Galapagos Luxury Safari

7 days from $5,005 per person*
  • Get up close to sea turtles, giant tortoises, penguins, and more.
  • Embark on daily wildlife excursions with naturalist guides.
  • Snorkel through crystalline waters in search of colorful marine life.
  • Internal flights included.
  • Featuring luxurious properties.
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You’ll be unable to suppress your smile as inquisitive dolphins approach your snorkeling party and playfully interact with you in their stunning natural habitat where the regular rules of the wild don’t seem to apply.

Thanks to millennia of isolation and carefully-controlled eco tourism, many of the wild residents of the Galapagos Islands have not learned to fear people and many species will comfortably approach you with playful curiosity. Along with dolphins, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with penguins, seal lions and marine iguanas in the turquoise waters surrounding the 13 main islands, 17 islets and dozens of ancient rock formations that make up this prehistoric archipelago. You’ll also observe giant tortoises in the wild; explore lush Scalesia and Guayabillo forests; visit the Charles Darwin Research Center; hike around volcanic pit craters and through lava tunnels; and board a yacht to explore a range of neighboring islands.

As well as delivering plenty of opportunity for tropical relaxation, this trip also provides an engaging learning experience as certified naturalists accompany you on every shore excursion and share their expert insights into the region’s unique range of vegetation zones, micro climates and abundant wildlife. Your premium accommodation in a luxury safari camp offers all the comforts of home in a breath-taking remote location that you won’t soon forget. A land based tour of the Galapagos is perfect for those who prefer not to spend multiple days and nights at sea. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Quito
    Quito
    • Meet and Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Quito to Galapagos to Santa Cruz Island
    Quito to Galapagos to Santa Cruz Island
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Quito - Galapagos [Connecting in Guayaquil] - Economy
    • Airline Ticket Information - Ticket
    • Tourist Transit / Migration Control Card
    • VIP Airport Arrival Service from Galapagos Safari Camp - VIP Room
    • Seeking Giant Tortoises (Arrival Day at Galapagos Safari Camp) - Guide
    • National Park Entrance Fee
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Santa Cruz Island
    Santa Cruz Island
    • Cruising to a neighbouring island
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Santa Cruz Island
    Santa Cruz Island
    • Another day to enjoy cruising to a neighbouring island
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Santa Cruz Island
    Santa Cruz Island
    • Another day to enjoy cruising to a neighbouring island
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Santa Cruz Island to Galapagos to Quito
    Santa Cruz Island to Galapagos to Quito
    • Sunrise Walk and Departure (Galapagos Safari Camp Departure Day)
    • VIP Airport Departure Service from Galapagos Safari Camp - VIP Room
    • Galapagos - Quito [Connecting in Guayaquil] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Quito
    Quito
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • NOTE: Quito International Departure Tax (not included)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Quito

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

Accommodation: Patio Andaluz

The Hotel Patio Andaluz Quito, located in the heart of historic “Quito Antiguo” and surrounded by churches, museums and national monuments, was declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978. The Hotel is an official National Treasure and holds centuries of history within its walls. It was part of the original Solaris (original building sites) that constituted the City of San Francisco of Quito at the time of its foundation. Since then, revolutionary actors, historic figures, presidents and thinkers had passed through its patios and corridors. Enjoy the elegance and comfort that this Hotel Boutique offers, with its great arches, balconies and attics.

Quito
Quito
Patio Andaluz
Patio Andaluz

Day 2: Quito - Galapagos - Santa Cruz Island

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

Fly from Quito to Galapagos via Guayaquil today. The flight duration is approximately 4 hours.
Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking.

Please note: your airline tickets for the Galapagos flights are issued locally, and will be provided for you on the day you depart for the Galapagos, at the airport, by our local representative. For all Galapagos flights, the luggage allowance is 20 kg (44 lbs) per person.

Your mandatory Galapagos tourist transit card is included in your itinerary pricing.

The VIP service allows you the convenience of pre-paying the National Park Entrance Fee of USD100.00 per person. This way, when you arrive in Galapagos, the Safari Camp staff will escort you to a VIP room at the airport, so you can wait comfortably while they take care of paying the Entrance Fee.

This service also includes a private transport from the airport to the channel, from where you will cross the narrow Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island.

Once in Santa Cruz, you will be accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide who will take you to a farm in the highlands for a tasty lunch. You will then do a complete tour of the area, exploring various vegetation zones and microclimates, walking around pit craters, through lava tunnels and being acquainted with endemic Scalesia and Guayabillo forests. At the Tortoise Reserve, you will observe the emblematic giant tortoises in their natural habitat and the abundant bird life of the highlands. Your tour will end at Galapagos Safari Camp where you can enjoy a sunset cocktail followed by dinner.

Your mandatory Galapagos National Park entrance fee is included in your itinerary pricing.

Please note: the itinerary is a guideline only -  the route and program vary according to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety precautions and wildlife encounters.

A fuel surcharge is applicable to all vessels cruising in the Galapagos and all flights to/from Galapagos. These surcharges have been included in your trip price. 

Fuel Surcharges are subject to change without notice and additional fees may be applicable at time of travel.

Accommodation: Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp is set on a ridge in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, overlooking the National Park and offering magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean, the famous western and northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rabida, Guy Fawkes and Daphne.  The stylish central lodge is perched on a hill with panoramic views from its spacious veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands scattered on the horizon below.  Relax in the lounge and bar, with their cosy fireplace.  Savour the local and international dishes created by their creative chef with homegrown produce in the dining room.  Guests can enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool to cool down and observe nature.  The 55-hectare farm is rich in birdlife with finches, warbles, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. Tortoises make frequent visits to the farm and are often seen in the area.

Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp

Day 3: Santa Cruz Island

After an early rise, you will take a boat trip to explore one of the neighbouring islands (North Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas, Santa Fé, Floreana or Isabela). Each island has its particular natural habitat and you will be guided through the evolutionary marvels of your destination. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest reserve in the world; you will be able to snorkel off the boat and experience the richness of the aquatic species. Alternatively, if you are SCUBA certified we can replace one or both day trips with diving.

Accommodation: Galapagos Safari Camp
King Angelfish
King Angelfish

Day 4: Santa Cruz Island

Today you will have the opportunity to explore another island near Santa Cruz. Or simply relax and stay to enjoy the facilities at the Galapagos Safari Camp.

Accommodation: Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Marine Iguana
Galapagos Marine Iguana

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island

Today you will have the opportunity to explore another island near Santa Cruz. Or simply relax and stay to enjoy the facilities at the Galapagos Safari Camp.

Accommodation: Galapagos Safari Camp

Day 6: Santa Cruz Island - Galapagos - Quito

On your last day, you can tour the farm at your leisure or enjoy the sunrise from the camp's viewpoint before your airport transfer.

Enjoy the VIP room at the Baltra airport, so you can wait comfortably for your flight to Guyaquil or Quito.

Fly from Galapagos to Quito via Guayaquil. The flight duration is approximately 4 hours.

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

Accommodation: Patio Andaluz

Day 7: Quito

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

A departure tax must be paid upon departing Ecuador through the Quito airport. The payment must be made in cash and the cost is of USD$44.30 per person. Subject to change without notice.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Patio Andaluz: Quito

The Hotel Patio Andaluz Quito, located in the heart of historic “Quito Antiguo” and surrounded by churches, museums and national monuments, was declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978. The Hotel is an official National Treasure and holds centuries of history within its walls. It was part of the original Solaris (original building sites) that constituted the City of San Francisco of Quito at the time of its foundation. Since then, revolutionary actors, historic figures, presidents and thinkers had passed through its patios and corridors. Enjoy the elegance and comfort that this Hotel Boutique offers, with its great arches, balconies and attics.

Patio Andaluz
Patio Andaluz

Galapagos Safari Camp: Santa Cruz Island

Galapagos Safari Camp is set on a ridge in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, overlooking the National Park and offering magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean, the famous western and northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rabida, Guy Fawkes and Daphne.  The stylish central lodge is perched on a hill with panoramic views from its spacious veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands scattered on the horizon below.  Relax in the lounge and bar, with their cosy fireplace.  Savour the local and international dishes created by their creative chef with homegrown produce in the dining room.  Guests can enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool to cool down and observe nature.  The 55-hectare farm is rich in birdlife with finches, warbles, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. Tortoises make frequent visits to the farm and are often seen in the area.

Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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