At the Heart of the Galapagos Archipelago
The Galapagos Safari Camp is located on Santa Cruz Island, in the middle of the expansive Galapagos archipelago.. It’s one of the most diverse islands of all, with volcanic heights swathed in forest in complete contrast to its drier coastline.
The Galapagos Islands belong to the Republic of Ecuador and are located 600 miles / 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador in South America.
The Highlands of Santa Cruz
Tucked away on the border of the National Park, we are far from the coastal crowds, immersed in nature, and within easy access of all the key visiting sites and ports on Santa Cruz island.
Approx Journey Times:
Baltra Airport: 45-minutes by boat and car, a fascinating drive which traverses the island’s multiple ecosystems.
Puerto Ayora (the port town on the island’s southern coast that is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, shops, restaurants and local life): 30 mins by car.
Itabaca Channel (the port on the island’s northern coast which is where many of our boat safaris depart from)
The Highlands (home to tortoise reserves, volcanic craters, lava tunnels, coffee farms, quiet country lanes for biking): 0-15 minutes by car
Beaches: Two of the island’s most beautiful beaches that we like to include in our safaris are around 25-30 mins by car (or a 5 mile / 8km bike ride).
How to Reach Galapagos Safari Camp
The journey to our Camp begins in either Quito or Guayaquil, with a 2-hour flight to the small airport on Baltra Island (once the United States’ military base during the Second World War).
Having been greeted by your guide, you will make your way through the VIP Lounge and Galapagos National Park checks. You’ll then travel by car to the Itabaca Channel (approx 10 mins) where you will transfer to a boat for a short hop across the channel to the northern shore of Santa Cruz Island.
From there, it’s a 30-minute drive up to the camp, from the arid coastal ecosystems and into the cloudforests of the highlands, home to intriguing giant daisy trees, called Scalesia, and many other species.
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