We travel to the Galápagos to be fully immersed in their otherworldliness, completely surrounded by their fascinating wildlife. It’s now possible to have just that kind of experience while spending nights on terra firma.
At the new Galápagos Safari Camp, you may feel like just another cloud-forest creature—perching in a hammock, dillydallying alongside tortoises, twittering with mockingbirds, snugging down in your airy canvas tent—were it not for the delectable cuisine, gracious hospitality, and infinity pool. Modeled after Africa’s superlative safari camps, this Galápagos gem nestles on Santa Cruz Island far from the Puerto Ayora hubbub.
By day, expert naturalist guides (who are more like friends) introduce you to some of the archipelago’s geologic, floral, and faunal wonders. You island hop between wildlife extravaganzas aboard the sleek 40-foot Narel, snorkel with tropical fish, kayak above manta rays, wander among lava lizards, and can even explore by mountain bike. When you’re ready to put your feet up, ease into a chair on the veranda and gaze at the isle-dotted horizon.
If that’s not adventure enough, this journey is easily combined with extraordinary private extensions elsewhere in Latin America. For more information, give us a call.
Jennine Cohen: Galápagos Travel Expert
Jennine Cohen, our Managing Director of the Americas team, has more than a decade of adventure travel industry experience, landing her in Vacation Agent’s Magazine’s list of Top Industry Professionals. She has previously managed trip development and custom programming at Backroads (an Adventure Collection partner), Outward Bound, and other respected adventure travel companies. She has also logged years in the field, living in Costa Rica and leading treks and whitewater rafting trips across California and Central America.
Passionate about Latin America and committed to curating once-in-a-lifetime journeys, Jennine travels to the southern hemisphere on exploratory trips several times a year. With her Latin American expertise and long-standing connections to the region's very best guides and experts, Jennine possesses the insider knowledge to create unique and customized experiences. After describing her in-depth destination research, she adds with a smile, "Swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos is a tough job, but someone has to do it."
Jennine is a graduate of UCLA’s Outdoor Leadership Training Program and of the Renaissance Center for Entrepreneurship in San Francisco. When she’s not in the GeoEx office, Jennine can be found samba dancing or exploring the Bay Area by foot, bike, raft, surf board, or sailboat. E-mail Jennine@geoex.com directly or call 888-570-7108.