In the two-hour flight across the one-thousand kilometers of Pacific Ocean from the Ecuadorian mainland to the Galápagos archipelago, visitors can expect to be transported to an environment reminiscent of prehistoric times. Elegant folds and fans of solidified lava, imposing towers of solid rock, and vast expanses of white, red, and green sand provide a Spartan, hauntingly beautiful landscape. Slate black marine iguanas crawl up the rocky substrate from their marine play place, announcing their presence with a primordial release of salt from their nostrils. Land tortoises-or galápagos, the Spanish word for the domed saddle resembling the tortoise's shell-slowly lumber their massive physique from slimy bog to grassy clearing.
Sun rays are very strong in the Galapagos Islands . Do not forget to take with you enough high grade sun block. Also, put your cameras in self-sealing plastic bags to protect them from the water, especially during landfalls.
GALAPAGOS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Galapagos Frequently Asked Questions
What else should we take along with us ?
- - A small backpack or bag
- - Equipment
- - Sun block lotion (at least protection 8)
- - Insect repellent
- - Snorkeling gear: mask, tube and flippers
- (all available on board)
- - Grooming kit
- - Personal medication
- - Books (available on board)
- - Small notebook and pencil
- - Camera gear
- - Film (available on board)
- - Binoculars
Who will meet me at the Airport in Galapagos ?
Upon the arrival to the airport, our guides are waiting for you with a placard of the ship or yacht. They will receive the passengers, check them in the list to see nobody is left behind and transport them in the airlines' bus to the dock where the vessel anchored.
Are there any luggage's restrictions ?
The airline that operates to Galapagos, allows one piece of luggage per person no more than 30 kilos (approximately 60 pounds ). We recommend lock your luggage during your flight.
What is the smoking policy on board the ship ?
It is forbidden to smoke inside the yachts and the vessel. Smoking is allowed only on the sun decks, outdoors where you will find appropriate ashtray. Never throw cigarette filters over-board.
What time zone is used in Galapagos ?
Local time in Galapagos is GMT - 6 (one our less than in Ecuador 's main land). In our yachts and vessels we work with Ecuador 's main land time.
Is there any physical requirement for the cruise ?
We recommend that passengers be in reasonably good physical condition as some trails are difficult therefore elderly or disabled people may find them too hard. The passengers with difficulties must notify to Kleintours about their physical condition in order to make the necessary arrangements.