Adventure - Napo Wildlife Center

Spend 4, 5 or 8 days at the Napo Wildlife Center, a luxury eco-hotel and ecotourism project that includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles of Ecuador's most pristine Amazon rainforest within Yasunì National Park.

From $1332USD
Year Round
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Galapagos Safari

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