General information

  • Time Zone

    GMT- 6 hours

  • Climate

    The climate of Galapagos Islands can be described as subtropical and it does not vary dramatically over the year. December to May is the warm season with temperatures varying between 25oC to 30oC. One can enjoy the afternoon rain showers during this period. June to November can be described as a mixture of cloudy, cool and dry climate with temperatures varying between 20oC to 25oC.

  • Languages Spoken

    Spanish is widely spoken and understood. However, English, German and French are also spoken and understood with variable fluency around the Islands. 

  • Electricity Plug Details

    230V; Plug Type: A & B

  • Food

    During the day trips a practical diet will be followed where breakfast will include coffee, tea, infusions, cocoa, powdered milk, biscuits, bread, jam, muesli and cereals. Packed lunch will include bread, cheese, ham, chocolate, nuts, biscuits, soup and hot tea. Dinner meals will include a spread of vegetarian and non- vegetarian assortments. 

    If you are allergic to any specific food items, kindly inform us at the time of booking. 

  • Clothing & Equipment

    When packing, you will need to bring light tropical clothes for the trip. Make sure the clothing you bring is lightweight, quick drying, and breathable. We strongly recommend long sleeves synthetic or cotton T-shirts along with brimmed hats as you will be exposed to the equatorial sun. A light rain jacket along with a fleece jacket is also recommended in case there are occasional rain showers.

    Here are some of our packing suggestions:

    • Swimsuit
    • Sunglasses
    • Quick dry long sleeves T-shirts
    • Shorts
    • Sun hat
    • Bandana
    • Light Fleece Jacket
    • Light Rain Jacket
    • Sandals
    • Hiking boots or Keen sandals 
    • Full length light, quick dry pants
    • High SPF Sunscreen
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Toiletries
    • Quick dry towels 

  • How To Get There

    You have to fly in and out of Quito International Airport in Ecuador. We'll handle it from there.

  • Medication & First Aid

    It will help for you to carry some easy to access medicines on the trip, for headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and some re-hydration. powders like Electral etc. apart from any personal medication. 

  • Internet

    Most of the hotels have Wi-Fi. However, connectivity is unreliable due to remote location.

  • Group Size

    The trip operates with a minimum of 4 travelers.

  • Money to Carry

    The official currency of the Galapagos Islands is the US Dollar. Credit cards are accepted in few hotels and restaurants but it is advisable to carry cash at all times. 

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a satisfactory level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.