The Galapagos are of course all about the rich variety of marine and land creatures, as well as the harsh but beautiful volcanic landscape. Now guests at Galapagos Safari Camp can combine the two with getting fit – and finding their inner zen - on a yoga and surf safari.

Key Stats

Flight from London London

11:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

Believe it or not, yoga is a great way to learn to surf. Not only is it a way of learning to control breathing (especially useful when surfing), but the moves can mirror those in surfing. The first day explains why, and after that guests focus on balance, paddle stroke (or 'steering the soul of the surf board') and master the art of standing up (otherwise known, in yoga terms, as 'one breath one motion pop up').

After a few days of strengthening the core while learning the key skills of surfing, it is time to take to the water. Spend the day with an instructor on a long, white sandy beach, taking breaks to look for wildlife with a naturalist guide.

Wildlife is an integral part of the trip, and the daily yoga is broken up with trips to see some of the Galapagos's infamous inhabitants. See giant tortoises and an abundance of birdlife - including the blue booted booby, finch and vermilion flycatcher - as well as a number of endemic plants. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest in the world and snorkelling with sea lions here is a real highlight. Other activities on offer include kayaking and mountain biking.

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Sunset meditation on the beach is a great way to wind down after a surfing lesson.

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Where to stay

 Athala II

Athala II

The Athala II is a motor catamaran, and is one of the best ways to cruise the Galapagos in style and comfort. The exclusive boat provides luxury cabins and amenities to rival any larger vessel.

Athala II
 Eric, Flamingo & Letty

Eric, Flamingo & Letty

Sisters in arms, the Eric, Flamingo and Letty trio cruise the Galapagos together.

Eric, Flamingo & Letty
The Grace

The Grace

For those who want a dose of ocean-going luxury and fine dining with their Galapagos exploration, the Grace is the boat to choose.

The Grace
Isabela II

Isabela II

One of the most luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos, with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.

Isabela II
La Pinta

La Pinta

La Pinta is a 63-metre motor yacht, fully reconstructed and refitted in 2007.

La Pinta
 Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp

Unique within Ecuador, the Galapagos Safari Camp is a tented camp following the African safari model, in which guests stay in comfort while remaining close to nature.

Galapagos Safari Camp
M/V Eclipse

M/V Eclipse

A 64-metre motor yacht with a cruising speed of 11 knots.

M/V Eclipse
 M/V Santa Cruz

M/V Santa Cruz

Following a major overhaul, MV Santa Cruz is now back on the open water.

M/V Santa Cruz
 Finch Bay Hotel

Finch Bay Hotel

Named after Darwin's famous finches that are abundant in the area, this is an eco-hotel located on Santa Cruz Island, in the centre of the Galápagos archipelago.

Finch Bay Hotel
Galapagos Voyager

Galapagos Voyager

The Galapagos voyager is one of the most restful and comfortable ways to experience the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Voyager
Royal Palm

Royal Palm

The Royal Palm in the lush highlands of Isla Santa Cruz is the finest luxury hotel in the Galapagos Islands, and developing something of a reputation as a celebrity haunt, with the Prince of Wales and Brangelina (entourage included) recent guests.

Royal Palm
Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray

Not to be mistaken for the famous makers of cranberry juice, Ocean Spray is probably the slickest of all the luxury yachts in the Galapagos. A large catamaran, Ocean Spray has nine comfortable cabins (eight double, one single) each with a private balcony.

Ocean Spray
Cormorant

Cormorant

Cormorant is an extremely comfortable catamaran and one of the best of the new batch of luxury yachts in the Galapagos.

Cormorant

Saskia and Stephanie are our Galapagos Archipelago experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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