Visiting the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles west off the coast of Ecuador on the equator. Trips here range from small ship cruises to island-hopping via charter flights and day boats. Let AdventureSmith Explorations’ experts be your guide to all the travel options. Why book your Galapagos Islands trip with us?
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Galapagos Travel FAQs
AdventureSmith sends hundreds of travelers to the Galapagos Islands each year; let our team be your clear and efficient resource when planning your trip. What questions do we get asked the most about Galapagos Island trips? We’ll answer one of our most frequently asked questions here, but browse our Galapagos travel guide to research more.
How do you get to the Galapagos Islands? All Galapagos trips begin with a flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to the Islands (either Santa Cruz/Baltra or San Cristobal). These flights are arranged by AdventureSmith through the vessel operator and are typically not included in the cruise fare. It is not feasible for the average traveler to sail there from the mainland or possible to fly internationally direct to the Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Luxury Trips
We’ve curated this list of Galapagos luxury trips for travelers seeking the highest level of comfort and service. Consult this page for the newest, most upscale Galapagos trips available today. Find high-end hotels and resorts and ships with private balconies, fine dining and upscale amenities. Plus, our full-service Ecuador and Peru travel packages pair seamlessly with your luxury Galapagos vacation.
Galapagos Charter & Custom Trips
Looking for an exclusive Galapagos trip? Consider a private yacht charter. A Galapagos charter cruise is the ultimate way to customize your trip. View our curated list of the best charters in the Galapagos Islands. Our experts can then help your group select the best vessel for your travel needs and handle all the logistics. If you prefer to travel by land with your group, we can handle that too.
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Nice Weather Year-Round
You can travel year-round in the Galapagos thanks to the equatorial climate. Galapagos weather is influenced primarily by ocean currents, with the warm Panama current arriving from the north December through May and the cool Humboldt and Peru currents descending June through November.