STEP ONE: Getting to Guayaquil in Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands do not receive international flights. The airports from the mainland cities of Quito or Guayaquil receive all international flights in Ecuador. There are direct non-stop flights from several US cities like Houston, New York and Miami, as well as from European cities like Madrid to Guayaquil.
LATAM Airlines and Avianca offers flights to Galapagos during all seasons, mostly from US, Europe and South America.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance.
When you register, send us your arrival details to Guayaquil Airport, and whether you will be staying at a hotel.
STEP TWO: Customs and Check-In at Guayaquil Airport
Please Note: You must do customs and check-in at the airport, not online! You also must arrive at least 3 hours before boarding your flight to the Galapagos Islands. We recommend re-confirming your flight the day before.
The Galapagos Governor’s office will review your documentation and give you a permit to enter the National Park $10.00 USD (fee not included). The Galapagos is a fragile ecosystem. To minimize the introduction of threatening elements, your baggage will be checked. You are not allowed to bring in any seeds or fruit into the Galapagos Islands. After your baggage screen, you will proceed to the airlines Check In desk.