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Galapagos Safari Camp & Hacienda Zuleta: Bucket List Travel To Ecuador & The Galapagos

One of the most sought-after destinations for adventure and wildlife lovers has long been the Galapagos. While there are several ways to see this bucket list destination, and most people tend to focus on cruises, one really unique option that should be on your radar is the Galapagos Safari Camp.

This property is a one-of-a-kind concept for the Galapagos: a luxury tented camp that offers day trips into the islands, making for a more customizable experience than a traditional Galapagos cruise experience.

Just like Awasi, the Galapagos are a feast for the lenses if you’re a photography lover. Think of the destination like an interactive zoo – you’re getting up close and personal with some of the most fascinating creatures in the world!

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Since it’s a private, customizable experience, it allows travelers the opportunity to feel a little more in-tune with the surrounding nature versus being another face in the crowd on a tour offered by the cruise lines. Not to say cruising isn’t still a great way to see the Galapagos, but for those wanting a little more intimacy with the destination and more one-on-one time with both their traveling companions and their guides, this is a great way to do it.

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Consider pairing this unique property with one of our other Insight Latin America partner properties, Hacienda Zuleta in mainland Imambura, Ecuador. The prominent history of this hotel is enough to make any culture and history lover’s trip an unforgettable experience. The property has been passed down through the same family since 1898, a bloodline that includes two Presidents of Ecuador and Ambassadors to the US. It’s like walking into a living, breathing history book, peeking inside the Ecuadorians’ fantastic lineage.

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The current general manager is the grandson of their prominent ex-President, Galo Plaza Lasso, and the culture that travelers will experience here – the authenticity of being woken up by cows being brought into the barn combined with the genuine hospitality of the Plaza family as they simultaneously cater to and befriend their guests – is definitely worth extending your Galapagos trip into Mainland Ecuador!

Ready to begin planning your South American getaway? Fill out our Request a Trip form today!

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Photo credits to Hacienda Zuleta & Galapagos Safari Camp.

Lindsey Epperly

My name is Lindsey Epperly and I’m a travel consultant and owner of Epperly Travel, a national affiliate of Century Travel. I’m most passionate about building lifelong relationships with my clients and suppliers, discovering the globe in a way that makes me a better agent, and celebrating with my team when we reach a new milestone. One of our core values at Epperly Travel is to create fun and celebrate constantly – and I’m fortunate to be in a career that allows me to do just that. I’m proud to announce my recent achievements: landing a spot on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List as their Caribbean expert, being nominated for Virtuoso’s Rising Star Award and receiving a place on Jezebel Magazine’s Trailblazing Ten list.

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