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Galapagos Safari Camp

Finca Palo Santo, 200350 Ecuador
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#1 of 61 Speciality lodging in Santa Cruz
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.
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English, French, Spanish
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Ellinlaw . wrote a review Jan. 2021
Finksburg, Maryland469 contributions67 helpful votes
I have always wanted to visit the Galapagos, but knew a cruise wasn’t for me and my family...even before Covid. The reviews of the Safari Camp and the videos I found online convinced me this was the place for us even before we arrived. It started with contact from Stephanie (the owner) to help us navigate the requirements of entering the Galapagos. There are several documents you need as well as a negative PCR test within 96 hours of entry. She was kind enough to Zoom with us to answer all of our questions and allay any concerns. When we arrived, we were taken into a VIP section of the airport, where our paperwork was handled and our bags were collected. Within minutes, we were in our vehicle with our bags while most of the other people on our plane were still in customs. The guide (Sandy) who met us at the airport, and was with us throughout our tour, was one of the best guides we have ever had. My daughter still talks bout her and has even spoken with her on WhatsApp. From there, things just got better. The lodge itself is an attraction. Located in the highlands of the island with a 2 km driveway, you feel like you are on an adventure being there. Giant tortoises surround you while you have total privacy and stunning views of the ocean. The staff, particularly Andrea and Alejandra, told us to make the lodge our home. We couldn’t have felt more welcomed or comfortable. We had the fortune of being the first visitors since March, and were upgraded to the family suite which is essentially a home with a spectacular deck offering great views. Esch of our children had their own bedroom and bathroom and my wife and I had the large master bedroom. All of the meals were expertly prepared and to our liking. Before we even arrived, we were asked what foods we liked and disliked as well as when we arrived. The staff treated us like family and couldn’t do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay. They went to town to get my daughter slime (her favorite as she is 8) and arranged for an arts and craft lesson at the lodge with a local artist. My daughter was floored. My son, who love to play chess, must have played 10 games with Andrea, the manager. My wife and I had a lot of time to spend together and the children were preoccupied with their new ‘family members.” Now, I haven’t even talked about the fishing trip, scuba diving, snorkeling, nature treks and numerous other adventures we had which is why one goes to the Galapagos. My family and I loved every second of our trip and couldn’t have been happier with the tours, accommodations, the cuisine and everyone affiliated with the Safari Camp. All we had to do was wake up, and everything else was expertly handled for us. If you want to take your family on a trip they won’t soon forget while being pampered in luxury, then the Safari Camp is the place for you.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brandon Marshall wrote a review Mar. 2020
Providence, Rhode Island20 contributions24 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Galápagos Safari Camp for five nights in March 2020. I can’t speak highly enough about the accommodations and entire staff. They were absolutely phenomenal, particularly Andi our host. She was incredibly thoughtful and so caring throughout our entire stay. When my husband was feeling a bit ill one evening, she arranged for the chef to make some chicken soup and gave us electrolytes and probiotics for after dinner. She was so warm and kind! The tents were beautiful and the property itself is stunning. We had a fantastic time on the day trips and enjoyed learning about the landscape and wildlife. And the food was absolutely divine! Probably the best during our two and a half weeks in Ecuador. I can’t recommend Galápagos Safari Camp enough. If you’re looking for a true five-star experience, be sure to stay here!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Travel fun wrote a review Mar. 2020
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The Galapagos Safari Camp was a great place to stay if you want to experience the islands without sleeping on a boat to enjoy the islands. The tent camp is fun and unique and the lodge is wonderful. The staff is there is take care of your every need and want. I have diet issues and they were great about making sure that special food was prepared for me every day. It is a lovely setting and gave us an opportunity to explore the islands as well and taking day trips out to the other islands. It was a nice mix of both. We loved our stay, the lodge, the staff, and our guide. It was an amazing experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Susan G wrote a review Mar. 2020
White Plains, New York6 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Galapagos Safari Camp for 5 nights the first week of March 2020. We loved our stay and highly recommend staying there. The tents were spacious and comfortable, with a good shower. We like it cold at night, so Andi sent 2 big floor fans to our room. In addition to the ceiling fan, we were very comfortable. Andi was wonderful. It was her mission to be sure we, and the other guests, were very comfortable, happy with all plans, guides, food, etc. She took such care to be sure all went well for us. Each day we went on wonderful adventures and saw everything on our "list". Our guide, Duncan, was great, as was our driver, Gustavo. The day we went on a private fishing boat with our guide, Andi had the kitchen pack us such a delicious lunch of vegetarian wraps, fruit, and dessert. I was afraid to snorkel on my own, so Duncan let me hold on to a lifesaver ring, and he pulled me around, so I could snorkel. The food at the camp was incredible. We requested vegetarian and fish. The chef, I think her name is Alejandro, was so creative. Each night, dinner was amazing. One night she served the tuna, the other guest caught fishing that day, 3 different ways; as a ceviche on top of small avocado pieces , as sashimi, and grilled. All delicious and presented beautifully. The next day my husband caught mahi mahi and she served it as a ceviche appetizer, and a larger piece grilled as one of the 2 main courses. I always looked forward to her beautiful and delicious soups, appetizers, main courses and desserts. And I don't want to forget the waiters, who served us each night so elegantly, with a smile, being sure the plates were placed in front of each of us at the same time. We were treated as family at the Galapagos Safari Camp. It was always nice coming back"home" there, being greeted with a wet washcloth, delicious tea, walking the beautiful grounds, swimming in the pool, catching the sunset from the observatory deck. We were only about a 30 minute drive from the dock, where we got our boat each day. Just be aware, that unless you stay in the family suite next to the main building, you will be staying in a tent lower down. It is 53 steps to get from your tent to the main building. I had no problem, but a bit more difficult for my husband. But the camp has great wooden walking sticks that my husband used the 5 days we were there. Thank you to the entire staff at Galapagos Safari Camp, for your care, attention, and for planning 5 wonderful, exciting days for us to see the the tortoises, sea lion colonies, blue footed boobie, Galapagos penguins, land iguanas, marine iguanas, and so much more. This will always be a wonderful memory for us.
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Date of stay: March 2020
rav19562018 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Onalaska, Wisconsin28 contributions6 helpful votes
We stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp in November and had a fantastic stay. The staff was wonderful and the service was excellent! I have dietary issues and they went out of their way to make sure all my needs were met. They also do extra touches like on the chilly evening we came back to the tent and the heaters were already turned on to warm the tent and they placed hot water bottles between the sheets so when we crawled into bed the sheets were already warmed up for us. Every afternoon they would sit with us to explained how we needed to dress for the next days events and what we would need to bring with us. This is a great place and would definitely recommend to anyone going there!!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$1,385 - US$1,389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galapagos Safari Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Galapagos Safari Camp?
Nearby attractions include Reserva El Chato (5.7 km) and Los Gemelos (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Galapagos Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Galapagos Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Galapagos Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galapagos Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Galapagos Safari Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Galapagos Safari Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Galapagos Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Galapagos Safari Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.