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Galapagos Classic Safari Camp

Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

5 days

Summary

Galapagos Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The camp offers an authentic inland experience with stunning views over the Pacific Ocean and the National Park.
The Classic Safari has a combination of land activities and boat excursions that take you to beautiful neighbouring islands. This unforgettable journey is filled with opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

Highlights

  • ¬†Galapagos Safari Camp provides an authentic inland experience in luxury safari tents, all with breathtaking ocean view.
  • The eco-luxury tented camp follows the African safari tradition in which you will enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.
  • This itinerary has a combination of land activities and boat excursions that take you to beautiful neighbouring island.
  • Get a chance to see the land of the giant tortoise along the farm.
  • Visit the Galapagos Marine Reserve, the second largest in the world, and dive with colourful tropical fish, Sea Lions and Reef Sharks.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz Isl.

On arrival to Baltra Island airport, you will be met by a bilingual naturalist guide who will take you to a farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz. Here, you will enjoy a delicious lunch locally sourced at a farm in the western hills.

After lunch, you will take a complete tour of the highlands. You will get a chance to explore the area and see different types of vegetation, walk around pit craters, through lava tunnels and get acquainted with endemic Scalesia and Guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve, you will observe the emblematic Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat and the abundant bird life of the highlands. Your tour will end at Galapagos Safari Camp where you can enjoy a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

Day 2 Santa Cruz Isl.

Today, have an early morning and take the motor vessel to one of the neighbouring islands: North Seymour, Bartolome, Plazas, Santa Fe, Floreana or Isabela. Each island is an endemic treasure to explore and enjoy.

Day 3 Santa Cruz Isl.

Today you can visit The Galapagos Marine Reserve. This paradise is the second largest reserve in the world; you will be able to snorkel off the boat and experience the richness of the aquatic species. Alternatively, if you are scuba certified you can replace one or both day trips with diving.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Isl.

In the morning you will be driven to the eastern part of the island. At 490 metres above sea level, Cerro Mesa offers dramatic views, has the largest crater on Santa Cruz and numerous endemic plants as well as up to 7 subspecies of finches and the Vermillion Flycatcher. After lunch, you will visit Garrapatero, a pristine beach where the contrast of mangroves, black lava, white sand and turquoise water, in addition to the buzzing coastal bird life and the small pink flamingo lagoon is sensational. Kayaking and mountain biking is available.

Day 5 Santa Cruz Isl.

On your last day you can tour the farm at your leisure or enjoy the sunrise from the camps viewpoint before your airport transfer.

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