Galapagos Commitment

Our founder and President, Peggy Newfield, is recognized as a leading expert on travel and tourism to the Galápagos Islands. With frequent visits to the islands, she continually forges close personal and professional ties with all the major boat owners and tourism providers. This translates into the best possible Galapagos experience for every Latin American Escapes client. From her first visit nearly 25 years ago, she realized this is indeed a very special place that should have its tourism development progress gently in order to protect its beauty and wildlife.

Her passion for this fragile destination led her to become actively involved in its preservation. As president of IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) she facilitated a grant to the Recycling Center on the island of Santa Cruz run by the Fundacion Galápagos Ecuador.

She also coordinated funding to a joint project with Rainforest Alliance and Conservation International that promotes sustainable tourism and conservation in the Galápagos Islands through a series of training workshops for local tourism providers on best management practices.  Latin American Escapes donates a percentage of our profits annually towards these and other important projects in the Galápagos Islands.

Through her countless contacts and numerous visits, Peggy stays current with all the new boats, hotels, and land-based tours available to our clients. This first -hand knowledge provides our Galápagos bound passengers with the highest quality of service and the broadest range of travel options. Let her share with you her expertise and passion. She will be happy to help you plan a memorable trip to this enchanting paradise!

Contact her at 1-800-510-5999 or email