What exactly are the Galapagos Islands?
There are thirteen major islands and a handful of smaller islands that make up the Galápagos archipelago. Santacruz is the main hub of the Galapagos (where most cruises and packages start) and is connected to Baltra islands (where the airport is) via a short ferry/car ride
Best time to visit - November & December
The only way to get here is by air. Travelers must fly from mainland Ecuador (from Guayaquil or Quito) to Galapagos (Seymour Airport, Baltra Island). Currently, three companies offer flights to Galapagos: TAME, LAN-Ecuador, and Avianca from Guayaquil or Quito
There are two kinds of packages - land-based and cruise hopping - both come with their own advantages - research which one suits you the best.
- The biggest threat to the fragile ecosystem of this island is the introduction of invasive species that’s why carrying live animals, plants, and seeds are banned.
- Don’t be surprised if the soles of your shoes are sanitized at the airport
- Some animals only live on specific islands. Research well and plan your trip and speak to your travel operator to not miss them
- Never feed the wildlife and remain two meters away from them, even though they are friendly and approachable.
Absolutely! Just ensure that you always stay on the trails wherever you goas it’s easy to get lost and with far and few settlements in between, help is not widely available
Prepare for limited internet across the islands
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