A Galápagos Safari


Otherworldly wildlife from a cloud-forest retreat

A Galápagos Safari


Custom | 8 Days | Easy Touring and Active
  • Meet blue-footed boobies, centenarian tortoises, and seagoing iguanas
  • Sleep in safari-inspired luxury tents on 135 private, mist-cooled acres
  • Flexibility: Explore bay to cloud forest by foot, bike, kayak, and yacht
  • Learn from top-notch naturalist guides and savor delicious cuisine

This unusual adventure fully immerses you in the fascinating wildlife and otherworldliness of the Galápagos while keeping your nights comfortably on terra firma. Based from a sensational safari-style camp in the Santa Cruz highlands, you may feel like just another cloud-forest creature—perching in a hammock, dillydallying alongside tortoises, twittering with finches—were it not for the delectable cuisine, gracious hospitality, and infinity pool. Expert naturalists share geologic, floral, and faunal wonders as you island hop by yacht, stroll beaches with sunning sea lions, snorkel with spotted eagle rays, and mountain bike to lava tunnels.

ITINERARY


We loved almost everything about the trip. The Galápagos Safari Camp was just tremendous. I would highly recommend that to anyone as opposed to five days on a boat. The actual tents were so much fun, and the team took such good care of us. We also really bonded with the other people on the trip, so that worked out very well.

– Kathleen L.
Day
1–2

Overnight in Guayaquil or Quito, then fly to the Galápagos—two hours and a world away Settle into your spacious canvas lodgings, and visit lava tubes and the National Tortoise Reserve.

Day
3

Yacht to North Seymour Island, uninhabited by people, but home to sea lions, pelagic birds, and a honking, preening, courting colony of blue-footed boobies.

Day
4

At Garrapatero Beach on Santa Cruz Island, you're welcomed by white sand, black lava, and pink flamingos Meet tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Day
5–6

Boat to South Plaza Island, where sea lions, tropicbirds, and dolphins outnumber inhabitants by approximately infinity Back on Santa Cruz, go birding, kayak, or just soak up the equatorial sun.

Day
7–8

Fly to mainland Ecuador and spend the evening roaming Guayaquil or Quito Depart for home or further South America exploring.

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Giving Back

A small portion of your trip cost contributes to the Galápagos Traveler Conservation Fund, just one of the many organizations that GeoEx supports through our Giving Back program.

Ecuador & Peru Extensions

Consider tying together not just the Galápagos and Machu Picchu, but also the Amazon, Ecuadorian highlands (with volcanoes, haciendas, textile markets, and rain-forest lodges), Lake Titicaca, and more. We're happy to make the arrangements.

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Dates & Prices


Dates

Custom Trips offered year-round

Pricing

From $6975 per adult and $6475 per child (under 12)

Inclusions:

  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, game drives, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • All park and conservation fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of professional wildlife guides/drivers and camp staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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