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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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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... More 

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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 More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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.... More 

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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... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 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 More 

Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Booked an 8d/7n vacation with Galapagos Safari Camp for our land-based adventure in Galapagos. From the booking experience via their website to our last journey taking us to the airport, the staff at Galapagos Safari Camp were outstanding and made our trip extremely memorable. The camp was so luxurious. The main lodge featured comfortable seating for relaxing meals, time to... More 

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

Dear Brandon, We are so grateful for your thorough review and your kind comments. We are also delighted your experience with us pleased you from start to finish, that is what we are here for and there is nothing that encourages us more to look after our guests than knowing we are meeting expectations and creating unforgettable experiences. We all... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I was charmed with my experience at Galapagos Safari Camp. Our stay was beyond my expectation. The staff was always making us feel at home. the place is amazing. the food was delightful, both: fresh and delicious. they also offer lots of activities which made our visit ever more joyful. Great sense of detail. i will be back soon!!!

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

Dear Jorge, Thank you so much for your comments. It was wonderful to see Galapagos through your eyes after your excursions, thank you for sharing your excitement with us and we are thrilled you felt at home and enjoyed our food. We hope you will be able to visit us again. Kind regards, Katrien Bauters More 

Quito
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Galapagos Safari Camp is beyond words.... We had a magical stay with our family. Everything was perfect, from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The staff is absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable and helpful. Especially Katrien made our stay memorable. The food was wonderful This is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and enjoy quality family... More 

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

Dear Jan, It was a pleasure to look after you and your family, particularly as we knew your expectations were high! Our team hopes to welcome you in the future and thank you for all the tips you gave us, we will take everything into account. Best greetings to you all! Katrien Bauters More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Take the Santa Cruz highway to the end then keep going. No discos, no traffic, no stores just peace and beauty. One thing that is not well understood in rating properties is that the most over the top physical properties can't get a 5 star rating unless the service is up to par. The service at Safari Camp is beyond... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your very kind review and for sharing your experience with future guests. We agree with your opinion, luxury should be measured in terms of the experience and service, taking into consideration the setting with its particularities. We are so pleased to hear your stay with us was indeed something you will remember fondly. That is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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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: $1,036 - $1,088 (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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“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
“We were in tent 1 and it felt so private”
 of 5 bubbles BrandonF875, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Except for the family suite all the tents/rooms have pretty much the same layout and view.”
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“Try T9 if you don't want next door neighbors.”
 of 5 bubbles sharlat2015, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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