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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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What our clients say

  • The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the…

    PM, Chesterfield
  • The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate.  The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.

    PT, Peterborough
  • So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.

    JC, Littlehampton
  • I had wanted to travel to the Galápagos for many years.  My husband did not want to go, so I arranged the trip by myself and had a memorable time,…

    JG
  • Truly a unique lifetime experience, especially snorkelling for the first time with playful sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, rays and ‘tame’ wildlife.

    SD, Rochester
  • The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.

    AC
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Our Expert's Opinion

This is an exciting concept for the Galápagos: your lounges, reading room, and restaurant are in a striking new building while you sleep in foliage-shrouded tented structures fully in contact with the natural world.

Heloise
Heloise Buxton Travel Expert Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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