Testimonials

Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.





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Safari Camp

Set in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island is a peaceful campsite where finches are a common site, and African-style safari tents offer a relaxing escape close to the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands for couples or families looking for a post cruise extension or a land based Galapagos trip. Safari Camp allows you to stay in the middle of nature, far away from crowds.

A stay at Safari Camp can include more multi-sport activities, like kayaking and mountain biking, along with more traditional Galapagos activities like hikes and snorkeling. Ask us about diving excursions, as well.

After a full day of exploring the Galapagos’ amazing landscapes and fearless wildlife, relax on the terrace at camp with a cocktail, while enjoying the view reaching all the way to the Pacific. The camp has a pool, restaurant, lounge and some spa services. All meals are included throughout the trip.

Safari Camp is also ideal to combine with a short cruise on board the Odyssey or Grand Odyssey. The Odyssey and Grand Odyssey are luxury yachts, carefully designed to offer privacy and comfort for groups of up to sixteen.
Both yachts have spacious cabins with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, four decks, jacuzzis, lounge, dining area, bar, library & shaded outside areas.

Amenities at the Camp include:

  • 9 luxury safari tents, on wooden platforms and protected from the elements. Each measure 27 square meters.
  • Custom made furnishings.
  • Twin or queen beds, and option of a sofa bed for a child under 12.
  • Fan and heater for temperature control.
  • All  tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers, and flush toilets.
  • Balconies with a hammock and chairs to enjoy the views.
  • Infinity pool.
  • Stylish central lodge with panoramic views and open-plan interior.
  • Full bar.
  • Dining room serving local and international cuisine, featuring home-grown produce.

Suggested Land-Based Itinerary:

Pricing: 7D/6N: From $4,390 per person, based on double occupancy.Please contact us for details on a 5D/4N  stay at Safari Camp.

Includes – round trip flights from mainland to Galapagos Islands, Galapagos National Park fees, accommodations, tours, all meals, all Santa Cruz Island tours on a private basis/boat tours on a shared basis.

Days Activities
Day 1 Baltra Island arrival and transfer across the Itabaca Canal to Santa Cruz Island. Visit to the highlands, where you’ll search for giant tortoises in their natural environment, explore lava tunnels, and learn about the native forests and bird life in the highlands. Arrive to Safari Camp in time for a sunset cocktail, followed by dinner.
Days 2, 3 & 4 After an early morning, you’ll take a full day boat trip to one of the neighboring islands. These can include North Seymour, Bartolome, Plazas, Santa Fe, Floreana or Isabela. Each island offers a unique look at the wildlife and geology of the Galapagos Islands. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Galapagos Marine Reserve, the second largest reserve in the world, with snorkeling off the boat and at the island. Return to Safari Camp in late afternoon.
Day 5 Today visit the eastern side of Santa Cruz Island, where you’ll explore Cerro Mesa. At 490 meters above sea level, it offers the largest crater on Santa Cruz, endemic flora, 7 subspecies of finches and the Vermillion Flycatcher. After lunch you’ll visit Garrapatero Beach, a pristine beach with white sand, turquoise waters, and vibrant green mangroves. You’ll have the chance to snorkel; kayaking and mountain biking are also available. You’ll be able to spot plenty of coastal bird life, and there is a flamingo lagoon. Return to Safari Camp in late afternoon.
Day 6 This morning tour the Charles Darwin Research station, followed by lunch in town. You have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. We recommend visiting Tortuga Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Galapagos, and ideal for wildlife watching, swimming and hiking.
Day 7 Wake up early today for a sunrise walk around the camp, and then transfer to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

 

Suggested Land & Cruise-Based Itinerary:

Pricing: 7D/6N: From $4,480 per person, based on double occupancy in an entry level cabin on the Odyssey;  From $5,125, based on double occupancy in an entry level cabin on the Grand Odyssey. Please contact us for details on combining Safari Camp with an 8D/7N cruise on board the 48-passenger luxury yacht Eclipse.

Includes – round trip flights from mainland to Galapagos Islands, Galapagos National Park fees, all-inclusive cruise on board the Odyssey or Grand Odyssey, accommodations at Safari Camp, tours, all meals, all Santa Cruz Island tours on a private basis/boat tours on a shared basis. The cruises offer three different itineraries for different dates, with starting dates on alternating Tuesdays, Sundays & Thursdays; contact us for details on these different itineraries and details.

Days Activities
Sunday Baltra Island arrival and transfer to board the yacht. Afternoon visit to Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island, for beautiful views and the chance to sea land iguanas in their natural environment. across the Itabaca Canal to Santa Cruz Island.
Monday This morning visit to Black Turtle Cove, and afternoon visit to Chinese Hat Islet.
Tuesday Today you’ll spend exploring Genovesa Island, with opportunities for hiking on land and snorkeling.
Wednesday This morning you’ll have a land visit and snorkeling at Bartolome Island, followed by a land visit and snorkeling at Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island.
Thursday Visit to the highlands, where you’ll search for giant tortoises in their natural environment, explore lava tunnels, and learn about the native forests and bird life in the highlands. After this visit, disembark from the cruise. This afternoon you’ll tour the Charles Darwin Research station. Arrive to Safari Camp in time for a sunset cocktail, followed by dinner.
Friday Today you’ll have the opportunity for either sea kayking or mountain biking at Tortuga Bay or Garrapatero Beach.
Saturday Wake up early today for a sunrise walk around the camp, and then transfer to the airport for your flight to the mainland.