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Galapagos Islands facts


Location: In the Pacific Ocean, 970 Km west of Ecuador.

Electricity: 110 volts

Area Code: 593 - 52

Visas: Citizens of most countries can stay a maximum of 90 days per annum without needing a visa.

Galapagos Islands cruise

Weights & measures: Metric

Water temperatures: The water is really cold, so wear a 5 to 7 mm wetsuit, hood and gloves.The northern islands are warmer (up to 26º C), central and southern islands colder (21º to 25º C), west of Isabela very cold (16° to 23°C). There are often Thermoclines between 10 to 30 meters depth. During an El Niño phenomenon the water temperatures can rise from 25° to 30°.

Galapagos iguana

Galapagos National Park admission fee: US $.100 per person. It must be paid upon arrival at the airport in Galapagos (rate is subject to change without notice).

Clothing Casual: Take good walking shoes, bathing suit and a light jacket for evenings.

Currency: In Ecuador you can pay with US Dollar (US$)

How to get there: Flights to Galapagos are with either TAME or Aerogal airlines and are booked in conjunction with any cruise. From the mainland to Galapagos it takes one and a half hours, but from Quito adds at least another hour as the plane stops in Guayaquil.

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