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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

With Katrien at the helm of this luxury camp, the service is flawless. She leads a great team of staff and goes out of her way to make her guests feel like welcomed family. The tents are comfortable, clean, and spacious enough. If you want more privacy and to be further away from neighbors, ask for T9. If you want... More 

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

Dear Sharla, Very many thanks for your kind review, it is always flattering to hear how important our service was in your overall experience and that the commitment of our team made you feel looked after. Thank you for sharing your tips and experience with future guests and we hope your memories of Galapagos and our Camp will accompany you... More 

Houston
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We arrived at the Galapagos Safari Camp and immediately were made part of what felt like a family. Katrien, the manager, is incredible. She carefully explained all of our scheduled activities, dining hours, etc, and warmly welcomed us to one of the most beautiful properties we've seen during our travels. We have experienced beautiful "bush camp" facilities throughout Africa and... More 

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

Dear Sharon, How very happy we are to read your review and know we met your expectations creating a once in a lifetime Galapagos experience. We loved having you at the camp and our team was delighted to look after you, including Beta of course! Warm regards to you all, may you bring up photos from time to time and... More 

Great Barrington, MA
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This is an eight year old luxury facility and don't let the word "camp" deceive you. The only suggestion of a camp is that most of the rooms are tented but that does not mean that you would be roughing it in any sense. Because of the number of beds we needed we stayed in the "family suite" which was... More 

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

Dear Paul, Very many thanks for your generous review, we appreciate the time you took to share your experience with our readers and we are over the moon to learn you had a pleasant stay with us and appreciated the subtlety of the experience we strive to create for our guests. We wish you and your family all the best... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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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
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $400 (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, Ecuador
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