Testimonials

Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
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Fundación Scalecia Galapagos

Think Globally, Educate Locally.


The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.


Latin Excursions is an important contributor of Fundación Scalecia please visit our foundation's friends page


M/Y Enderby Yacht

Boat Description

Coming soon to the Galapagos Islands is the Enderby yacht. It will be brought to you in January 2015 by Haugan Cruises, which is already a wonderful mother to the top end Ocean Spray and Cormorant catamarans that already sail the archipelago.

Continuing the brand’s traditional of top service and only the best amenities, personalized service, and infrastructure for guests, the Enderby will come with 8 tempting cabins. Each of these cabins will have a private bathroom with hot water, a personal safe, and dresser, among other comforts.

Elsewhere on the yacht, you will find spacious common areas, a TV/VCR with sound system, dining room where the boat’s chefs will delight your palate 3 times per day, a fully stocked bar, and a library with leisure materials as well as books with further information about the Galapagos. Of course, the highlight of the vessel will be the vast sundeck on the 3rddeck where you will be able to marvel at the islands and all their animals, as well as an endless buffet of stars in evenings.

The entire vessel is air conditioned including all cabins, except for the open air observation deck on the top level.

Fit for just 16 guests in total, the Enderby yacht’s guests will offer private and exceptional service and attention, making it ideal for small family groups as well as romantic and special occasions.

Specifications

Social Areas: Bar, Dining room, Lounge, Sun deck

Crew: Captain, Multi-lingual Guide, Engineer, Chef, Barman, Waitress, Two sailors.

Technical Information:Length: 90 feet Draft: 5 feet Beam: 22 feet Speed: 10 knots

Galapagos Islands is Home to the World’s First “Green” Airport

Baltra airport, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

In a place such as the Galapagos Islands, maintaining the delicate biological and ecological balance of the plants and animals that have lived there for centuries without human influence is of utmost importance. With this in mind, Ecuadorian authorities worked hard to keep nature in mind as they constructed the new Baltra airport on Santa Cruz island, replacing the older, smaller one. The result is the world’s first “green” airport!

Among the innovative new measures are sunroofs where natural light can pour in, water usage reduction measures so that it uses about 30% the amount of water that is usually used to maintain a building of its same size, and a power generation plant that contains about 356 solar panels to cover energy requirements throughout the Baltra airport. As well, debris from the deconstructed old airport have been recycled into the new food court.

This means that the animals of the Galapagos Islands can continue to live in harmony with the human world. The countless species are the main reasons that visitors from all over the world come to visit the archipelago, with some so remote that it’s best to see them via cruise.

Contact a Galapagos Excursions representative today to start planning your trip or cruise in the Galapagos Islands!


Cruise with National Geographic Endeavour and Fly to the Galapagos for Free

National Geographic Endeavour, Galapagos Islands

Sometimes even we come across a Galapagos special deal that sounds too good to be true. And we’re happy to pass this one on to you!

To celebrate the end of the year, National Geographic is offering free flights to the Galapagos Islands from select cities in the USA. The complimentary roundtrip flights are available for cruise bookings aboard the M/V Endeavour before September 30. Travel must be completed between September and December 2014, and also some dates in 2015!

This offer is subject to availability and for new bookings only.

Don’t wait, this is a very limited time offer so contact a Galapagos Excursions travel consultant now for more details!


Floreana Lava Lodge wins TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” Award, Showcased in USA Documentary

floreana lava lodge, galapagos

Too often there are trends in society that serve little or shallow purposes. However, in the world of travel, the ecotourism trend is beneficial on all ends. On the one hand, properly managed and maintained ecotourism efforts support the birth and growth of businesses and economies. On the other side of the same hand, it creates synergy of the business with local communities and people, taking into account the delicate nature of existing customs and age-old practices. No wonder Floreana Lava Lodge is so excited for having been given a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, not least for being the first community-based tourism initiative in the Galapagos Islands.

Found on the small but impressive Floreana Island in the southern part of the wildlife haven archipelago, the lodge has been making travelers happy for many years. However, the owners soon decided that it was only fair that the island’s 125 or so permanent residents start reaping some of the benefits of tourism to their home, rather than just looking in from the outside.

Today, Floreana Lava Lodge works hard to develop programs and initiatives and provide technical and financial support that will lead to better operational and organizational capacities in the local people. For example, in early 2015 the people will be able to offer 2 to 3-hour organized hikes to the famous tourist destination Post Office Bay and to present kayak and snorkeling equipment rentals in the same area. In turn, it is hoped that tourism on Floreana Island will grow in an organic and sustainable way.

An even more important reason to develop Floreana with the future in mind is because its history is at stake. Ever since the 18th and 19th centuries, pirates have been visiting this long-lost piece of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Since then, a small community has grown. But if tourism grows carelessly, the people and their past will soon be forgotten.

To learn more about the unique history of Floreana Island, make way to your local theater and catch a showing of “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden” by Geller/Goldfine Productions, a documentary about Floreana’s earliest residents. Using meticulously gathered research, documents, and unearthed information, the team was able to present a rare and valuable story.

If you aren’t able to see the film on the big screen, then try visiting Floreana Island itself on your next Galapagos cruise! Copies of the film will soon be made available at Floreana Lava Lodge.

To start arranging your Galapagos Islands cruise today, contact one of our Galapagos Excursions travel consultants!