A Galápagos Safari

Experience the islands' wildlife and most sublime cloud-forest retreat

  • Flexibility: activities & timing tailored especially to your group
  • Overnight in unique highland retreat, modeled after Africa’s luxury tented camps
  • Naturalist-led wildlife excursions by foot, kayak, bike & 40-foot yacht
Galapagos with GeoEx
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 8 Days
Activity type(s): Day Hiking, Water and Beach, Kayaking, Biking
Trip Extensions: Ecuador Extensions
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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 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 a small yacht, 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.

Galapágos Safari camp map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive Guayaquil
  • Day 2: fly to Galápagos, visit giant tortoise reserve
  • Day 3: yacht, snorkel, swim, explore
  • Day 4: Santa Cruz Island highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Day 5: yacht, snorkel, swim, explore
  • Day 6: Santa Cruz Island by foot, kayak, mountain bike, and snorkel
  • Day 7: leisurely morning at camp, fly to Guayaquil
  • Day 8: depart Guayaquil.