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Travel Information Galapagos

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LANGUAGE:
The Spanish is the official language in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.In the Andes is still spoken by many indigenous people Quichua.However most people working in tourism and hotels and guides speak English.

COIN:
The currency in Ecuador and Galapagos is from 2000 US dollars.

VACCINES:
For travel to Quito and the Galapagos Islands, no vaccines are needed.
If you have in your plans to visit mainland Ecuador, especially the Amazon or the coastal region, we recommend you consult with your family doctor.Please do this well in advance as some vaccines need to be administered at least 3 months before your trip.


TIME ZONE:
Continental Ecuador (Quito and Guayaquil) is GMT + 5 hours.
The Galapagos Islands are GMT 6 hours.

VACCINES:
For travel to Quito and the Galapagos Islands, no vaccines are needed.
If you have in your plans to visit mainland Ecuador, especially the Amazon or the coastal region, we recommend you consult with your family doctor. Please do this well in advance as some vaccines need to be administered at least 3 months before your trip.

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TICKETS:
In the counters of the Governing Council of Galapagos at airports in Quito or Guayaquil before your flight to the Galapagos Islands you need to buy a TCT (Transit Control Card) card. TCT has a cost of $ 20, - per person (subject to change). Upon arrival at airports to Galapagos San Cristobal or Baltra you need to pay the entrance fee to Galapagos National Park which has a cost of $ 100, - per person while children under 12 pay $ 50, - per person.


RESTRICTIONS ON LUGGAGE:
Usually the luggage for all domestic flights in Ecuador is restricted to a suitcase / bag / backpack maximum 20kg and hand luggage maximum 6kg. Please also note that international safety standards that apply for example on sharp objects, explosives and flammable objects and generally all dangerous articles apply.

It is your responsibility not enter with food, animals or archipelago external and internal plants. Collaborate with inspection and quarantine airports and docks of the islands.

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