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Galapagos Safari Camp

The finest glamping to be found anywhere in the Galapagos...

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Galapagos Safari Camp - Main Lodge
Galapagos Safari Camp - Main Lodge

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The Galapagos Safari Camp goes far beyond just impressive tents to deliver an extraordinary experience. Set in the heart of Santa Cruz’s highlands on a 120-acre former farm, the property excels in responsible luxury and responsible travel. The camp is respectfully designed to have a minimal impact on nature and the terrain, yet somehow sacrifices nothing in the sumptuousness of its facilities. With eco-friendly features like solar power, rain-water filtration, trade with local suppliers and on-site organic farming, you can enjoy a guilt-free, decadent cocktail on the terrace whilst watching the sunset into the Pacific.


Once across the Itabaca channel from Baltra airport, the drive is approx. 25 mins south. If you have arrived on Santa Cruz by boat, the drive north from Puerto Ayora is a similar distance. The property itself is set in pristine highland forest and has gorgeous views across the island to the coastline. The El Chato Tortoise Reserve is under 4 miles away.


Entrance to the main building, which overlooks the whole property, is through a set of grand doors that wouldn’t be out of place in a Tolkein novel. The building consists of the lobby, lounge/social area and dining room in a single, curved structure looking out to the coast. Outside is a veranda and the infinity pool; plus access to the accommodation.


The Galapagos Safari Camp has 9 tents plus one family suite cabin. The family suite, set away from the tents and closer to the main building, consists of 3 bedrooms (1 x king & 2 x twins) each with their own bathroom. It also has wrap-around decking with a spacious terrace to the front. Each of the nine tents also feature private, hammocked decking. All are en-suite and offer double, twin or tripe bed formations. The tents have polished wooden floors and triple-layered canvas to protect from the elements. Inside is a desk, seating and a fan. Air con is not required, as the tents have been built on the correct angle to pick up the natural breeze that blows though the highlands.


There are several different programs available, from half-board to all-inclusive with a private guide for all activities; including fishing trips and day-excursions to other islands. The Galapagos Safari Camp is also very family-friendly and offers numerous ways to help with kids, such as special programs, babysitting, bikes and fun extras like trampolining and milking their cows! There is also a picturesque infinity pool, to cool down with an ocean-view.

Exclusive and luxurious but with strong eco-credentials.

Tricky landscape for those with mobility issues (a common issue in the Galapagos)

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