Pre- & Post-Cruise Safaris

Combine our camp with a Galapagos cruise

- PLAN YOUR SAFARI -
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Pre- & Post-Cruise Safaris

An land-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 that we can customize 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 are provided with their own private car and driver, as well as their own private naturalist guide. The latter is a mandatory requirement to enter the Galapagos National Park.

The beauty of our Active Safari is that it is completely personalized upon arrival. Your host and guide will discuss the various options with you, and advise you on where to go and what to see based on your interests and energy levels for the day.

You are free to explore the island at your own pace, and adjust your itinerary as you go. (Please note that our main Safaris are personalised during the booking process as they include boat trips and many other tours and activities that need to be coordinated in advance).

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

 

Booking Your Cruise

We appreciate that there are a bewildering number of cruises offered in the Galapagos Islands. If you would like us to help guide you, we can make recommendations. As a tour operator, we can also book your cruise together with your Pre-/Post-Cruise Safari, including any transportation and/or accommodation you may need on the mainland, as well as domestic flights to the islands, ensuring a smooth trip from start to finish.

 

PRE-POST-CRUISE SAFARI RATES

Please refer to the RATES tab below for details on our pricing.

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Highlights

Relax at our camp either before or after your cruise.
Visit a tortoise reserve.
Explore giant lava tunnels.
Discover the vibrant town of Puerto Ayora.
Take a surfing lesson in Tortuga Bay.
Kayak in a mangrove lagoon, brimming with wildlife.
ACTIVE
RELAXING
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ACTIVE

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 1

AIRPORT OR DOCKSIDE PICK UP TRANSFER TO CAMP EXPLORE THE HIGHLANDS

DAY 2

FULL DAY OF ACTIVITIES OF YOUR CHOICE

DAY 3

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR TO BOARD YOUR CRUISE

DAY 3+

…OR EXTEND YOUR STAY!

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

 

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.

PLAN YOUR SAFARI

RELAXING

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 1

TRANSFER IN FROM AIRPORT OR YACHT

DAY 2

RELAX AT THE CAMP AND BE CARED FOR, OR EXPLORE INDEPENDENTLY.

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT OR TO BOARD YOUR CRUISE

…OR EXTEND YOUR STAY!

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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.

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

RATES

Rates

Our Safaris are tailored to suit your needs and preferences. The final cost will vary based on your personal selections.

Our Pre-/Post-Cruise Safaris start from:

USD 1575 per person for 2N/3D RELAXING Safari in Tented Double

USD 2455 per person for 2N/3D ACTIVE Safari in a Tented Double

 

Active Safari Extension

Included:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Private English-speaking naturalist guide during land excursions and transfers
  • Airport VIP service

 

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (as detailed in documentation)
  • Visitor transit card (as detailed in documentation)
  • 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
  • Airport VIP service

 

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (as detailed in documentation)
  • Visitor transit card (as detailed in documentation)
  • Tours / Activities
  • Naturalist guide
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)
  • Gratuities

 

You can find the pricing for all our Safari packages on our Rates page.

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A way of life in the Galapagos

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!
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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

A visit to Galapagos would be incomplete without an stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp
With a superb location on Santa Cruz Island, the Camp offers one of the best views in the Galapagos Islands; one that you can not miss. The location, is perfectly match with its unique infrastructure,
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Beautiful safari-style camp
My wife and I enjoyed a five-night stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp following a week-long cruise in the Galapagos. This is a beautiful property with attentive, personal service. Guests sleep in safar
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Amazing experience
We spent 3 days in the Camp as the first stop on our Galapagos holiday, joining a 7 day cruise immediately after. What an amazing beginning to this holiday of a lifetime. The camp is beautiful, the te
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