In the early 80’s, a recently married Ecuadorian couple, set out on an adventurous voyage to the Enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard a small and very rustic 1902 Baltic trader. Never could they have imagined at the time of their voyage, that it would set the roots for the creation of Quasar Expeditions, a Galapagos luxury cruise pioneer and a leader in adventure travel in Latin America.
Over three decades later, Quasar Expeditions continues to inspire adventurous travelers from all over the world, now with its unique adventures in Patagonia. When you travel with Quasar, you receive the perfect blend of pampering and adventure. Quasar’s intimate adventures allow travelers to immerse themselves in nature, so that they can greater cherish and appreciate it, and we offer plenty of opportunities for personal encounters with wildlife.
Quasar Expeditions is a permanent supporter of the Charles Darwin Foundation, which works to preserve the Galapagos ecosystem and its endangered species through research and scientific knowledge. We are members of FundacionNatura, who, with the World Wildlife Fund, develop conservation projects for the Galapagos ecosystem and other Ecuadorian parks. We are also member of Fundacion Galapagos, working to recycle waste produced by Galapagos eco-tourism and the population of Galapagos.
In Patagonia, Quasar Expeditions has partnered with Reforest Patagonia, a nonprofit, public and private alliance that unites people of different nationalities, backgrounds and cultures under a single objective: to recover one of the world’s most important ecosystems. We are also proud members of Tread Lightly!, a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs
“Our love for nature and the magic of the Galapagos Islands inspired the creation of Quasar Expeditions almost 3 decades ago. We always felt that travel was more than simply visiting places, taking pictures and buying souvenirs. We wanted to give back to the people and the places that made our trips possible and as a result we have always been on the search for ways to make positive contributions to conservation and communities in the places we visit.
This philosophy is applied in all our adventures and it is reflected in our active participation in conservation projects and in our support of several environmental organizations. Our recent partnership with Carbonfund.org is a big step for Quasar Expeditions in making yet another positive contribution to conservation and sustainable tourism. Although our adventures are methodically designed to leave very light footprints, we know that there is always some environmental impact, so we are now happy to be offsetting our carbon emissions through Carbonfund.org.” – Fernando Diez, Director of Marketing and E-Commerce