The most important decision you’ll make when planning your trip to Galapagos is choosing a tour provider.
The rules of tourism are strict in Galapagos, and they need to be if we want to keep the Islands unspoiled, but still accessible. Naturalist guide training, cruise boat itineraries, and even the quarantine checks you will encounter at the airport are all designed to give you the best experience possible while protecting these fragile Islands and the marine world around them. Coupled with a strong emphasis on education and interpretation, Galapagos tourism has been a positive force for the protection of these special islands. With the future of Galapagos at stake, we urge you to choose a tour provider that respects the destination and gives back to protecting these remarkable Islands.
Galapagos Conservancy has chosen to work with a select group of travel partners whose corporate philosophies ensure adherence to global environmental standards and social and sustainable responsibility in their operations. They also provide a stellar Galapagos visitor experience for their guests.
Our travel partners recognize the important work of Galapagos Conservancy and join us in our efforts to conserve and protect this amazing archipelago. These companies are directly involved in preserving this world treasure and help offset the impact of tourism in the Islands by making corporate contributions to our conservation programs and/or educating and involving their guests in these efforts. Your experience as a traveler with these companies will bear witness to the decades of conservation progress made by Galapagos Conservancy and our alliances in Galapagos.
“I believe it is crucial, for those of us who derive pleasure and income from introducing people to Galapagos, to give back. We must educate our clients about the fragility and importance of the Islands and share our time and financial resources with local programs that ensure their long-term protection.” Judie Muggia, former owner of Galapagos Direct, GC Travel Partner
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