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Arlington Heights, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Galapagos Safari Camp for two nights as part of a tour with the Galapagos Conservancy. It was a stellar experience. The luxury tents are well-appointed and the view is beautiful. We got to sleep in a mosquito net fitted bed and awoke to the peaceful sounds of birds. No raucous birds, either. Just the soft songs of...

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San Jose, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived (just in time for a sunset cocktail at the pop up bar on the observation deck) until we left, we felt like we were in a very special part of the world. All of the staff were incredibly attentive and really cared about making our (and the other guests) stay memorable. All of the meals...

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Marquette, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous experience! We just loved the Safari Camp. First and foremost, Katrein is salve for a very weary soul. She is so kind, so gracious. And her young assistant, Chris, was a joy to be around. The food was phenomenal. Perfect portion size and the sauces were incredible. The service great, the atmosphere relaxing, and everyone was accommodating in every...

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GalapagosSafariCamp, General Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

This is a heart warming message for us all! Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. We are so pleased to hear that our devoted team looked after you in the way you deserve and that you Galapagos experience met your expectations. Warmest wishes, The GSC team

NY
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We just returned from a 4 night stay at the safari camp, and we cannot say enough about our incredible experience. As described by other reviewers, we too were whisked from the airport and welcomed with cold towels and an introduction to our fabulous guide "Soto". The short ferry ride across the aqua colored channel led us toward our first...

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GalapagosSafariCamp, General Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your generous review. We are thrilled to read your impressions and we are delighted your time with us made for a special Galapagos experience. The GSC team thanks you for your appreciation and for choosing to stay with us. Best wishes from us all! The GSC family

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Galápagos safari camp in Nov 16 for 2 nights. The camp is excellent, it's about 25 mins drive from Puerto Ayora main town, set in a lovely tranquil oasis and easily accessible from the town by taxi ($15). The accommodation is luxury tents, similar to safari camps in Africa, very good size, a king size bed and...

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GalapagosSafariCamp, Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mark, We cannot tell you how happy we are to read your warm hearted and honest review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for appreciating the effort that goes into making Galapagos Safari Camp special. It was a pleasure to host you. Best wishes, The GSC Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We touched down in Balta and we whisked away to the VIP entry at the airport - the perfect way to start out seamless break in the Galapagos. Once our paperwork was done we were met by our naturalist guide and driver who escorted us to the Safari Camp via meeting the giant tortoises over lunch. Chris introducing himself as...

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GalapagosSafariCamp, General Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

What a wonderful and inspiring review! thank you so much for sharing your experience. it was an honour to ensure your stay at Galapagos Safari Camp was a once in a lifetime escapade and that we made you feel at home while you explored the magic of the Galapagos. We wish you the best in your future journeys and thank...

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I travelled to 10 cities over a period of 5 weeks across Europe and South America with concluding it in Galapogous. We wanted to keep it very private and personalised and that's exactly what the safari camp had to offer. With such an impeccable service, it feels like you are being looked after with keep attention and...

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GalapagosSafariCamp, General Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

To read your comments makes our work worthwhile. Thank you. Delighted you found in Galapagos Safari Camp the level of personalization and care we strive for. We appreciate the time you took to write and share your Galapagos experience, a jewel of a destination which has so much to offer and indeed, it is worth taking the time to understand...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I did not feel like I was "camping" at all. The tents have amazing views of the highlands and the ocean below. I really enjoyed relaxing in my hammock after a long day of activities and watching the sun go down to reveal a magnificent sky full of stars/constellations. The service is very attentive and warm - some of the...

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GalapagosSafariCamp, General Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Aless, Yes! we believe that service and attention to detail makes an experience more valuable even in the most wonderful of spots. Thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and saw the Galapagos through our eyes. Warm wishes from the GSC Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I went to the Galapagos knowing it would be a trip of a life time. But the safari camp made it even more special. First of all, the staff is like no other. Katrien Bauters runs the place. And she is one of a kind. She sits down with you when you arrive and really talks to you and LISTENS....

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GalapagosSafariCamp, Owner at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Addie, Thank you so much for your review. Katrien is a jewel and her touch adds to GSC's spirit. She has painstakingly trained our personnel and the most fulfilling feedback is to hear that our guests feel well looked after and at home. The Galapagos is such a special place we can only add to it by ensuring we...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stayed at the Galapagos Safari Camp for only 2 nights. Wished we could stay for the entire summer. The place, staff, Katrien (General Manager) were all amazing. Each tent was well appointed, very comfortable. It had all the modern comfort but set in a natural, rustic environment. We got the best of both worlds. Best place to unwind.

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GalapagosSafariCamp, Manager at Galapagos Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, It would have been lovely to have you as our guest for the entire summer! Thank you so much for your kind review and we are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We all wish you the best. Kind regards, Katrien

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GSC provides an authentic inland experience by offering 9 luxury safari tents – all with oceanview balcony- in an exclusive natural environment, both as an alternative or in addition to a sea-based travel itinerary. Tents are spacious with private bathroom and hot water. Guests gather by the fireplace in the main room to view the sunsets, taste our chef´s creative dishes in the panoramic dining room or enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galapagos Safari Camp

Address: Finca Palo Santo, 200350, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Price Range: £329 - £657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Galapagos Safari Camp Hotel Santa Cruz
Galapagos Safari Camp Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz
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“All tents have beautiful views”
 of 5 bubbles janicek85, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at either end of the property are a bit quieter, but these are tents. :-)”
 of 5 bubbles kcole5, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Family Suite was wonderful for families and it had air conditioning for those very warm nights.”
 of 5 bubbles ABLChapp, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every tent has a wonderful outlook!”
 of 5 bubbles Passionflower200050, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all the tents are exquisite”
 of 5 bubbles addiew2013, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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