Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands Pack List

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What should I pack? How much can I bring?

We know you are excited and probably a little anxious about what may be one of the best trips ever! So we are here to help you pack! We have included a comprehensive checklist for you which you can print out for your own reference.

Regardless if you are on board or on the islands, we highly recommend you to wear something casual or sporty. Something that allows you to move around without any restrictions. Here we have included a short list of the essentials you should bring along.

  • Windbreaker (preferably waterproof)
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • T-Shirts, both short and long-sleeved blouses for sun protection
  • Short or long pants
  • Trekking sandals for wetlands and excursions on the Galapagos Islands
  • Bandana, hat or cap for sun protection.
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellant (Please note that there the Galapagos Wasp found on Isabela Island is attracted to yellow clothing and even to insect repellent. Therefore we suggest you wear anything besides yellow and not use insect repellent while on an excursion to Isabela Island)
  • Small backpack for daily use
  • Water Bottle if necessary
  • Pullover or sweater for cooler nights
  • Snorkelling equipment (We recommend you to bring your own snorkelling equipment if you have them, however, on-site rental is also possible)
  • Swimsuit
  • Medication against seasickness (Medicine for seasickness is available for sale in Ecuador at the airport)

Baggage limits and allowance

Baggage allowance on flights from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands is 23 kg (excluding hand luggage). The rest of your luggage which you do not need for your trip to the Galapagos Islands can be stored in a hotel in Quito or be deposited with Galapagos PRO in Ecuador. There are also luggage rooms in both airports in Quito and Guayaquil. Please note that when you fly with EMETEBE for inter-island flights, the baggage limit is 12 kg including hand luggage. Ideally, you should select the option for extra baggage when you pay for your flight tickets. Please note that your hand luggage will also be weighed. Contact us directly before your trip, so that we can share with you some useful tips to avoid unnecessary stress at the airports.

Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Tours

Otavalo Artists

Best of Ecuador: Andes, Coastlines and Cloud Forests

Duration: 18 - 18 days
Highlights: Otavalo Markets, Condor Park, Cuicocha Lagoon, Mangrove Forests

Prepare to be inspired as you experience Ecuador's breathtaking landscapes. Departing every Friday

From 1330,- USD
Price per pax
Chimborazo Volcano during sunset

Ecuador by Car - classic routing

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: Volcanos, Endemic markets, Devil's Nose, Ingapirca - Inca Ruins

Individual round trip along the Avenue of the Volcanoes - Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Chimborazo, Alausí, Cuenca, Guayaquil

From 1420,- USD
Price per pax

✪ Ecuador and Galapagos Islands Tours ✪

Otavalo Artists

Best of Ecuador: Andes, Coastlines and Cloud Forests

Duration: 18 - 18 days
Highlights: Otavalo Markets, Condor Park, Cuicocha Lagoon, Mangrove Forests

Prepare to be inspired as you experience Ecuador's breathtaking landscapes. Departing every Friday

From 1330,- USD
Price per pax
Chimborazo Volcano during sunset

Ecuador by Car - classic routing

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: Volcanos, Endemic markets, Devil's Nose, Ingapirca - Inca Ruins

Individual round trip along the Avenue of the Volcanoes - Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Chimborazo, Alausí, Cuenca, Guayaquil

From 1420,- USD
Price per pax
Wittmer Statue on Floreana Island

Galapagos Island Hopping: Settlers Trail

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, Pirate Cove, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas in Plaza Sur , History of the early settlers, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island

Galapagos Explorer - 5 Islands - Stay with the descendants of the first settlers

From 1460,- USD
Price per pax
Isabela Island beach

Galapagos Island Hopping: Santa Cruz - Isabela

Duration: 7 - 8 days
Highlights: Floreana, Seymour, Las Tintoreras, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas on Seymour, Blue Footed Boobies and Frigatebirds, White Sand Beaches, Penguins at the Equator

Galapagos Pro invites you to explore the gorgeous Galapagos Islands, where nature dominates the landscape

From 1820,- USD
Price per pax
Incredible Snorkelling

Galapagos's Best Snorkelling Tour

Duration: 11 - 12 days
Highlights: Kicker Rock, Pizón - Santa Fé, Los Tuneles, Santa Cruz Island, Las Tintoreras, North Seymour and Las Bachas, Charles Darwin Station

Snorkelling in the paradise of the Galapagos - visit the Galapagos Islands and discover 7 unique islands

From 2060,- USD
Price per pax
Friendly Locals on Isabela Island

Galapagos Island Hopping - Mission Paradise on a budget

Duration: 12 - 14 days
Highlights: San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Isabela - 7 days, Santa Cruz, English Speaking Guides, Charming Hotels , English Speaking Hosts, Including Domestic Flights, Including Inter-Island Flights, Including Speedboat Tickets, Including Transfers, Excluding Day Excursions, Prebook Your Day Excursions Now

Galapagos Pro offers 15 days in paradise - best routes, customised excursions and hotels, gorgeous beaches

From 2100,- USD
Price per pax
City of Guayaquil

Rental car tour to/from Guayaquil

Duration: 14 - 21 days
Highlights:

Begin your rental car tour from Guayaquil and visit the best highlights in Ecuador along the way.

From 3710,- USD
Price per pax
Highlands of Papallacta

Best of Ecuador: Rental Car and Galapagos Island Hopping

Duration: 21 - 28 days
Highlights: Papallacta, El Angel , Devil's Nose, Ingapirca - Inca Ruins, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island

Experience Ecuador with a rental car before island hopping through the Galapagos archipelago

From 3800,- USD
Price per pax
Train at the station

Scenery and Society: Ecuador and Galapagos

Duration: 18 - 26 days
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Quito, Andes panorama, Charles Darwin Station, 4 days in the Amazon, Avenue of Volcanoes, Devil's Nose, Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre, Snorkelling the Los Tuneles, Cycling through Isabela, VIP tour Charles Darwin Foundation, Bartolomé and Sullivan Bay, Las Grietas Gorge

Experience the diverse landscapes and intriguing culture of Ecuador

From 5840,- USD
Price per pax