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Responsible Travel

Sustainable Tourism

In accordance with the requirements of the Galápagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) and Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism, we strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible, including conserving water and energy, recycling and treating waste materials, sourcing products locally and hiring locals, who are paid fair wages and offered training to improve their skills.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In 1979, the Galápagos became the world’s first UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Machu Picchu and the Historical Center of Lima are also UNESCO sites. Viking supports the preservation of these unique locations, and we educate and ensure our guests understand and follow the rules necessary to protect these extraordinary locations. We understand that conservation is everyone’s responsibility.