How to Plan the Perfect Galapagos Island Honeymoon
By ~ Eric-Sheets
Your Galapagos Honeymoon
Start your life together as a couple on a very special honeymoon experience in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of South America’s Ecuador. Do only the things the two of you enjoy when you break free from the cookie-cutter honeymoon plan and create a custom, romantic vacation. It’s no secret that the top destination for honeymoons in South America is the Galapagos Islands. Your first step is to decide whether you want to explore from land-based accommodations or from aboard an intimate small ship. We’ve been helping travelers plan Galapagos honeymoons honeymooners for over a decade. Here are our top 5 Galapagos honeymoon experiences.
Two Land Based Galapagos Honeymoons
Chances are you are both a bit adventurous if you are considering the Galapagos for your honeymoon destination!
Why not consider glamping and fall asleep to the sounds of nature? The Galapagos Safari Camp Hotel is a one-of-a-kind accommodation to be sure. Here, you will find an African-style tent camp on the island of Santa Cruz, comprised of just nine eco-luxury tents, infinity pool and a panoramic lodge. This is a 5-star, luxury honeymoon experience like no other. Spend your days mountain biking, kayaking, trekking and boat excursions to other islands full of discovery! The farm-to-table cuisine from their own farm will top off an each memorable day.
The oceanfront Finch Bay Eco Hotel offers a somewhat more traditional style of accommodation with guest rooms and ocean view suites. Recognized as one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, the hotel offers a myriad of activities including SCUBA certified diving excursions. There are no cars on this side of the island, so bicycling is carefree. Not only is this honeymoon hotel seriously committed to sustainability, you’ll find Galapagos inspired menus prepared by a Cordon Bleu Chef. Have dinner by candlelight on the beach or maybe in a cavernous lava tunnel! Each day, choose from naturalist guided tours, snorkeling, surfing, day-trips to nearby islands and much more.
Two Perfect Honeymoon Small Ship Cruises
Want to feel like royalty on your honeymoon? The 9-room motor yacht Grace, was once the private yacht of Princess Grace–but now she can be yours! Take an 8-day honeymoon cruise aboard this magnificent classic yacht. Due to her smaller size, MV Grace can access certain Galapagos island sites that larger ships cannot! Enjoy fine dining al fresco, a sun deck, jacuzzi, sea kayaks and daily adventures. Go snorkeling with sea lions, linger with Blue-footed Boobies on a sand beach and watch Frigate birds soar overhead. There will be time spent with the Giant Tortoises and iguanas as well as penguins too!
If your interests in cruising lean more towards modern than traditional, we invite you to consider the Origin, one of the newest small ships to enter the Galapagos cruising fleet. With only ten spacious staterooms, you’ll feel like the ship is all yours! With two naturalist guides on board, prepare to see all the flora, fauna and wildlife you’ve heard so much about. Amenities aboard include: fitness center, massage, jacuzzi, library, wet bar and more! Onboard equipment includes kayaks, snorkel gear, wetsuits and stand-up paddle boards. The cuisine is world-class. An eight-day honeymoon cruise aboard this special ship will provide memories that last a lifetime.
Ecuador – Galapagos Combination Honeymoon
Combine pioneer adventuring with romantic luxury and artisanal character on a 12-day overland honeymoon tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos. Hacienda Zuleta, named one of “Top Ten Finds” in the world by Outside Magazine, treats guests to a mountainous sanctuary high in the Ecuadorian Andes. Ride horses through Zuleta’s scenic 4,000 acres, hike or mountain bike to the Caranqui archaeological sites on the property, and dine on traditional Ecuadorian cuisine prepared fresh from the garden and creamery. Following this Andean cultural retreat, jet set over to the Galapagos Islands for an eco-luxury cruise or land adventure!
Did you find the sort of Galapagos honeymoon plan here that you are seeking? We recommend you give us a call, 866-626-3750, where we can talk about all the possibilities for yours. Perhaps you want to combine a cruise with some time on land? Or, spend more time in Ecuador? The choice is yours and our travel consultants are here to help you decide about the details!