A complete guide for packing your luggage for a Galapagos trip. Click here for more information.
✓ International flights are not included in quoted prices and must be purchased separately.
✓ Flights to and from the Galapagos: Flights from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Galapagos can be arranged through us. Keep in mind that "Cruise only prices” do not include the cost of flights. Especially during the high season, is often difficult to find availability on cruises and flights to Galapagos. Therefore, we advise reserving as early as possible to guarantee availability.
✓ Health insurance. When entering Ecuador you will be requested to present a printed copy or official documentation of your international health insurance, this policy has to be valid during your whole stay in Ecuador. We strongly advise acquiring travel insurance that includes trip cancelations, baggage, and medical protection.
✓ Vaccinations. There is no vaccination requirement for traveling to the highlands, coastal and Galapagos regions of Ecuador. However, when traveling to the Amazon jungle, ask your doctor about vaccines like typhoid, hepatitis A, diphtheria, and yellow fever. Keep in mind that some vaccines, like diphtheria, need to be administered three months prior to your trip!
✓ Ecuadorian visa. Ecuador welcomes tourists and travelers from every country. Citizens of the United States, Canada and most European countries traveling to Ecuador for tourism, business or to study do not require a visa unless they expect to stay in Ecuador for more than 90 days in one calendar year (that is, 90 days adding every entry in one year) or if they are drawing income from an Ecuadorian source.
✓ What to pack? Since there is a weight restriction of 44 lbs. or 20 kg on flights to the Galapagos, we recommend bringing only what you strictly need to the islands. Check out our packing page to get an idea of what should finally land up in your suitcase.