About Columbus Travel Group


Our mission is to offer travelers a seamless, top-shelf travel experience to Ecuador, Galapagos and Peru.


  • The personalized assistance of local experts with in-depth knowledge of the Galapagos Islands, mainland Ecuador, and Peru.
  • Hand-picked, best-of-the-best yachts, hotels and multi-lingual guides.

  • Best prices. We are one of the largest volume operators in Ecuador and can negotiate the best prices which we pass on to our clients.


Columbus Travel was born out of the collaboration of current CEO Luisa Cordova and former CEO Kjetil Haugan managing the Simon Bolivar Spanish School in Quito, Ecuador beginning in 1994. Columbus Travel started as a natural extension of the school’s mission, organizing highest quality cultural and wilderness experiences throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. From its founding in 1997, Columbus Travel grew rapidly, becoming one of the most respected and highest-volume travel agencies in Ecuador. Columbus Travel Group was established, bringing in the Haugan Cruises, La Selva Jungle Lodge, and GalapagosIslands.com brands under one group and then spinning off each of the brands between 2006 and 2016. Since 2016, Columbus Travel is once again an independent organization, 100% focused on providing high-quality trip planning services to our clients.

Destinations Experts

Our trip planners are the center of the Columbus Travel experience.
Contact us with a booking form, email, or call 1-877-436-7512 US/CAN, or UK: +44 (20) 8638 0738

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Pablo Nasevilla

Pablo believes that “being a Tour Guide is more than a profession, it is an opportunity to share your passion about nature, culture, tradition, within one’s hometown.”

Expect nothing less than a magnificent adventure along your  Ecuador journey; of course, you should expect great jokes and caring service from one of our most experienced guides.

Languages Spoken:
English (fluent), Spanish (native)

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Ramon Andrade

Ramon graduated with a degree in biology from the Catholic University of Quito. His passion for service helped him discover his lifelong career as a tour guide back in 1983.

Born and raised in Quito, he has deep knowledge of Ecuador in a wide range of aspects, ranging from nature, history, and culture.

With over thirty-seven years of experience on nature and culture tour guiding, he conducts special interest groups around Ecuador and Peru.

Languages Spoken:
English (fluent), Spanish (native)

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Isabel Ramos

Isabel, born and raised in Quito has been helping guests discover Ecuador’s wonderful treasures for almost 30 years.

She describes Ecuador as “a little country with one of the highest biodiversity on the planet.”

Isabel will be happy to share all her stories about swimming with pink dolphins and piranhas, walking around giants tortoises, diving with hammerhead sharks, and hiking around Andes’s active volcanoes. 

Languages Spoken:
English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (native)