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An inspiring model of sustainable tourism, this is an intimate, unique property in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island devoted to discovering the Galápagos through family adventures and well-being.

In the highlands of volcanic Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises roam free, you’ll find this eco-friendly property, comprising two homely, but modern villas.  The property, which has its own coffee farm, is run by its friendly proprietors, whose vision is to create a space where you can relax and discover the Galápagos at your own pace, and where families can enjoy a bonding educational experience as well as offering youngsters extraordinary adventures.

Each villa has at least two bedrooms, leisure area and kitchen; your chef can come to prepare your nutritious organic meals there and you eat in situ. There are modern bathrooms and plenty of space in which to unwind after a day out exploring: you choose what you want to do from a menu of activities including wildlife discoveries, walks, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and even cookery lessons. Your surroundings have been left wild, the true habitat of the giant tortoises which roam right up to your door, accompanied by a soundtrack of birdsong. Truly a magical place.

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What our clients say

  • A truly wonderful and privileged experience!

    RD, Ashford
  • The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.

    SB, Leyland
  • The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate.  The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.

    PT, Peterborough
  • Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.

    KF, Norfolk
  • We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.

    FM, Manchester
  • The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.

    DW, Stevenage
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Our Expert's Opinion

This is one of the most unique places to stay in the Galapagos and is ideal for families or small groups, offering a complete change of pace and a real contrast to busy cruise itineraries. I cherished the opportunity to relax on the deck and watch the giant tortoises going about their business while the incredible chef cooked up a storm in the kitchen.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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