5 Ways to Make your Galapagos Islands Tours More Glamourous
Galapagos Islands Tours are already considered to be only for the most avid wildlife seeker or luxurious traveller. But that doesn’t mean that all Galapagos cruises or tours are created equal or 5 star simply because of the price tag.
Of course there are cruises and touring options to suit all range of budgets, but what if you prefer a touch of luxury to match how intimate and exclusive your environment is?
Here are 5 ways to make your Galapagos Islands tours more glamourous.
Glamping in the Galapagos Islands
What happens if you cross a luxe African tented camp with serenity and abundant wildlife of the Galapagos Islands? You get the Galapagos Safari Camp, a unique Galapagos island tour combining daily excursions on a private yacht with accommodation at luxury camp style accommodation.
Located on Santa Cruz Island and limited to 9 canvas tents, this is one of the most exclusive ways to experience these enchanted islands.
P.S. The infinity pool at Galapagos Safari Camp is stunning too!
Waking up to gorgeous Galapagos islands vistas
There’s nothing like waking up to the marvellous Galapagos panorama to make you feel immersed in your incredible destination. And this means ensuring you have more than a small porthole to catch a glimpse of your surroundings in as you sail from different islands. Larger viewing windows in your cruise cabin could make your Galapagos islands tour that bit more memorable. Some cruises may even have a small balcony you can step out into.
Observing the Galapagos whilst indulging in your jacuzzi
For many travellers, a visit to Galapagos is a privilege in itself. But having a space to repose, recharge after your days hiking and island explorations can make a world of difference. Not all cruise vessels have a jacuzzi and only those at the higher end of amenities scale will offer them, but if yours does, why not take advantage of it?
Pic above is of the open air jacuzzi onboard the Galapagos Seastar Cruise – formerly known as the Galapagos Grand Oddysey.
Enjoying a well deserved slumber as you explore Galapagos
Galapagos cruises are a great way to explore Darwin’s archipelago but not everyone is comfortable with the idea of being on a smaller ship for so many days.
One reason is that for most of us, a great night sleep is essential if we want to be at our best for exploring. And sleeping on a bunk style bed does not always equate with a great night especially after the long days spent on the islands. Luckily, some of the more luxurious vessels will have cabins with flat double sized beds and some vessels like the Seaman Journey and Galapagos Sea Star even have orthopaedic beds to ensure your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
Seeing the Galapagos underwater life crystal clear
Let’s face it, a chance to see the collection of wacky wildlife that lives on the Galapagos Islands is the major reason most travellers make the journey. So how can you see more wildlife?
Only a few (La Pinta) is one that offers glass bottomed boats whilst on their daily galapagos islands tour excursions. Which means that you get even more wildlife viewing before you even step on an island or get in the water to snorkel.
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