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Information about traveling to Galapagos

  • Our boat complies with all international safety requirements.
  • Flight reservations with the local airline are automatically confirmed with purchase of the boat space.
  • Yacht operator reserves the right to modify itineraries without previous notice due to Galapagos National Park regulations, wildlife and weather conditions or force majeure. All changes will be done taking into consideration safety and well being of the passengers as well as conservation of the islands.

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  • Comfortable shoes for hiking
  • Sandals or Tivas for wet landings
  • Light pants and shorts
  • T-shirts and long sleeve shirts
  • Windbreaker or light raincoat
  • Sweater for evenings
  • Small handbag or backpack for walking (waterproof)
  • Swimsuits
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sea sickness medication (optional – please check with your doctor.)

Straddling the Equator in South America, Ecuador is the smallest of the Andean countries. Ecuador consists of four distinct regions: the Coast, the Andes, the Amazon Jungle, and the Galapagos Islands, each with its own special qualities and attractions, making this country a captivating place to travel to. It is intersected by the equinoctial line, hence the name “Ecuador,” and has the highest active volcano in the world: Cotopaxi. Quito, Cuenca, and Galapagos Islands are all World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO. Numerous national parks and natural reserves provide the opportunity to see a great variety of mammals, birds, reptiles insects and more. It is a pluri-ethnic and pluri-cultural country.

  • Land Area: 276,841 (with Galapagos) km2 or 106,889 sq. mi
  • Population: 15,223,680
  • Capital: Quito
  • Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua
  • Predominant Religion: Catholic
  • Government: Presidential Republic
  • Monetary Unit: American Dollar (USD $)
  • Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located in a valley in the Andean mountains. It has with three distinct areas: the north, the south, and the historic center. The historic center is perhaps the most notable and visited by tourists: with its narrow streets, antique architecture of houses with wooden balconies and interior patios full of flowers, and attractions such as Compania de Jesus, El Panecillo, and Plaza San Francsisco, this area highlights the colonial period of Quito and making it a World Heritage Site.

    The nights are full of mystery stories of legends and traditions; churches and convents with sculptures and paintings. The northern part of the city boasts a modern metropolis with luxury hotels, up-scale restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. The south is primarily composed of old houses and factories.
  • In the “Avenue of Volcanoes” boasts high snow-capped volcanic mountains, lakes surrounded by hills, and small towns, an area for breathtaking views and fresh air. Cuenca is known as the colonial town of arts and culture, and a favorite destination for colonial influences.
  • The coast is host to many cities including Guayaquil, first port of Ecuador and the biggest city of the country, Esmeraldas, Manta, Babahoyo, and Machala, all combining warm climate, beautiful beaches and friendly people for a wonderful taste of the coastal culture.
  • The Amazonia is the region famous for the Amazon Jungle, boasting virgin forests, exotic animals, and indigenous tribal cultures.
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