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Galapagos Safari Camp

Finca Palo Santo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is the perfect property to attest to the saying that people make the place! We had an extraordinary time there, with catered attention to all of our needs, wishes and dietary requirements. The staff really goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed and comfortable! The resort has only 9 tents (I think) so the sense of... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We spent two days here as a part of our trip to the Galapagos. It was incredible- I do not know where to start. The lodge is very relaxing and the food was fantastic. We do not eat meat and we had the most delicious vegetarian and fish meals. The tents provided far more luxury than the two hotels we... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a tented hotel that remembers the African safari experience ... in the Galapagos. Very confortable bed and accomodation, in the middle of an incredibly incontaminated nature. The sevice is of outstanding quality, excellent breakfast and we had a very good lunch. The chef is Italian.The staff is friendly helpful and very competent. The location and quality of infrastructure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

It is hard to figure out how and where to start this review, but here's an attempt at a summary in no particular order: - A fabulous scenic property in the northern part of Santa Cruz Island, a perfect location, below the mist and above the heat, sunrise and sunset are not to be squandered ... enjoy them when you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Galapagos Safari Camp (GSF) is an Eco friendly 'hotel' that offers stays in luxury tents with highly personalized service. The tents have nice beds, indoor shower & restroom. The tents are integrated into lush natural settings within what is known as the transition zone of the island (500m above sea-level). We had views of the ocean & number of islands.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

My wife and I stayed here two nights as an add-on to a cruise. It's a magical place with very comfortable safari tents, an amazing chef, and an unbelievably attentive staff. The sunsets a incredible and Michael and his crew went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Safari Camp is a paradise at the heart of Santa Cruz Island. It's beauty is beyond words, its unique tent-based atmosphere makes and the detailed-orientated service makes the whole experience just espectacular. Michael and Catherine, the owners, are excellent managers who will make sure your stay is wonderful and will provide with great travel tips. Highly Recommended.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The Galapagos Safari camp is a wonderful place located in the dry forest of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos. The owners of the place who are in the lodge most of the time have been able to obtain a delightful concept of an African Safari Camp with a luxury touch and magnificent service. This is for your a treat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

My husband now refers to "eco-lodges" as luxury suffering! This is very true even for the safari camp - you are hardly suffering camping, that's where the luxury comes into play! From a family-welcome, gourmet meals, beautifully appointed tents, serene property, attentive staff, to a refreshing pool. Great experience one night in the tent and then we changed rooms to... More

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed at Safari Camp at the beginning of our Galapagos island hopping trip for three nights. The setting of the camp is spectacular. The service is very personal and having Katrien help with daytrips was an extra bonus. The safari camp is a mix of comfort, outdoors, nature, views and gourmet food. We recommend to stay here and enjoy... More

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Address: Finca Palo Santo, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Safari Camp Hotel Santa Cruz
Galapagos Safari Camp Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz, Ecuador

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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 
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