Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Galapagos Islands?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Galapagos Islands are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Galapagos Islands?

For up to date information around safety and security in Galapagos Islands read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Galapagos Islands.

Best time to visit Galapagos Islands?

Seasons are split into cool and dry (June - November) and warm and wet (December - June), with the warmer seasonbeing the best time to visit Galápagos for warmer, calmer seas and good underwater visibility.

Do I need a visa to enter Galapagos Islands?

To enter Galapagos, the first official requirement is a valid Ecuadorian tourist visa stamp in your passport - this should have been issued to you upon arrival to mainland Ecuador.Similarlly, you don't need a visa for Galapagos Islands from UK, Germany, and most other European countries.

What currency do i need in Galapagos Islands?

The official currency of Galapagos Islands is the United States Dollar.

While visiting Galapagos Islands

What wild animals live in Galapagos Islands?

Galápagos land iguana. Marine iguanas. Galápagos giant tortoise. Darwin's finches. Frigatebirds. Blue-footed boobies. Flightless cormorants. Sally Lightfoot crabs.

What is the traditional food in Galapagos Islands?

The cuisine in the Galapagos Islands resembles that of many Central and South American coastal nations, particularly Ecuador. The dishes are simple, light and fresh, combining the elements of Ecuadorian highland dishes with meat, potatoes and grains, along with coastal ingredients like yucca, fish and seafood.

What Languages are spoken in Galapagos Islands?

Spanish is the official language of Ecuador and the Galapagos, but English is spoken nearly everywhere.

How much do you tip in Galapagos Islands?

The currency in Galapagos Islands is the United States Dollar. Tipping for good service is an accepted fact and the Galapagos Islands are no exception. The boats usually give guidelines to how much you should tip the guides and crew at the end of your cruise, but these are guidelines only, and on some boats in particular they may seem exceptionally high.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Galapagos Islands?

Useful Numbers

Emergency Galapagos Islands Numbers?

  • Police: 101
  • Ambulance: 131
  • Fire: 102
  • Embassy: +593 2 3972 200

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Galapagos Islands?

    The time difference is -6 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Galapagos Islands?

    Galapagos Islands Guidebook

    Best Galapagos Islands guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Galapagos Islands with this Galapagos Islands Guidebook .