Responsible Travel - Cultural Emphasis
We stay in local hotels, eat in local restaurants, hire local guides, and buy all our trip provisions and food in the Galapagos. This is sometimes quite challenging as what is available changes from week to week, but we believe in the importance of contributing to the local economy as much as possible.
Our trips also offer an excellent opportunity for our guests to interact with locals, providing a cultural element that hardly exists on yacht based trips. If you have an interest in understanding how the local human population lives in the Galapagos, you will gain many insights on this ROW adventure.
ROW is a full member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA). We ask every single guest who travels with us to add to our contributions. IGTOA funds conservation projects across the archipelago and we are proud to be recognized, along with our guests, as one of the top contributors to this worthy cause. In addition to IGTOA we also support the important work of the Galapagos Conservancy. Both of these groups support the Charles Darwin Research Station among other great projects.