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Luxury in Galapagos – the Safari Camp approach

Luxury is often boxed and packaged and sold as prodigious comfort delivered in expensive and lavish ways, with over the top service and flamboyant sometimes gratuitous gestures. But is that really appropriate in the Galapagos? Is luxury in the Galapagos an oxymoron? Does it have substance, and more importantly a place where you can experience […]

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Taking sustainability in the Galapagos seriously

Since its inception, the Galapagos Safari camp has sought to implement best practices when it comes to sustainability in the Galapagos. It was part of the founders’ ethos, a manifestation of their visions and what they pursue and believe in. And, it has to be said, simple common sense. The Camp’s sustainable approach was developed […]

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Visiting Santiago Island in the Galapagos Islands

Reasons to visit Santiago Island Located to the northwest of Santa Cruz, many cruise ships include visiting Santiago Island on their itineraries. It’s not as common an island to visit on day trips from Santa Cruz. But no matter how you visit, you should definitely try to include it on your list of islands to […]

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North Seymour, a Galapagos bird safari

Galápagos Islands are born with nothing. Constant, relentless volcanic activity caused these islands in the wilds of the Pacific Ocean to rise up from the depths of the sea. For the first few months, at least, there is nothing on them but the dead remains of their underwater existence. The first creatures that venture here are birds, alighting maybe just to catch their breath after hours, maybe days, maybe even months, of living at sea.

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Asking the right questions: how to choose the Galapagos experience for you

What are the choices when planning a Galapagos vacation? There are three options available for a Galapagos experience: by land, by sea, or a combination of both. If you opt for land, you’ll find hotels on the inhabited islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana, ranging from basic B&B’s to five-star luxury. Visitors […]

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The most romantic Ecuador hotels

Valentine’s might be the day dedicated to lovers, but these Ecuador hotels have a timeless romance that goes far beyond heart-shaped chocolate boxes. From haciendas with centuries of history and lodges buried deep within the cloud forest to beachfront hideaways, these are hotels to get passionate about. Hacienda Zuleta Snuggle up by the fireplace in […]

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Seven life-changing lessons for kids during their Galapagos experience

As a parent, there is nothing more beautiful than watching your children see something for the first time in the Galapagos Islands. The fearless, wonderstruck look on their faces when they spot a fluffy fledgling cormorant or snorkel with a penguin is something to treasure. There’s much that kids can learn from their Galapagos experience, […]

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Multi-generation travel in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands put travelers of all ages in the thick of the action, bringing families together for a safari holiday in the heart of Darwin’s playground. The untamed wildlife, the stunning scenery and the secluded elegance of Galapagos Safari Camp creates an adventure that spans the generation gap. Modeled after the classic African safari […]

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Ten Things to Do with Kids in the Galapagos

Taking a trip to the Galapagos with your family is a journey that inspires everyone. Imagine days filled with adventure while exploring the nooks and crannies of uninhabited islands that have captivated explorers for centuries. The Galapagos with kids is a playground that ignites curiosity and the imagination. Keep reading for our top ten things […]

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How Young is Too Young for the Galapagos?

The Galapagos Islands are justifiably regarded as one of the best family travel destinations on the planet, and for good reason. The unique wildlife treats human visitors with curiosity as opposed to fear, an unusual trait that captivates travelers of all ages and leads to eye-level encounters with blue-footed boobies and beach-bumming fur seals. Excellent […]

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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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