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How to Get to Galapagos - Your Pocket Guide

How to Get to Galapagos - Your Pocket Guide

Elena Hart
March 12, 2024

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is an exciting excursion that offers distinctive species, unspoiled scenery, and unforgettable encounters. In this guide, we'll provide you with a detailed itinerary to ensure your journey to the Galapagos is smooth and memorable, including tips on how to get to Galapagos efficiently and comfortably.


Start your trip to the Galapagos Islands with ease by using our in-depth travel guide. This manual makes sure you're ready for an amazing journey, from selecting the best form of discovering the archipelago to appreciating the distinctive qualities of each island. Plan your trip to the Galapagos now and experience the beauties of this pristine natural area.

Understanding the Logistics

  • What are your transportation options?

    • To Galapagos: By Air. Take a flight from Guayaquil or Quito to Baltra or San Cristobal airports.

    • On Galapagos: Explore the islands on a cruise ship, which offers a scenic and leisurely approach to the islands. Find your best cruise option here. Or discover the islands by taking a speedboat, if you prefer an island-hopping.

  • Which airlines operate flights to Galapagos?

    • The main airlines serving Galapagos routes are Avianca and Latam. Ask our local experts the best flight-route according to your program.

  • When Is the Best Time to Visit Galapagos?

    • Galapagos can be visited all year round. Visit our Galapagos calendar to have wider information. Here are some general highlights depending on the season:

    • Warm season (December to May): Temperatures are higher. This is the breeding season for many species, which will allow you to see unique mating behaviors. The sea is warmer, so you’ll feel comfortable by swimming and snorkeling.

    • Cold season (June to November): Temperatures are lower. The ocean is cooler and the underwater-wildlife is more active. This is the preferred time for diving.

  • How much does a trip to Galapagos cost?

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Understanding the Logistics

Why Galapagos Should Be Your Next Destination?

  • Why should you choose Galapagos for your next travel adventure?

    • Explore the unique biodiversity that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

    • Experience untouched nature and ecosystems found nowhere else on Earth.

    • Swim with sea lions, sea turtles, sharks and colorful tropical fish.

  • What are the Must-Visit Islands in Galapagos?

    • Española Island if you are a bird-watching lover

    • Rabida Island if you would like to see an unique red sand landscape

    • Isabela Island if you want to have an all-in-one experience with nice accommodations near the beach, hiking and snorkeling activities.

Visit our guide on what to see on each island here.

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Why Galapagos Should Be Your Next Destination?

Where to begin your Galapagos Journey?

  • Where to Book Your Galapagos Cruise or Flight?

    • Start your Galapagos adventure by booking your cruise or flight through trusted providers. Our travel advisors are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey.

  • Choosing the Right Transportation Option

    • Deciding between a cruise or a flight to the Galapagos Islands can be challenging. Our experts can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option based on your preferences and budget.

  • Securing Necessary Permits and Documentation

    • Before embarking on your journey, it's crucial to ensure you have all the required permits and documentation. Our team can help you navigate through the necessary paperwork to make your trip stress-free.

  • Planning Your Itinerary

    • With so much to see and do in the Galapagos, planning your itinerary can be overwhelming. Let our experienced advisors craft a personalized itinerary tailored to your interests and schedule.

  • Getting to the Islands

    • Whether you're flying into Ecuador or arriving by boat, our team can provide guidance on the best routes and transportation options to get you to the Galapagos Islands efficiently and comfortably.

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