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Packing
Seasick pills, insect repellent, coat, bathing suit, shorts, camera, t-shirts, sandals/flip flops, hiking shoes, sunglasses, cap/hat, sunscreen
STEP 1
STEP 2
Documents
Passport, travel vouchers/tickets, insurance documents and airline tickets
Airport
You will depart from either one of these airports to the islands:
  • Guayaquil City - José Joaquin de Olmedo Intl’ Airport (GYE)
  • Quito City - Mariscal Sucre Intl’ Airport (UIO)
STEP 3
STEP 4
Transit Control Card (TCC)
Must be done before airline check-in and bag drop in Guayaquil or Quito. You have to buy this card in the Consejo de Gobierno kiosk located in each airport. The cost is $20.00 per person of any age.
X-Ray
Must be done before airline check-in and bag drop. All luggage/baggage and carry-on must be inspected by ABG. This is located next to the Consejo de Gobierno kiosk.
STEP 5
STEP 6
Airport
You will arrive to either one of these airports in the islands:
  • Baltra Island/Santa Cruz Island - Seymour Airport (GPS)
  • San Cristobal Island - San Cristobal Airport (SCY)
Entrance Fee
The entrance fee to The Galapagos National Park and its Marine Reserve must be paid by all tourists entering the islands in US Dollars and cash only. Here you will be asked to show your TCC:

Non-Ecuadorian Residents/Citizens
  • Non-residents of Ecuador over 12 years old - $ 100.00
  • Non-residents of Ecuador under 12 years old - $ 50.00
  • CAN and MERCOSUR residents over 12 years old - $ 50.00
  • CAN and MERCOSUR residents under 12 years old - $ 25.00
  • All foreign students enrolled in national educational institutions - $ 25.00

Ecuadorian Residents/Citizens
  • Ecuadorian residents over 12 years old - $ 6.00
  • Ecuadorian residents under 12 years old - $ 3.00
STEP 7
STEP 8
X-Ray
Yes, again. All arriving passengers carry-on will be inspected on the way out.
Luggage Claim
Wait for luggage/baggage in the designated area and pick up yours only after an official tells you when.
STEP 9
STEP 10
Airport Shuttle
The airport shuttle is the transportation that will take you to Itabaca Canal, buy a ticket in the shuttle kiosk (the fare is $5.00 per person), hand your luggage/baggage to the shuttle staff member and board the shuttle. The drive from the airport to the canal is about 15 minutes.
Ferry
Board the ferry to cross to Santa Cruz Island (the fare is $1.00 per person), your luggage/baggage will be handled by the shuttle staff and you will receive it once you have crossed.
STEP 11
STEP 12
Getting to Puerto Ayora
You can either get to Puerto Ayora by taxi (the fare is $25.00 for a maximum of four people) or public bus (the fare is $5.00 per person).


Local Time

Currency

Socket
The Galapagos Islands time zone is: GALT Galapagos Time -0600 | UTC-6 | GMT -06:00. The currency in Ecuador and in The Galapagos Islands is: US Dollars | USD | US$ | $ The Galapagos Islands sockets/plug types are: A and B (B compatible with A) - 110V
Packing
Seasick pills, insect repellent, coat, bathing suit, shorts, camera, t-shirts, sandals/flip flops, hiking shoes, sunglasses, cap/hat, sunscreen
STEP 1
STEP 2
Documents
Passport, travel vouchers/tickets, insurance documents and airline tickets
Airport
You will depart from either one of these airports to the islands:
  • Guayaquil City - José Joaquin de Olmedo Intl’ Airport (GYE)
  • Quito City - Mariscal Sucre Intl’ Airport (UIO)
STEP 3
STEP 4
Transit Control Card (TCC)
Must be done before airline check-in and bag drop in Guayaquil or Quito. You have to buy this card in the Consejo de Gobierno kiosk located in each airport. The cost is $20.00 per person of any age.
X-Ray
Must be done before airline check-in and bag drop. All luggage/baggage and carry-on must be inspected by ABG. This is located next to the Consejo de Gobierno kiosk.
STEP 5
STEP 6
Airport
You will arrive to either one of these airports in the islands:
  • Baltra Island/Santa Cruz Island - Seymour Airport (GPS)
  • San Cristobal Island - San Cristobal Airport (SCY)
Entrance Fee
The entrance fee to The Galapagos National Park and its Marine Reserve must be paid by all tourists entering the islands in US Dollars and cash only. Here you will be asked to show your TCC, passport/travel document, airline tickets, etc.:

Non-Ecuadorian Residents/Citizens
  • Non-residents of Ecuador over 12 years old - $ 100.00
  • Non-residents of Ecuador under 12 years old - $ 50.00
  • CAN and MERCOSUR residents over 12 years old - $ 50.00
  • CAN and MERCOSUR residents under 12 years old - $ 25.00
  • All foreign students enrolled in national educational institutions - $ 25.00

Ecuadorian Residents/Citizens
  • Ecuadorian residents over 12 years old - $ 6.00
  • Ecuadorian residents under 12 years old - $ 3.00
STEP 7
STEP 8
X-Ray
Yes, again. All arriving passengers carry-on will be inspected on the way out.
Luggage Claim
Wait for luggage/baggage in the designated area and pick up yours only after an official tells you when.
STEP 9
STEP 10
Airport Shuttle
The airport shuttle is the transportation that will take you to Itabaca Canal, buy a ticket in the shuttle kiosk (the fare is $5.00 per person), hand your luggage/baggage to the shuttle staff member and board the shuttle. The drive from the airport to the canal is about 15 minutes.
Ferry
Board the ferry to cross to Santa Cruz Island (the fare is $1.00 per person), your luggage/baggage will be handled by the shuttle staff and you will receive it once you have crossed.
STEP 11
STEP 12
Getting to Puerto Ayora
You can either get to Puerto Ayora by taxi (the fare is $25.00 for a maximum of four people) or public bus (the fare is $5.00 per person).







Local Time
The Galapagos Islands time zone is: GALT Galapagos Time -0600 | UTC-6 | GMT -06:00.

Local Time
The currency in Ecuador and in The Galapagos Islands is: US Dollars | USD | US$ | $

Socket
The Galapagos Islands sockets/plug types are: A and B (B compatible with A) - 110V