Important information and expectiations
– Do not wait too long with booking the trip.
The Galapagos Islands are a protected area, which means that a maximum number of visitors per year is allowed. It is important to book your trip to the Galapagos Islands well in advance, as hotels and cruises are fully booked months in advance.
– Additional costs
The domestic flight from Quito or Guayaquil costs around USD 400-600 per person (round trip). In addition, you also pay about USD 120 per person in entrance fees.
The islands are of volcanic origin, which makes for rugged landscapes. It is reminiscent of a moonscape. There are also a number of green plains, but otherwise there are mainly craters, lava fields, lava flows and volcanic beaches. Of course there are also a number of white sand beaches, but most beaches are volcanic and have black, red or even green sand.