If you’re a nature lover, a water baby, an intrepid traveller or a curious adventurer, Galapagos Islands are no doubt high on your travel list. Famed for their adventure cruises (and giant tortoises), they attract hundreds of thousands of travellers every year. But if you’re looking for something a little bit different, get off that boat and on dry land for a stay at Galapagos Safari Camp.
Of course, you don’t come to The Galapagos Islands to lie on the beach. You might do a little bit of that, but this little archipelago off the coast of South America has so much going on! Believe us, you won’t have much time to tear yourself away from all the wildlife adventures. Whether you’re here for the birds, sea lions or famed tortoises, the wildlife will wow you every day of your trip.
You can stay for three days, but that’s not enough time in our opinion. Five or seven days works much better. You can opt to drive around the islands on a land safari. Or you can go for the cruise option.
Of course, it depends entirely on what you want from your trip. If you’re here to swim with incredible animals not found anywhere else on the planet, the cruise option is for you. With the land option and you’ll see fewer islands. But you’ll get more out of the ones you do visit.
Built around a farm and forest of 52 hectares, the Galapagos Safari Camp puts you right in the middle of it all. At some point, you’ll probably wake up to a giant tortoise hanging around outside your tent. There are tent camps, some suitable for whole families. And as you’re high up in the hills they’ve really made the most of the views. Of course, there’s an infinity pool.
The Galapagos Islands are a seemingly unspoilt oasis. This is an area that has strict rules about tourism and conservation and is all the better for it. Galapagos Safari Camp looks like a luxurious way to get up close to the exotic wildlife and experience the beautiful nature of the islands.
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Any time of year is good. New year is when the green turtles lay their eggs so it’s considered the best time to visit. But watching the baby sea lions in August sound pretty good to us.
What you need to know:
If you can’t decide between land and cruise options you can always do both. You can opt for the ‘Full Darwin’ and get the complete Galapagos experience.