The Galapagos Safari

santa cruz, galapagos
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This safari camp on Santa Cruz island offers an incomparable safari experience for families on the Galapagos Islands. Staying on a 135-acre farm in either one of 9 safari tents or a 3-suite apartment in the main safari lodge, the 6 day, 5 night tour includes trips to deserted beaches, flamingo lagoons and the Charles Darwin Research Center. The private family safari is lead by a core group of hand-picked naturalist guides, many of whom are parents and understand the need for flexibility and patience. It’s an exceptionally engaging educational experience for parents and children alike. It’s best for children over 6. Click through the slide show above to see full details for classic and family safari itineraries.

What we love

  • This is a fantastic way to see one of the world’s most outstanding nature reserves as a family
  • The private tours, led by experienced, family-friendly naturalists, curate the experience just for you and your kids
  • There’s a choice of accommodation: either in safari tents with double beds and a sofa bed for kids, sleeping 2 adults and 1 child under 12, or in a 3-suite lodge with 2 twin rooms, playroom and double bedroom, sleeping 6
  • The lodge accommodation is made up of 3 double bedrooms, interconnected but with separate doors, and is suitable for families bringing a nanny with them
  • The camp has an infinity pool, play room with games and projector, yoga deck, WiFi and visiting wildlife, such as Galapagos tortoises, egrets and owls
  • Food is all included and the chef is adept at serving up healthy snacks and kid-friendly meals
  • It’s much more than a wildlife safari: with excursions to organic coffee plantations, a workshop with a local artist and a day trip with a local fisherman, cultural exchange is part of the program
  • Packing tips: bring good walking shoes, sandals, sunhat, sun protection, swimming costumes, insect repellant and a waterproof jacket

Things to know

  • Prices are per person based on a family traveling and start at $4,830 per person, based on a 6 day/5 night stay. Please consult the owner for accurate pricing information
  • Rates depend on accommodation and whether you book a Family or Classic safari
  • There are no designated departure days - choose when you want to arrive/depart
  • Included in the rate are: accommodation, all meals and guided activities which will be confirmed according to the group's interests
  • Kids under 12 pay a reduced rate in the tented accommodation when sharing with 2 adults
  • Flights, laundry, insurance, tips and Galapagos National Park entry fee ($100 adults, $50 under 12s) are not included
  • Most guides are both English and Spanish speaking
  • Best for kids over 6, but babies and younger can be accommodated and the owners have cots and baby kit.
  • On request, a baby bath, bed rails and a high chair are available
  • Babysitting with Spanish or English-speaking sitters can be arranged
  • Vaccinations are not required for Galapagos tours
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
4 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Stephanie B.
Member since December 12, 2013
Brought up in Ecuador and England, Stephanie has lived, studied and worked in over 20 countries. She exchanged wanderlust for a decade-long love affair with the Galapagos, where Michael’s and her children were born. After years living out of a suitcase, Stephanie committed to making Galapagos Safari Camp an authentic experience that brings guests up close and personal with nature, rather than being another predictable hotel.

Santa Cruz, Galapagos

The land of the giant tortoise

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