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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 safari adventure. But as 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the capital’s inscription as UNESCO World Heritage city and new things to do and restaurants are springing […]

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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 although camping has its charms, there’s certainly nothing glamourous about it. Or is there? In the Galapagos Islands, as now in many of the […]

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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 has been one of science’s most exciting discoveries in recent years, a spectacular find, indeed, that, unfortunately, is not part of the Galapagos tourism circuit since the diminutive area in which […]

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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 Albatross. They are not only birds that mate for life with their partner but, as part of their love dance, they kiss each other passionately (in bird terms, of […]

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Solo Travel with Galapagos Safari Camp

Solo travel in the Galapagos is an experience that reveals the nuances of the islands; taking the worry out of traveling alone and replacing it with a trip full of surprises, merriment, and memories that last a lifetime. A safari holiday on your own at the camp is a rewarding journey, giving you the freedom […]

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Customer Satisfaction

At the Galapagos Safari camp we are passionate about providing our guests with a genuine adventure in the archipelago that exceeds expectations. The vision behind the camp comes from a desire to show you the beauty of the islands without infringing on the natural surroundings that make them special. Our tours explore the neighboring uninhabited […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in May?

May signals the return of the southeast trade winds and the Humbodlt Current in the Galapagos. The cold waters from Antarctica bring a refreshing change to the islands; the rain of the previous months eases off and a pleasant breeze replaces the heat of the afternoon sun. A safari holiday during the shoulder month is […]

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To’ak Exotic Chocolate

When Jerry Toth and Carl Schweizer founded To’ak chocolate in 2014, they were on their way to mastering the art of chocolate making, elevating it to an art form. The To’ak line of gourmet confections express the subtle flavors of the pure Nacional cacao, from the country where chocolate was born. For chocolate connoisseurs, the […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in April?

April is an extraordinary month to visit the Galapagos Islands as the conditions conspire to make the journey a trip to remember. The islands that we visit on our safari holidays are in bloom with activity. Turtle and iguana eggs are hatching, wild flowers are starting to blossom, and waved albatrosses are returning from sea […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in March?

March in the Galapagos is one of the warmest months both above and below the sea in the islands. It’s one of the best months for surfing, with northern and southern swells dominating the warm waters. The beauty of the islands in full effect, and there is plenty to see and do throughout the archipelago. […]

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What’s Happening in the Galapagos in February?

The Colors of the Islands A visit to the Galapagos in February takes you into an explosion of color anywhere the eye travels. Pink Flamingos are mating, red-footed boobies are tending to their nests, and Magnificent Frigate birds are active on North Seymour. Elsewhere in the Galapagos, flightless cormorant fledglings are getting their first plumage, […]

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Discovering the Galapagos Marine Reserve from a Local’s Perspective

As part of our Family Safari, guests spend a festive day with a local fisherman learning the tricks of the trade while exploring the sea and discovering her creatures. This trip is part of a program with the Galapagos National Park, which gives fishermen an alternative means to support themselves and reduces the strain caused […]

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What’s Happening in Galapagos in January?

January in the Galapagos Islands brings a vibrant change to the archipelago, and signals the end of the garúa season. The Panama current arrives from the north to warm the waters, and tropical rain showers revive the flora and fauna in the highlands and lowlands of the extraordinary islands we visit. Staying at Galapagos Safari […]

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The Mortar and Pestle

Announcing our New Culinary Director and his Small Plate Menu At Galapagos Safari Camp we strive to provide an all-encompassing, exceptional experience for our guests during their safari holiday. Our new culinary consultant, who will be visiting annually, has been busy creating a Galapagos signature menu. His four-course meals are fresh and robust, aiming to […]

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On Appropriate Luxury

A fragile eco-system hangs in the balance every time a plane lands or boat anchors in the Galapagos Islands. Like any hard to reach destination worth its salt, the archipelago struggles to keep up with the demands of its guests. Commodities like freshwater are in short supply, and supplies arrive daily from the mainland to […]

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Working in The Galapagos Changed my life

Katrien Bauters landed in Ecuador in 2009, stepping off the plane with two bags, a handful of words in Spanish and a job at a tour agency in Quito. Left behind was an eight-year career as a tourism consultant in Belgium. Katrien hit the ground running. She lived in homestays to adjust to the culture. […]

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Galapagos With Kids

As you prepare for a Galapagos adventure with your family, know that you’ll end up having more fun and create lasting memories if your Galapagos itinerary includes kid-friendly activities that are meaningful for all ages. Here are some questions to ask yourself about your choices: Does it offer a child-friendly atmosphere? Is there flexibility (both […]

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El Niño

Roughly every seven years since the last Ice Age, the Galapagos Islands experience the warm weather phenomenon called ‘El Niño’, a natural event laden with surprises and setbacks for its inhabitants. It affects wind direction, sea currents and storm patterns transforming it into the epitome of Darwinian evolution and reaction to change. One species of […]

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Ecuador Earthquake Recovery Fund

EERF Update “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead The Ecuador Earthquake Recovery Fund (EERF) is the kind of community response that takes this quote off the page and puts it into action. After the recent earthquake […]

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