By Land or By Sea

Camp and dive in Galapagos.

Galapagos iguana     Photo: Photograph by Dean Searle

Seeing the Galápagos from a yacht deck is akin to seeing the World Series on a luxury-box TV screen: inadequate and obnoxious. Get closer on Big Five Tours and Expeditions' new eight-day Galápagos Safari Camp Diving trip. Guests stay on Santa Cruz Island, at the Galapagos Safari Camp, a new series of 89-square-foot luxury tents on a recently reforested cattle farm. From there, divers of all experience levels can opt for guided, two-dive day trips to sites full of sea turtles and hammerhead sharks; landlubbers can comb Santa Cruz's white-sand beaches alongside sea lions and pelicans before lounging in the camp's infinity pool. Departures year-round; $2,700;

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