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3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Pre- & Post-Cruise Safaris

An Island-based stay at Galapagos Safari Camp is the best upgrade to a Galapagos Cruise, and can be taken either before or after your cruise.

Choose from our RELAXING or ACTIVE Pre- or Post-Cruise Safari Extensions — and don’t forget we can personalize any option.

 

Our RELAXING PRE/POST CRUISE SAFARI is designed for those who want to simply rest and enjoy the camp’s facilities and cuisine before or after a Galapagos cruise. It is ideal for guests who wish to recuperate after a long journey to the islands, or after an intense cruise itinerary before heading home.

 

Our ACTIVE PRE/POST CRUISE SAFARI is designed for those who wish to explore the lesser-known sites of Santa Cruz Island that often aren’t included in cruise itineraries. Guests will have their own private car and driver at their disposal, together with their own private Naturalist guide. The latter is a mandatory requirement when entering the Galapagos National Park.

 

The beauty of our Active Safari is that it is fully personalised upon arrival. Your host and guide will discuss the various options with you, and depending on your interests and levels of energy on the day, will advise you on where to go and what to see. You remain free to explore the island at your own pace, and tweak your itinerary as you go.  (Note that our main safaris are personalised during the booking process as they include boat trips and many more tours and activities to coordinate).

 

As with all our SAFARIS, additional days can be added if required.

Highlights

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Active Pre/Post Cruise Extension: Sample Itinerary

 

This 3-day, 2-night safari allows you to enjoy the Camp while exploring the highlights of Santa Cruz.

Not all cruise itineraries include a visit to the Charles Darwin Station or the highlands of Santa Cruz, for example, and none include the famous beach of Tortuga Bay on the southwest coast. If you love active sports — like hiking, biking, snorkeling or surfing — which cruise itineraries don’t cater for, our Active Safari Cruise Extension is ideal.

Overview

  • Type of activity:
  •  LAND SAFARI
  •  SEA SAFARI
  • DAY 1AIRPORT OR DOCKSIDE PICK UP
    TRANSFER TO CAMP
    EXPLORE THE HIGHLANDS
  • DAY 2FULL DAY OF ACTIVITIES OF YOUR CHOICE
  • DAY 3TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR TO BOARD YOUR CRUISE
  • DAY 3+…OR EXTEND YOUR STAY!

Full Itinerary

As with all our itineraries, they are fully customised according to your interests and needs. The key difference is that the ACTIVE SAFARI is planned directly with your host and private guide during your stay (as opposed to with your Safari Designer at the time of booking). This allows you to explore Santa Cruz at your own pace and with greater flexibility.

Some of the experiences we offer on this safari include:

  • A tour of the farm
  • Visiting the giant tortoise reserve
  • The Twin Craters walk
  • Lava Java Organic Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Station
  • Naturalist Walk (Full or Half Day)
  • Exploring the east (Full or Half Day)
  • Tortuga Bay (Full or Half Day)
  • Garrapatero Beach (Full or Half Day)
  • Biking
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing lessons (*extra cost)
  • Scuba-diving (*extra cost)

For more information on these experiences, download our Activity Menu here or contact one of our Safari Designers.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Relaxing Pre/Post Cruise Extension: Sample Itinerary

 

Spend a couple of days before or after your cruise relaxing at the Camp. Enjoy the natural setting of the highlands and our extraordinary cuisine. Our staff will be happy to help you arrange extra activities.

Overview

  • Type of activity:
  •  LAND EXPERIENCE
  •  SEA JOURNEY
  • DAY 1TRANSFER IN FROM AIRPORT OR YACHT
  • DAY 2RELAX AT THE CAMP AND BE CARED FOR, OR EXPLORE INDEPENDENTLY.
  • DAY 3TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR TO BOARD YOUR CRUISE
  • DAY 3+…OR EXTEND YOUR STAY!

Full Itinerary

  • DAY 1 TRANSFER IN FROM AIRPORT OR YACHT Your guide will meet you at the airport or yacht drop-off point and transfer you to Galapagos Safari Camp where you can savour the beauty of slow-life. Our team will take care of your needs and you can enjoy freshly prepared dishes for lunch and dinner.
  • DAY 2 RELAX AT THE CAMP AND BE CARED FOR! Take time to relax at the camp and let our team spoil you. Should you feel the need to explore, you can enjoy Santa Cruz independently or we can assist you organising activities.
  • DAY 3 TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR TO BOARD YOUR CRUISE After breakfast, your guide will drive you to the airport or dock for the next part of your journey.

Active Safari Extension

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Private English-speaking naturalist guide during land excursions and transfers
  • VIP airport service in or out

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12)
  • Tourist transit card (US $20 per person)
  • Diving and surfing can be arranged at extra cost
  • Naturalist guide
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)
  • Gratuities

Relaxing Safari Extension

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Private English-speaking naturalist guide during land excursions and transfers
  • VIP airport service in or out

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12)
  • Tourist transit card (US $20 per person)
  • Any activities
  • Naturalist guide
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)
  • Gratuities

Personalize your journey!

We’re flexible and we love to personalize. How about..?

Talks with Galapagos experts, fishing trips with locals, tea inside a lava tunnel…

…picnic in the wilds, art classes, surf classes, ceviche-making and more!

 

PLAN YOUR SAFARI

VOICES OF GALAPAGOS

Our Experts Say

Stephanie Bonham-Carter
Stephanie Bonham-Carter
Founder

“Santa Cruz is among the most diverse islands in the Galapagos. We love combining explorations of the forested highlands with time at the beaches.”

Michael Mesdag
Michael Mesdag
Founder

“I’m particularly fond of the fishing trips we’ve created with local fishermen. They’re an authentic way to explore the Galapagos and are always a lot of fun.”

A few of our

Guest Reviews

5 star ratingGreat place to stay in Galapagos! My husband and I stayed at the Galapagos Safari Camp for 5 nights the first week of March 2020. ... read more

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3/15/2020

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5/10/2019

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3/26/2022