The Galapagos is a fantastic destination for families. With no fixed dates, a kids club during the summer months, customized excursions with a private guide and an option of accommodations in either our luxury tents or a three bedroom house, Galapagos Safari Camp is the perfect base for families with children of all ages. Contact our Adventure Specialists for more information! 604.736.7447 or inquire via our website!
The Galapagos archipelago is one of the last places on the planet to be relatively untouched by man. With only 3 per cent of their landmass inhabited, the islands support a number of remarkable ecosystems, as well as being home to one of the planet’s most important marine reserves. The Enchanted Islands, as they are known, lie at the crossroads of science, nature, exploration and literature. Galapagos Safari Camp is a new way to experience the Galapagos, either in addition to a cruise or as a unique destination in itself. The eco-luxury tented camp – one of the first in Latin America – follows the African safari tradition in which guests enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.
"One day my daughter summed it up when she said "Mom, I have just seen the cast from finding Nemo" - Galapagos Safari Camp is a place we and the children will remember forever.
Galapagos Safari Collection 2015
A combination of private land activities with shared boat excursions to neighbouring islands.
AIR, WATER & EARTH SAFARI
Our Classic Safari with a two-night extension to Isabela Island.
A safari with flexible dates for families visiting the Galapagos Islands with young children.
SANTA CRUZ LAND SAFARI
Designed for land-lovers, activities are arranged exclusively on Santa Cruz Island, with no boat excursions.
SCUBA DIVING SAFARI
For diving enthusiasts, this program includes two dives per day and accommodation at Galapagos Safari Camp.
LAND & CRUISE SAFARI
Combines a cruise on one of our partner yachts with a two-night stay at Galapagos Safari Camp.
GALAPAGOS & MAINLAND ECUADOR SAFARI
Our Classic Safari or Family Safari, with extension trips to the Amazon or the Andes.
Tented Camp Borders the Galapagos National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island's "transition zone", close to the tortoise reserve. The 55-hectare farm is on a ridge with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean, as well as the western & northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rábida, Guy Fawkes & Daphne.
The main lodge is perched on a hill, with panoramic views from its expansive veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands dotted on the horizon. There is a lounge for relaxation, a cosy fireplace and an honour bar. The dining room serves local and international dishes created by our chef using home-grown produce.
There are nine luxury tents located below the main lodge. Erected on wooden platforms, they are composed of three layers: one to protect against the sun, another against the rain and an inner canvas shell. Inside they are spacious (27m2), and their custom-made furniture was designed with comfort, practicality and elegance in mind. Twin beds can be joined to become one queen bed; and there are cupboards, a writing desk and a fan/heater for temperature control. A sofa bed can be added for children under 12. The en suite bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All the tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the wonderful view.
The family suite at the Galapagos Safari Camp offers a three-bedroom suite as an alternative to our luxury tents. Its location next to the main lodge makes it an ideal option for families who favour more private and cohesive lodging. The family suite, which sleeps six, features a master bedroom and two twin rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.
The infinity pool is ideal for a refreshing swim on hot days, or for simply relaxing in the tranquility of the setting.
The viewpoint is a spectacular place for yoga, private lunches or cocktails at sunset. It comprises an eating area as well as a comfortable lounge, and events can be organized upon request.
The farm is very rich in birdlife, including finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. Giant tortoises can also be found pottering among the tents. As a result of our conservation work, many local species of tree, such as scalesia, guayabillo and palo santo, are rapidly regaining a foothold after years of cattle farming.