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North Seymour, a Galapagos bird safari

North Seymour, a Galapagos bird safari

Galápagos Islands are born with nothing. Constant, relentless volcanic activity caused these islands in the wilds of the Pacific Ocean to rise up from ..

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What to pack on a Galapagos Safari Holiday

What to pack on a Galapagos Safari Holiday

It might be tempting to pack everything but the kitchen sink when preparing for the exotic delights of your safari holiday. But with luggage restricti ..

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Flightless Cormorant, evolution on display on your next Galapagos Safari

Flightless Cormorant, evolution on display on your next Galapagos Safari

People with some knowledge of birds know that cormorants are rather common. These aquatic birds are great flyers and good divers, found pretty muc ..

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Lonesome George: A Galapagos Islands Vacation Legend

Lonesome George: A Galapagos Islands Vacation Legend

One of the most surreal experiences on arrival to your Galapagos Islands vacation is spotting shiny, rock-like mounds almost camouflaged against the l ..

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Top things to do in Quito in 2018

Top things to do in Quito in 2018

With all the anticipation of the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, it might be tempting to skip Quito on your Ecuador vacation and head straight out on your ..

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Five reasons to go glamping in Galapagos

Five reasons to go glamping in Galapagos

If you’ve ever tried to peg down a flapping tent in high winds, eaten beans out of a tin, or tossed and turned in a sleeping bag, you will know that a ..

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Isabela, a Galapagos tour destination to savor

Isabela, a Galapagos tour destination to savor

Isabela is the largest of the Galapagos Islands, home to spectacular animals on land, including the recently discovered pink iguana of Wolf volcano. This ha ..

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The kiss of the Galapagos Albatross, a Galapagos Tour Hidden Gem

The kiss of the Galapagos Albatross, a Galapagos Tour Hidden Gem

If there ever was an animal whose tenderness and affection towards its significant other were to be considered romantic, it would have to be the Galapagos A ..

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Asking the right questions: how to choose the Galapagos experience for you

Asking the right questions: how to choose the Galapagos experience for you

What are the choices when planning a Galapagos vacation? There are three options available for a Galapagos experience: by land, by sea, or a comb ..

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Ecuador for Foodies: One-of-a-kind experiences

Ecuador for Foodies: One-of-a-kind experiences

The world’s most expensive chocolate, exquisite Polish vodka, world-class craft beer… perhaps not products that you would expect to find in Ecu ..

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South Plaza, a Galapagos gem

South Plaza, a Galapagos gem

After you’ve finished your safari holiday tour of South Plaza –essentially, a large rock in the middle of the ocean— the awe suddenly overcomes  ..

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The Galapagos Sea Lion, man’s best Galapagos friend

The Galapagos Sea Lion, man’s best Galapagos friend

The Galapagos sea lions are certainly among the friendliest, quirkiest personalities in the animal world. We exaggerate not. It just takes meeting one ..

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Quito Restaurants to Savor

Quito Restaurants to Savor

Get to know culinary Quito before or after your time at the Camp on an urban safari of exotic flavors, unusual ingredients and atmospheric eateries; a foodi ..

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Above the Giants: A Helicopter Ride in Quito

Above the Giants: A Helicopter Ride in Quito

A helicopter ride in Quito is not a journey from A to B. It is a chance to look Ecuador’s monster volcanoes in the eye, to soar above the gia ..

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The most romantic Ecuador hotels

The most romantic Ecuador hotels

Valentine’s might be the day dedicated to lovers, but these Ecuador hotels have a timeless romance that goes far beyond heart-shaped chocolate boxes. From h ..

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12 weird and wonderful facts about Charles Darwin

12 weird and wonderful facts about Charles Darwin

Galapagos tours, failed career paths, and the theory that changed everything: 12 weird and wonderful facts about Charles Darwin He wasn’t t ..

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The Marine Iguana, a Galapagos monster on your Galapagos tour

The Marine Iguana, a Galapagos monster on your Galapagos tour

Charles Darwin’s “imps of darkness” were creatures that brought great fear to approaching Spanish ships traveling to Galapagos Islands for the first t ..

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The Galapagos Penguin, a Galapagos holiday highlight

The Galapagos Penguin, a Galapagos holiday highlight

The Galapagos Penguin - Sphenicus mendiculus There are only about 2000 individuals in the world today and they are all here, in the Gala ..

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Seven life-changing lessons for kids during their Galapagos experience

Seven life-changing lessons for kids during their Galapagos experience

As a parent, there is nothing more beautiful than watching your children see something for the first time in the Galapagos Islands. The fearless,  ..

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Floreana’s Puerto Velasco Ibarra, a Galapagos tour hidden gem

Floreana’s Puerto Velasco Ibarra, a Galapagos tour hidden gem

Floreana is one of the four islands inhabited by human beings in the Galapagos archipelago. The population is only 150. Huddled along the dock, the mi ..

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Galapagos travel month-by-month

Galapagos travel month-by-month

There’s no simple answer to the question of when to travel to the Galapagos Islands. Of course, whatever time of year you choose to come you’re bo ..

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in November?

What’s Happening in the Galapagos in November?

“Which are the species that every visitor to the Galápagos ought to see?” Sir David (Attenborough) was asked at the preview screening for the (Planet Earth) ..

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​The Must-See Reptiles of the Galapagos

​The Must-See Reptiles of the Galapagos

by Victoria Westmacott There are 25 native reptile species in the Galapagos, 19 of which are endemic. Millions of years ago their ancestors were was ..

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What's Happening in the Galapagos in October?

What's Happening in the Galapagos in October?

The Galapagos Islands in October are in the midst of the Garúa ('misty') season. Also referred to as the cool or dry season, this period stretches  ..

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Galapagos Tourism for An Exciting Getaway to These Islands

Galapagos tourism has progressed to the point where the multi-faceted medley of conservation efforts are at odds with the many options for exploring the archipelago.


Read Galapagos Tourism Blog To Stay Updated

This blog is to keep you informed about our efforts towards positive Galapagos tourism, and the ground-breaking projects that others are involved in. We cover the issues that hit close to home, and invite you to discover the latest developments at the camp, in the national park, and beyond each month through our articles.

The scope of Galapagos tourism is such that it has permeated every aspect of the islands. While there are safeguards in place that include limiting the number of people who can visit each site, there is a need for more responsible travel practices in the islands.

Using the classic African safari as our model, we strive to combine conservation with discovery. We grow plants that replenish the land while conscientiously conserving water out of a commitment to preserve the fragile eco-system of the Galapagos.

Plan Galapagos Tourism with Us for Peace of Mind

Our priority is to show our guests the wild beauty and breathtaking grandeur of the Galapagos from an informed perspective. Using this philosophy, we aim to make Galapagos tourism a positive force; giving back to the islands instead of intruding on the environment.

In addition to our work at the camp, we are involved with efforts elsewhere in the archipelago that have similar goals that protect the environment through Galapagos tourism. We partner with organizations that are making a difference through innovative practices that foster community involvement towards a positive impact.

It’s important to know your options and the pros and cons that Galapagos tourism has on the islands when planning a trip. If you have a question about how your travel plans can help protect the environment or would like to know more about the people, places, and projects that we cover in our blog, please contact us through this site for more information.