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.

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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!