How do I know if the Galapagos is the right destination for me?
Galapagos is a great destination for almost everyone. Nature lovers will appreciate a transformative experience with wildlife and a first-hand view of how islands form. Adventure lovers will enjoy the countless activities, hikes and experiences available. And it’s the perfect opportunity for honeymooners or families to escape from everyday life and find quality time. If you’re looking for a conventional beach destination, top shopping, and traditional entertainment options, this is probably not for you.
When do I need to book?
In short, it’s a case of ‘the earlier the better’. To be confident of securing your first choice cruise, you need to be booking at least 6 – 9 months in advance.
How do I get to the Galapagos?
All international flights coming to Ecuador will stop directly at either Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito) or José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (Guayaquil). If you are changing flights from Quito to Galapagos, you will have a mandatory stop in Guayaquil. If you travel directly to Guayaquil, you will fly directly to the Galapagos. Depending on your departure date and itinerary, you will be landing in the Galapagos at either Baltra Airport or San Cristobal airport.
When should I go?
The good thing about the Galapagos Islands is that they can be visited all year long. During both hot and dry season, the Galapagos wildlife is always on display. Choosing a time to go really depends on your interests. Hot season, for example, is the breeding season for land birds and iguanas. This means that there’s a lot of activity in the realm of winged and terrestrial species. The dry season, with its nutrient rich waters, attracts plenty of aquatic species and seabirds (including penguins!).
How do I choose the right ship?
This is an important question. There’s an exciting selection of Galapagos cruises to choose from ranging from 4 – 14 days in duration. Check out our cruises list available above or contact us to speak to our specialists about the ships on offer and how they differ.
What wildlife will I see?
Wildlife lies at the heart of every Galapagos trip, and no mater when you travel, you’ll be sure to see plenty of species. For an in-depth breakdown, check out the monthly guide above to find out which animals you are likely to see at each time of the year.
What activities are available?
A varied range of activities are offered to visitors both on land and on cruise ships. Most tastes can be met, from sports like snorkeling, diving, kayaking, hiking, cycling, swimming and surfing, etc. to walks along the beach, shopping and dining out.