updated 04/18/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/18/2012 AT 1:15 PM ET
“We were informed that they arrived at the airport in Baltra yesterday,” a source in the mayor’s office of Santa Cruz tells PEOPLE. “Then they made their way over to a villa in the Galépagos Islands.”
Their destination is reportedly the exclusive Royal Palm Hotel, and they arrived in style, first to Baltra, Ecuador, on a private jet – and then, according to Ecuador’s El Universo, on board the Reina Silvia, one of the area’s most luxurious yachts.
Jolie, who has long worked with the United Nations, recently received a promotion to the position of Special Envoy of High Commissioner Anténio Guterres.
The trip was first reported by X17online.com.
Reporting by CHARLOTTE TRIGGS