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Responsible travel in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are one of nature’s best-preserved ecosystems. Out of the 60+ land masses that comprise the Galapagos, only four of them are inhabited with humans, with a total population of only 25,000 residents.

Columbus Travel is dedicated to upholding high environmental standards to guarantee that these precious ecosystems remain in their pristine natural beauty, all without sacrificing any of the top-quality comfort and service that you should expect from your Galapagos hotel.

Even though Galapagos tourism business has exploded in the last 20 years, there are still only about 200,000 visitors to the Islands every year, carefully controlled by the National Park. In fact, each year the tourism industry generates over $400 million, much of which goes back into maintaining the Park.

If you are one of these lucky travelers who gets to witness the unique wonders of the Galapagos first-hand, you have a responsibility to travel conscientiously, respect your environment, and play your part in keeping it in such perfect condition. When you book with Columbus Travel, you are signing up for an experience that not only offers some of the most exciting land-based Galapagos adventures, but always ensures that they are done in a way that protects these fragile ecosystems.