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





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



The Royal Palm Hotel: A Five Star Galapagos Oasis

Recently named “The Most Excellent Hotel in South America 2011” by the prestigious Conde Nast Johansens, the Royal Palm Hotel in Galapagos islands is the only Five Star Hotel in the Islands.   The magnificent Royal Palm Hotel offers the highest level of luxurious accommodations and amenities in the Galapagos.

Located in the highlands on the island of Santa Cruz, this magnificent 500 acre luxury property has been built with the highest of standards and a lot of sensibility and respect.  The hotel is situated atop a mountain, surrounded by the Escalesia cloud forest.  The tropical vegetation and wildlife at  The Royal Palm makes it one of  the best options for those looking to relax after long, exciting days of island exploration in the Galapagos.

Certainly you’ll feel like royalty in the tastefully and comfortably designed villas and suites, like the Prince of Wales Suite, named after Princes Charles who actually stayed in this unique room with its  two spacious bedrooms, 2 outdoor jacuzzi pools, and its own private garden. The Villas are another exquisite option for accommodations.  With their house-like design, you’ll feel at home in a luxurious and tropical way.

Everything about this hotel celebrates nature.  Perhaps that’s why all the amenities feel like they blend with the environment.  The stunning jacuzzi pools, the tennis court, and even a lava tunnel, where you can have a tour around a true geological wonder are all part of the experience.

To complete your dream-like stay, the cuisine at the Royal Palm is not to be missed.  An Asian –Ecuadorian fusion is prepared with fresh local ingredients to bring a unique variety of flavors that is just one of the many things that make this place more than special.

As you can see, you don’t have to think twice.  The stunning Royal Palm Galapagos — it’s the best land-based accommodation on the Galapagos Islands, and it’s waiting for you!