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If the idea of spending several days on board a boat doesn’t appeal, you may want to consider one of our land-based Galapagos options - whether an adventurous safari experience or a comfortable, luxury hotel. Land-based stays in Galapagos are particularly suitable for families, as it gives you a secure and secluded base to return home to each night after your daily adventures.
Galapagos Safari Camp
Immersed in nature, the camp was conceived and built with a passion sparked by the incredible views, the immediate intimacy with nature and the unspoiled and raw beauty of the location. The African-styled tented camp is a creative alternative to exploring the archipelago, and soaking up nature in comfort.
Nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the National Park, the stylish camp offers a panoramic lodge, nine charming tents, a family suite and an infinity pool under a canapé of endemic trees. It is unobtrusive in its architecture, designed with discreet luxury that is unpretentious and welcoming. During your visit spend time relaxing at the infinity pool which is perfect for a refreshing dip or birdwatching, or head to ‘The Viewpoint’ terrace for a spot of yoga, a private lunch or sundown cocktails.
The camp is an ideal choice for families, offering both the family suite, which accommodates six guests and is ideal for younger children, and tented accommodation, which promises to thrill slightly older children. In addition to this the camp offers Kids Club during the summer and winter school vacations, when a qualified coordinator is on-site to supervise a range of exciting activities. The camp’s 55-hectare farm provides the chef with the necessary fresh, organic ingredients to design a delightful farm-to-table menu.
Finch Bay Hotel
The award-winning Finch Bay Eco Hotel lies just steps from the beach in a secluded location, across the bay from Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz, in the middle of the Galápagos. Guests cherish the hotel’s privacy, natural surroundings, swimming pool, fine dining and superb service.
The ecologically-designed Finch Bay’s infrastructure and activities are entirely orientated to a concept of true ecotourism, and it has won numerous awards for its conservation efforts.Delicious, healthy international and Galápagos-inspired dishes are prepared daily by the hotel’s qualified Executive Chef, using the freshest ingredients – including many from its organic vegetable garden. Finch Bay Hotel is committed to environmental and social initiatives, and has implemented a number of progressive systems including their own water treatment plant; energy-saving measures such as solar panels and movement sensors; improving insulation to keep rooms cool; using soap, detergent and shampoo supplies which are environmentally-friendly and are manufactured with biodegradable ingredients; and having their own composting system.
Guests here experience these remarkable islands at their own pace, exploring wonders of both the land and sea, making for an enriching, and relaxing retreat.
Book your Land Based Galapagos trip here