1 877 412-8527

Galapagos In-Brief

Galapagos Cruise and Land Program

  • Galapagos Safari Camp
  • Land Based Adventures
  • 24 Capacity
  • 5 Days
  • Year-Round, Available Upon Request
  • Price from
  • $3,610
  • I'm Interested

Summary : The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most spectacular and pristine National Parks in the world. Visitors delight in the abundant, unusual, and surprisingly approachable wildlife—from Galapagos giant tortoises to playful sea lions to the fascinating blue-footed boobies. Offering discreet luxury nestled in the wilderness, the Galapagos Safari Camp is an African-styled camp tucked in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the National Park. This stylish camp features a panoramic lodge, nine charming tents, a family suite, and an inifinity pool under a canopy of endemic trees. Immersed in nature, this is a truly creative and unique alternative to experience the archipelago.

We strongly recommend two pre-cruise nights and one post-cruise night in Quito or Guayaquil. Please inquire about adding these or other services to your trip.

Activities : Birding, Camping, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling

PRICING

Just-Released Offer Complimentary Hotel Night

View offer details

Prices from
$3,610 to $4,560

View All Rates

Itinerary
Day 1
Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island

Meet your English-speaking naturalist guide at the VIP lounge at the Baltra Airport, who will 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. Visit the Tortoise Reserve, where you will spend time in the giant tortoises' natural habitat. End your day at the Galapagos Safari Camp with a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.
Galapagos Safari Camp

Day 2
North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plazas, or Santa Fe Island

Early morning finds you on a motor vessel to one of the neighboring island: North Seymour, Bartolome, Plazas, Santa Fe, 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. Specific destinations are determined by your date selection.

Spend the day spotting wildlife and snorkeling on one of the uninhabited islands easily accessed by a day-yacht from Santa Cruz Island. The exact island location depends on travel dates, but options include North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Fe, and Bartolome, all of which are rich in wildlife and offer wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Please note this is a shared boat excursion unless requested otherwise. Destination will depend on your dates. They may include excursions to the following islands:

North Seymour and Santa Cruz Islands: Lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, swallow-tailed gulls sit perched in ledges of the cliffs only a few meters high on this low, flat profiled island. Delight in encounters with emblematic fauna like sea lions, land iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. In the afternoon, sail to Las Bachas, a beautiful coralline beach located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Swim, snorkel, or simply enjoy the white, soft sand here. Explore brackish lagoons only a few steps from the sea, feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos.

Bartolome Island/ Sullivan Bay: Behold some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Galapagos. Walk along a winding boardwalk to the highest point of the island where you will learn firsthand about the volcanic origins of the archipelago. After your walk, enjoy a dinghy ride along the coastline and look for Galapagos penguins. These curious birds nest among the fissured lava flows, venturing into the crystal clear waters of Bartolome to fish.

South Plazas Island: Snorkel in the calm water of Punta Carrion on South Plazas, where you will be able to observe a variety of tropical fish and possibly white tip reef sharks resting peacefully on the sandy bottom. Disembark on South Plazas in the afternoon, where you will be greeted by a colony of sea lions. Further up the shore a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents decorate a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow and gray land iguanas sit beneath, waiting patiently for pears to drop.

Santa Fe Island:Cruise into an intimate bay where your visit on Santa Fe begins. Disembark on a small sandy beach to find a colony of sea lions and possibly the Galapagos hawk. Walk along a trail through the island where endemic species of land iguanas await beneath large opuntia cactus. Take plunge into the crystal clear water and enjoy snorkeling with tropical fish and sea lions.
Galapagos Safari Camp

Day 3
North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plazas, or Santa Fe Island

Early morning finds you on a motor vessel to one of the neighboring island: North Seymour, Bartolome, Plazas, Santa Fe, 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. Specific destinations are determined by your date selection.

Spend the day spotting wildlife and snorkeling on one of the uninhabited islands easily accessed by a day-yacht from Santa Cruz Island. The exact island location depends on travel dates, but options include North Seymour, South Plazas, Santa Fe, and Bartolome, all of which are rich in wildlife and offer wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Please note this is a shared boat excursion unless requested otherwise. Destination will depend on your dates. They may include excursions to the following islands:

North Seymour and Santa Cruz Islands: Lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, swallow-tailed gulls sit perched in ledges of the cliffs only a few meters high on this low, flat profiled island. Delight in encounters with emblematic fauna like sea lions, land iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. In the afternoon, sail to Las Bachas, a beautiful coralline beach located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Swim, snorkel, or simply enjoy the white, soft sand here. Explore brackish lagoons only a few steps from the sea, feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos.

Bartolome Island/ Sullivan Bay: Behold some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Galapagos. Walk along a winding boardwalk to the highest point of the island where you will learn firsthand about the volcanic origins of the archipelago. After your walk, enjoy a dinghy ride along the coastline and look for Galapagos penguins. These curious birds nest among the fissured lava flows, venturing into the crystal clear waters of Bartolome to fish.

South Plazas Island: Snorkel in the calm water of Punta Carrion on South Plazas, where you will be able to observe a variety of tropical fish and possibly white tip reef sharks resting peacefully on the sandy bottom. Disembark on South Plazas in the afternoon, where you will be greeted by a colony of sea lions. Further up the shore a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents decorate a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow and gray land iguanas sit beneath, waiting patiently for pears to drop.

Santa Fe Island:Cruise into an intimate bay where your visit on Santa Fe begins. Disembark on a small sandy beach to find a colony of sea lions and possibly the Galapagos hawk. Walk along a trail through the island where endemic species of land iguanas await beneath large opuntia cactus. Take plunge into the crystal clear water and enjoy snorkeling with tropical fish and sea lions.
Galapagos Safari Camp

Day 4
Santa Cruz Island

A morning drive takes you to the eastern part of the island. 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 options are also available.
Galapagos Safari Camp

Day 5
Santa Cruz Island

Enjoy the serenity that Galapagos Safari Camp has to offer. Relax, walk, or watch the sunrise from our observatory before departure to your next destination.
Galapagos Safari Camp

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes. Read this itinerary as a guide only, as the exact route and the wildlife you encounter may vary.

Included:

Galapagos Safari Camp: Accommodations; meals; airport VIP services; transfers and ground transportation; boat excursions with snorkeling on a sharing basis (inquire about private guides or chartering a boat); English-speaking naturalist guide; use of snorkeling gear and wetsuits, kayaks. Aboard the Sea Finch: land transportation from the main public dock of Puerto Ayora to Itabaca Channel; bilingual English/Spanish translator authorized by the Galapagos National Park; towels; snorkeling equipement: masks, snorkels, fins (wetsuits are provided by Galapagos Safari Camp); snacks; lunch; non-alcoholic beverages. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Hotel nights before/after cruise; transfers in Quito or Guayaquil; Galapagos National Park entrance fee; Galapagos Transit Card; international airfare; airfare to/from Galapagos Islands; beverages; gratuities to ship staff, crew, and naturalists are left to the discretion of the passenger; travel insurance; passport expenses; fuel surcharge may apply. Aboard the Sea Finch: alcoholic or sparkling beverages. Subject to change without notice.

Airfare between Quito/Guayaquil and the Galapagos Islands:
The flights between mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) and the Galapagos Islands are an additional cost. To secure your seats on often overbooked flights, ExpeditionTrips must reserve these flights for you at the time of cruise booking. Approximate cost (including service fee): $500-$700 per adult; $300-$450 per child under 12 (copy of passport required).

Would you like to learn more about this trip or request availability?

YES!