Testimonials

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.
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
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.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.





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.


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Galapagos Islands — An Exciting Educational Vacation for the Entire Family!

When Darwin first made his observations at the Galapagos Islands, it’s unlikely that he realized the treatise he would write some 30 years later would change the world we live in. That’s exactly what happened and it was the Galapagos Islands which inspired him. A good part of that inspiration was the sheer diversity of life found out there on the Galapagos Islands, some 600 miles off the eastern shore of Ecuador. One could reasonably wonder how even one of a species like the iguana could happen to end up there, let alone for two of them to occur! The volume of birds is another fascinating aspect. There are animals there that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. There’s no end of wondrous things to see and do and discover, and the animals feel undisturbed around the occasional visitors. What a wonderful place for a family vacation! Kids of all are enthralled by this unique and fascinating world treasure.

It wasn’t all that long ago that people weren’t allowed to visit for tourism. Then only scientific expeditions were welcome. These days, protocols have been established, the details worked out, so that you and your family can experience this natural wonder (Galapagos Excursions ensures you visit with the least environmental impact since we only work with selected boats carefully chosen based on strict environmental practices).

Due to its geograpic location, the Galapagos is that, even today, remains secluded. Voluntarily, there are usually only about 3000 tourists on the islands at any given time. When you recall that it’s easily the size of all of Hawaii, that’s a very small number of people.

Expeditions to the Galapagos can be customized for your family and needs. You can rent a small private house, or even a 90′ luxury yacht! One of our Galapagos specialists  will be happy to provide you with all sorts of options, help to tailor your trip into exactly the sort of learning adventure you’d like!