How to Get to Galapagos Islands

by Kshaunish Jaini

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of South America, of which many books have been written , including one by Charles Darwin. There are no direct international flights to the islands so you will need to take a flight to mainland Ecuador. You will need to fly into Quito, the capital city of Ecuador or Guayaquil, a coastal city in Ecuador.

All flights departing from Quito have a short stopover in Guayaquil. Flights from Ecuador to the Galápagos Islands depart before midday and the duration is around 2 hours. The airlines that operate between Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands are TAME, LATAM and Avianca. Depending on where your cruise starts, you will need to fly into Baltra airport or fly into Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island.

Booking a Galápagos Cruise

Booking a Galapagos cruise doesn’t have to be stressful. Take care of the following points and you should be good:

Popular Galapagos Islands to visit

There are many popular places to visit in Galapagos . A short list is :

Useful Information on Galapagos

Galápagos Islands Visa

This article gives a bit more detailed explanation on getting to Galapagos, with more information on visas etc.

Vaccinations for the Galápagos Islands

There are not any compulsory vaccinations required for entry to Ecuador and Galápagos Islands. However, if you are entering from an area considered to be at risk of Yellow Fever, you may need a valid vaccination certificate. It is also advised that you are up-to-date with boosters for Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A. Yellow fever, Malaria and Rabies are not present in the Galápagos Islands.

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