Scalesia Lodge is an innovative new property on Isabela island, where you sleep in spacious and stylish safari-style tents enveloped by tropical forest and enjoy the restaurant and lounges in a smart contemporary building with great views.
Scalesia Lodge an exciting new property enveloped by natural forest outside the little town of Villamil on Isabela Island in the Galápagos Islands. It’s an innovative mix of style and design, with an ultra-contemporary, glassy main building housing the restaurant and lounge areas and safari camp-style tents providing the accommodation, each fully equipped with modern private facilities. The décor and furnishings throughout are simple but pleasingly up-to-date, creating a fresh and airy ambiance in what is often hot, tropical weather.
It’s an easy going place; you can tailor-make your experience choosing from a range of excursions and activities on the islands including hikes and volcano visits as well as wildlife-spotting.
For a more in-depth Galápagos visit, consider combining your stay with a few days at Finch Bay Hotel on Santa Cruz Island (linked by air), and get to know another island with a good menu of activities to choose from.
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.