Covid-19 Information2020-07-24T20:42:50+00:00

With Columbus, You Can Travel Safe with Confidence.

At Columbus Travel, the safety of our guests has always been a priority.  However, we know we must go above and beyond for your well-being.  We have established additional protocols for your travel safety.  This means your vacation will be a safe and unforgettable experience.  Continuing, please see our list of new procedures for Covid travel.

Social Distance

All methods of transportation are private and you will have one single driver.

Strict and Frequent Cleaning

After each use of transportation, the vehicle(s) will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. Therefore, you will feel at ease traveling to each destination.

Regular Testing

All Columbus guides will complete PCR COVID-19 testing regularly. As a result, you can feel safe during any program you choose with Columbus Travel

Global Standard Protocols

All World Health Organization (WHO) protocols have been met and will continue to be complied with

Restaurants and Dining

All dining options are carefully selected restaurants by Columbus Travel. These will include establishments with excellent food management. They will follow all protocols on a national and global level.


All overnight stays will be provided at hotels who comply with national and global protocols. Additionally, they will offer effective social distancing and the highest cleaning standards


If a destination or hotel does not have private air-conditioning, please talk to our travel specialists. Any questions are welcome

Ultimately, all of these new guidelines are aligned with the government requirements.  Above all, they have been implemented according to your satisfaction and in order to provide a stress-free experience during your trip.

Are you in the planning phases of your trip? Use this helpful information!

Any questions you have are very welcome.  Write to us anytime, 24/7.  Our travel specialists will guide you in the right direction.  Our goal is to make sure you know what is happening in each region of Ecuador.  Therefore, we will guide you through the booking process for cruises, hotels, restaurants, transportation, flights, and more.  Our expertise is Galapagos, Ecuador, and Peru.  Likewise, our main goal is to make sure you have an unforgettable trip.

Trip Recommendations:

  • Book private transfers and tours before arriving to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands


  • Reserve dining ahead of time with the help of a Columbus Destination Expert


  • In fact, with our help we can also arrange domestic flights in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Columbus Travel and Private Transportation:

  • Every vehicle will be disinfected thoroughly for every new private group arriving.


  • Face masks are highly recommended while traveling in a vehicle or plane.


  • Hand-sanitizer will be provided, however it is encouraged to be used each time you board a vehicle or plane.

Our Galapagos Vessels:

  • All public and private surfaces will be cleaned daily.  Nonetheless, high-traffic areas will receive more care and attention.
  • Face masks are recommended.  They are also welcomed to be used in vehicles and on flights.
  • In order to support social distancing, meals may require assigned seating.  Select locations will be designated for special activities.
  • Hand-sanitizer and hand-washing will be required not only when you board the vessel, but also before and after meals.
  • All crew members of the vessel have been trained in health and safety measures, likewise with food handling.
  • All kitchen staff will follow up-to-date advice from the WHO and will proceed accordingly with all necessary requirements on a national and global level.

Our Hotels and Lodges

At Columbus Travel, we have always carefully selected our hotel and lodge partners for their high standards of qualit