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A Galapagos Family Vacation

Recognized as one of the 23 Best Family Summer Vacations to Take by Conde Nast Traveler, and one of 5 ‘kid proof’ destinations by Town and Country, Galapagos Safari Camp is a popular choice for families seeking personalized service, flexible schedules and the freedom to explore the Galapagos Islands at their own pace.

Explore our family-friendly Camp and Safaris, designed to create a home away from home for children, parents, and grandparents alike.

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FAMILY TENTS & SUITE

Family-Friendly Accommodation

Our three-bedroom Family Suite, with interconnecting rooms, ensuite bathrooms and playroom is ideal for families of all sizes.

Our Safari Tents accommodate one extra bed and a baby cot. For large families we can offer tents that are close together with an intercom monitor if required.

ACCOMMODATION

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Family Dining

At Galapagos Safari Camp, we pride ourselves on catering to all our guests’ needs, and will take any dietary restrictions or preferences into account when planning our menus during your stay. Have a ‘fussy eater’? No problem! Simply let us know at the time of booking and we’ll do our best to please all palates, regardless of age.

During breakfast, kids will be presented with a question or a fact to ponder over during their day of adventure. Our aim is to spark their curiosity, to deepen their appreciation of the Galapagos Islands and to give their Family Safari meaning and purpose.

DINING

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Kids’ Club

During the school holiday season, we offer our Kids’ Club, with a series of creative activities in the late afternoon, while you take time to relax after the day’s excursions.

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Family Celebrations

We love an occasion! If any member of your family is celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any special milestone, our team can help you plan a family whoopee. From surprise tea parties in lava tunnels to personalized birthday breakfasts, let’s make your family celebration unforgettable!

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ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?

Central Location

The location of our camp – bang in the middle of the Galapagos archipelago – offers families the best of both worlds. Its close proximity to the sites we visit offers a wildlife experience that is both practical and enjoyable for children. As parents ourselves, we understand that travel time plays an important role in a family vacation. No child likes to be confined to boats and vehicles for hours upon end.

Our setting – 55-acres in the forested highlands – gives children the space and opportunity to run around freely at the end of each day. At Galapagos Safari Camp, parents need not worry about their kids getting cabin fever or seasick at night.

LOCATION

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Space and Freedom

Family-Friendly Facilities

Plunge pool: Our (appropriately small) infinity pool overlooking the Galapagos National Park is the perfect spot for children to unwind, or shed excess energy, after a day of Galapagos adventure. Parents should note that the pool is unsupervised and children should be accompanied by adults.

Bikes: One of the best ways for families to explore the Galapagos highlands is on bike. The camp has a small selection of bikes for our guests to enjoy, including kids’ bikes, and a bike seat for little kids (subject to availability).

Bits n Bobs: Other items available to borrow include kids wetsuits, masks and snorkels, cots, car seats, booster seats, intercom and highchairs.

If there is anything specific that you would like to borrow, hire or buy from us, please let us know at the time of booking.

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GALAPAGOS FAMILY TRAVEL

Family Travel Expertise

Our founders’ children, Lawrence and Jasmine, were born at the Camp and spent their early years there, giving us both privileged and practical knowledge when it comes to planning a family-friendly tour in the Galapagos.

Our Family Safaris include activities and experiences that have been, and continue to be, tried and tested (and loved!) by Lawrence and Jasmine, and their friends.

However, we understand that no two families are alike and planning a Galapagos family vacation that caters to every age group and generation can be daunting at the best of times. That’s where we step in.

Our Safari Designers understand how precious family vacations are and how important it is to get them right. Our goal is to keep every member of the family happy and tailor the Safari accordingly. After all, if the kids aren’t having fun, nobody’s having fun!

Galapagos Safari Camp Family Founders

Family Galapagos tours

“Would we, like most visitors to the famous islands off of Ecuador’s coast, explore by cruise ship? The see-sawing surf keeping us awake at night, a cabin too minuscule in which to cartwheel, a father constantly on edge as his daughter careers towards the precipice of the deck… Hmmm. There had to be something more soothing, more expansive. Enter Galápagos Safari Camp.”

– Nick Howells, Evening Standard

Flexible Itineraries

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A Personalised Itinerary For Your Family

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Our tailor-made Family Safaris are carefully crafted to accommodate every member of the family. Depending on the needs and interests of your family, our Safari Designers can offer suggestions and tips to get the very best out of your stay in the Galapagos Islands.

 

A Galapagos Adventure Over Land and Sea

Best Galapagos tours for families

We recommend a combination of land-based activities on Santa Cruz Island with a couple of day excursions at sea exploring some of the uninhabited Galapagos islands and learning about their remarkable wildlife.

It is also possible to extend your Family Safari to include Isabela Island.

 

Family Friendly Galapagos Guides

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Families are paired with child-friendly guides who understand that children’s attention spans may not always be as long as their adult counterparts. Our guides are experienced in engaging children and making their Galapagos experience meaningful, educational, and above all, fun!

 

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A FEW OF OUR

Galapagos Family Safari Reviews

Amazing family holiday in the Galapagos Islands
Our family of 6 (adult children, ages 23-29) spent our Christmas Holiday 2023 as guests at Galapagos Safari Camp. The experience was everything we had hoped it would be. The facilities/grounds, food/c
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An absolute fairytale trip
What can I say about the safari camp that others have not gushed about already? The location is incredible, you wake up every morning to see the ocean and maybe be greeted by a few tortoises on the wa
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An Amazing Stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island!
Our Galapagos Safari Camp (GSC) experience started with Diego and Nathaly who went over and above in planning and setting up our trip. Our family of 11 stayed at the GSC for 4 nights and everyone had
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Amazing Family Summer Vacation
I can't begin to explain in words the amazing experience we had. A family of 4 with an 11 yr old and a 9yr old. The kids LOVED the cookies, the handmade stuffed animals and the cards/sayings. The tent
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Pure Magic - Best family trip with our 6 and 9 year old kids.
How do I put into words the magic of the Galapagos Safari Camp? From the start of planning our trip to when we had to say goodbye and head home, the service and hospitality were beyond measure. When b
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Hope our son takes his own family to the GSC in the future!
Incredible attention to detail and display of kindness. Accommodations are streamlined (i.e. safari camp) but adequate with many meals and desserts comparable to those served at Michelin starred resta
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Luxurious and down to earth, a magnificent place to stay in the Galapagos
The Galapagos safari camp is a superb example of a place that balances respect for the delicate ecosystem of the Galapagos without sacrificing the five-star luxury experience for the traveler. We had
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Understated Luxury
Our family of 4 (parents and two twenty-something children) wanted an adventure and settled on the Galapagos and Galapagos Safari Camp for a week of non-stop activities. It was fantastic. From the
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