Galapagos Packing Checklist and some additional information and travel facts before you arrive to this wonderful Islands.
Our recommendations will certainly help you get the most out of your adventure in the Galapagos Islands.
Comfortable informal to very informal clothes can be wear. You can wear sneakers, shorts, long or short sleeve lightweight shirts, bathing suit, a cap or a hat, and a light jacket for the evenings. Sunglasses and a camera (with spare batteries) are a must.
The Galapagos Islands are located on the Equator, however the climate is tempered by the Pacific Ocean breezes.
There are Two Seasons in Galapagos:
The maximum weight you can carry on flights to or from the Galapagos Islands is of 20 Kg (44 pounds) of luggage.
If you have additional luggage, it can be stored at your hotel in Quito or Guayaquil. These restrictions do not include small carry-on flight bags or camera cases.
You must travel to the Galapagos Islands with a valid passport.
The entrance fee is of US $100 per person, plus $10 of the immigration card.
These fees must be paid upon arrival at the Baltra or San Cristobal Island airports in Galapagos.
The New York Times, in its January 2009 Travel Edition, recommends the Galapagos Islands in the third position of locations to visit during this year.
Some important reasons to explore Galapagos in 2009 include Charles Darwin's Bicentennial and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his book "Origin of the Species", inspired by his observations in the Galapagos Islands.
With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!
There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.
Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.
Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!
Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.
Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!
If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.
But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.
Small, well-priced, and reliable!
The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.
This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!
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