We work with a number of tour operators both in the UK and Ecuador to promote responsible tourism on the Islands. See below for a list of our current partners:
Galapagos Travel Center is the largest online provider of Galapagos and Ecuador tours, arranging tours for over 6,000 clients yearly. As part of the Galapagos community they encourage visitors to be environmentally responsible and select tours offering carbon neutral cruises.
Exodus Travels have over 40 years of experience taking people on adventure holidays, including to the Galapagos Islands. As tourism becomes a truly global industry, Exodus recognise their obligation to operate tours in a responsible and sustainable fashion. They are committed to the well-being of local host communities and the natural environment that their clients are there to experience. They will be helping GCT fulfil its tourism strategy by educating visitors to the Islands about responsible tourism.
The Tribes Foundation aims to relieve the poverty of indigenous communities in areas outside of the UK which are affected by tourism. In 2017, the Foundation provided support to build an interpretive trail highlighting historical, environmental and sustainability themes at Tomás de Berlanga (TdB) school on Santa Cruz island. The project provided better educational outcomes for students, trainee educators and, in turn, public school students across Galapagos. It also enhanced the educational experience of tourists and community visitors to the school.
In 2020, Steppes Travel celebrates 30 years of offering inspirational holidays to over 100 destinations worldwide. Their goal is simple – to create memorable and fulfilling holidays that benefit local people, wildlife and habitats as much as they do the traveller. Steppes’ generous 2018 donation will help fund a Citizen Science web portal, which will be instrumental in gathering the scientific evidence needed to help Galapagos become plastic pollution free. Their involvement in this ambitious programme shows their understanding of the depth of the issues faced.
Journey Latin America are single-minded about the region. This sets them apart from other travel companies and allows them to offer you not just a holiday but the opportunity to experience something extraordinary on inspiring journeys. When you travel with Journey Latin America, you gain access to nearly 40 years of experience and expertise, knowledge and know-how, and a friendly team of travel experts who all have extensive first-hand knowledge of Latin America and a passion for sharing it.
Established in 1986, Quasar Expeditions is the second oldest small yacht Galapagos cruise company in the Islands. From its early days, Quasar recognized that through responsible and sustainable tourism, as well as the education of the local communities, the wonders of the Galapagos could be preserved for the generations of tomorrow. This has translated to an ongoing contribution to various conservation projects in the Galapagos, as well as making ambassadors of conservation out of all who travel with their company.
Since 1998 Think Galapagos have specialised in organising Galapagos and Ecuador holidays for individuals, couples, families and friends, as well as leading small group tours to these remarkable places several times each year. Founders Rachel Dex and Santiago Bejarano have decades of experience living and working in both Galapagos and Ecuador, and together with specialist guides and tourism experts create bespoke trips to suit the needs of each individual or group.
Other corporate supporters include: