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Galapagos Safari Camp - Classic

5 Days FROM USD 3,820

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Overview

See Galapagos from within. Galapagos Safari Camp, 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. Make the most of the Galapagos with the classic safari camp, seeing some of the most popular features of the Galapagos including unique wildlife and spectacular scenery. This itinerary is a combination of land activities and boat excursions that take you to the beautiful neighbouring islands. This unforgettable journey is filled with opportunities for adventure and relaxation. 

The Galapagos Safari Camp Experience

Galapagos Safari Camp is designed to offer you breathtaking views and memorable encounters with wildlife. This is a one-of-a-kind experience, offering African-styled tented accommodation. Nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island, the property presents stunning views of both the Pacific Ocean and National Park which can be seen from the infamous ‘Viewpoint’ Terrace. The property comprises of 9 private tents and three-bedroom suites and is complete with an infinity pool overlooking the beautiful surrounding landscape. The accommodation itself is unobtrusive in its architecture, designed with discreet luxury to manifest a warm, welcoming atmosphere mixed with exclusivity. Located closely to a tortoise reserve, it is common to see plenty of wildlife when participating in activities around the property.  Truly captivating, your senses will be awakened from the first moment you walk into the Safari Camp. 

The Galapagos Safari Camp offers nightly stays or packages. See also the 6 day family safari camp.

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Trip Code: GATSGSC4

Travel Style: Tailor Made Journey

Location: Galapagos- Santa Cruz Island

Flights: Internal flights included in itinerary. Ask us to help book your flights to/from South America.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Explore the Galapagos in a luxury camp, unlike any other in the Galapagos, that offers an authentic island experience whilst visiting and viewing the best and most popular of the Galapagos with a hint of exclusivity. 

  • This itinerary can easily be amended to include a cruise of the islands for an extended exploration of the Galapagos and all it has to offer. 

  • You will be introduced to an abundance of incredibly unique wildlife, a key highlight is the legendary Galapagos Tortoise. 

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

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 this day at Galapagos Safari Camp with a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

In the Search of Giant Tortoise

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 when we have your dates.

Explore neighboring islands Days 2 & 3

A morning drive takes you to the eastern part of the island. At 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 are optional.

Experience the east

Enjoy the serenity that Galapagos Safari Camp has to offer. Relax, walk, or enjoy the sunrise from our observatory before departure to your next destination. (Here’s where you’ll wish you had extended your journey!) .

Sunrise walk and departure

This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customised to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Latin America or Antarctica.

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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Why not amend your Galapagos itinerary to include a cruise around the islands? Spend 4 days exploring the beautiful archipelago that abounds with fascinating wildlife. Amidst spectacular volcanic scenery you will see a myriad of birds and animals from lava lizards to blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds and giant tortoises. Find out more

  • Upgrade your Ecuador experience by the wonders of the Amazon. Stay in a luxurious eco lodge tightly nestled in the Ecuadorian corner of the Amazon rainforest. Explore by canoe or on foot, search for colourful wildlife including toucans, parrots, monkeys or elusive giant otters. Experience the most diverse set of species on the planet. Find out more.

  • Amend you itinerary to include a stay in Quito. Discover the incredible blend of colonial architecture as well as a modern, pulsating Latin city. Visit indigenous markets, some of which are the largest in South America, all at the base of beautiful snow-capped peaks. Find out more.

WHY TAILOR-MADE?

  • Personalise your itinerary
  • Access to great flight deals
  • Choose your accomodation
  • Tailored travel insurance options
  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Cater to your travel needs

Pricing & date

Galapagos Safari Camp - Classic from USD 3,820
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Important Information

  • All accommodation 
    All meals 
    English speaking guide
    Wet suits and snorkelling equipment
    A chartered fishing experience

    Exclusions

    Return airfares from mainland Ecuador 
    Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US$100 per person subject to change)
    Galapagos Transit Control Card (US$20 per person subject to change)
    Visa fees (if applicable)
    Travel Insurance
    Personal expenses 
    Laundry service 
    Gratuities 

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    This is a Tailor-Made itinerary which can be customised to create your own unique journey. Contact us to discuss your travel plans.

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Your Destination Specialists will turn your South America adventure dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first-hand experience, our Destinations Specialists will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

Galapagos Safari Camp has a reforestation program and cacao plantation pioneer promoting sustainable conservation. Galapagos Safari Camp works closely with the Charles Darwin Research Station, the Galapagos National Park, and Conservation International in the reforestation of local species of trees, such as such as scalesia, guayabillo, and palo santo. The hotel is the only self-sufficient rainwater collector which is treated for use in the lodge. While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE