Getting to Ecuador
There are direct daily flights from the US and Europe to Ecuador, both to the capital Quito and to Guayaquil. Click for a map of Ecuador.
Getting to Galapagos
Getting to Galapagos Safari Camp
Fly to Baltra where a member of our staff will meet you and escort you across the Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island. From there, it is a 40 minutes drive to GSC. Click for a map of Santa Cruz Island.
Travel Arrangements & Trip Extensions
Please refer to our Safaris page for a selection of itineraries. We are also delighted to assist with your travel arrangements and will happily design a trip tailor-made for you.
The warmest months are December to June (up to the 80sF or 30sC); this period is known as the “rainy season” showers tend to be strong followed by clear skies and long sunny periods. The water temperature is pleasant and the sea calm. July to November is known as the garúa season, which translates as fine drizzle (temperature in the upper 70sF or 25-30sC). There is little rain during this period but expect drizzle, skies are overcast although there are some sunny spells; water temperature at its lowest (25-30sC).
Not required to visit Galapagos but do check if you are traveling within Ecuador or other South American countries.
The local currency is the US dollar. You can exchange money both in mainland Ecuador and Galapagos. There are cash points on Santa Cruz Island. GSC accepts Master and Visa credit cards
What to bring
Hats, good walking shoes, sandals, sunglasses, bathing costumes and sun protection are essential. During the hotter months, mosquito repellent is handy; during garúa, waterproofs are a necessity. Dress code at GSC is casual.
Recommended Reading List
A selection of recommended reading can be found here.
A local clinic and doctors can deal with any basic ailments. GSC has a substantial first aid kit, while the local chemists are also well stocked. In case of emergency there is a hospital in town and private air ambulance that can take patients to mainland Ecuador. We recommend you take out medical insurance.
WIFI is available in the main lodge.
The electricity provided in all tents is 110 volt, 50 hertz, US 2 pin-plug.
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