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Why Choose Think Galapagos?

Think Galapagos is run from the UK by husband and wife team Rachel Dex and Santiago Bejarano together with a team of specialist guides and tourism experts on the ground in Ecuador. Since 1998 we 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.

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Six Reasons to Choose Think Galapagos

1. Plan your trip with someone who’s lived there
Whilst there are lots of general travel companies offering trips to the Galapagos, Think Galapagos are unique in that we are specialists. Think Galapagos founders Rachel and Santiago have decades of experience living and working in Ecuador and Galapagos and will personally plan and create your tailor made trip with you, or in the case of the group trips, Santiago will lead the trip personally.

2. An incredible level of personal service
Our ethos is simple and lies at the heart of everything we do: nothing is too much trouble for our guests. We take the time to get to know every guest personally and will go out of our way to ensure everyone who travels with us is as happy as can be, both pre and post-trip. Read our guestbook to see how delighted our previous guests have been with our service.

3. Excellent prices
We tailor your holiday to your budget. Our excellent relationships with yacht operators and hotels means we can secure the best rates available for our guests. This means our holidays are competitively priced as well as offering outstanding levels service and support throughout the planning of the trip then during the trip itself.

4. Top local guides
A good guide can make the difference between an average and an outstanding trip. Whether you’re cruising the Galapagos or visiting the wonders of Ecuador and Peru, you’ll be accompanied every step of the way by one of our hand-picked guides. Our local guides are our friends and many of our guests become their friends too. Their job is to share their passion for their home with you to make your trip the holiday of a lifetime.

5. Responsible Travel
Responsible tourism is our most important commitment. Throughout our holidays we strive to inspire and educate, providing a deep understanding of the ecosystems you visit and their conservation value, helping encourage a greater overall environmental awareness. We work together with local communities to support their conservation and social projects, we are actively involved with the Galapagos Conservation Trust and provide each of our guests with a 1 year membership to the Trust. Find out more 

6. Guaranteed Protection, security and Peace of Mind
To give you peace of mind that your air holidays and flights are fully protected we are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority under Air Travel Organisers’ License (ATOL) number 10266.All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.

More About Think Galapagos

Rachel and Santiago met in the Galapagos Islands in 1997. Santiago was working at the time as a naturalist guide, and Rachel was inspecting yachts for an investment company. A year after meeting the two began organising trips to the Galapagos and Ecuador, initially just for photography groups from the UK but gradually the company grew until we were organising trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos for small groups, couples, friends and individuals from across the globe.

Santiago is a recognised specialist on the Galapagos Islands and is regularly invited to give talks on behalf of the Galapagos Conservation Trust and his photography work on the islands has been exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally. Rachel, having worked as a correspondent for The Economist and Bloomberg News in Ecuador, knows the country and all its hidden corners inside out and is passionate about sharing this amazing country and its amazing wildlife with others.a

More Information: Let our team help you to create your dream holiday to Galapagos and Ecuador.

Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or email email us today.

Responsible Travel

  • Responsible Travel is our central ethos.
  • For every guest that books with us, we donate to local charities.
  • Local suppliers wherever possible.

Top Local Guides

  • Guides make the difference between a good and an outstanding holiday.
  • Hand-picked by our team as the best in the business to share their love of Galapagos and Ecuador.

Fully Protected

  • All flight inclusive trips are ATOL protected.
  • 24/7 emergency UK contact number whilst abroad.
  • Established since 1998.