May 2012

When you arrive in the Galapagos Islands, you are required to pay a National Park Entrance Fee. For the average visitor (adult, non-Ecuadorian) the cost is USD$100. This is one of two fees that you’ll pay to enter the Galapagos. The other fee and document that you’ll need is issued by the Consejo de Gobierno [...]

Juan Fernando Arizaga discusses the types of seafood available in the Galapagos Islands and the allowable fishing methods. Please note: Juan Fernando Arizaga works as the Sales & Diving Coordinator. In this video, he speaks from his own experience and training. Juan has lived and worked in the Galapagos. He has traveled extensively with Galapagos Naturalist Guides [...]

The Travelers: Zara Quiroga and Ashray What is your blog url? Blog: Facebook: piggybackrideAZ What’s Your Story? We’re Ashray and Zara, an Indian boy and a Portuguese girl who started traveling full-time in September 2011. Since then, we’ve been touring Latin America, having started in Mexico, passing by Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil and most recently spending almost [...]

Traveling from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos means you’ll be taking many different means of transportation. Landing at Baltra Airport, you’ll head across Baltra Island by bus to the dock. From the dock, you’ll be crossing Itabaca Channel by water taxi. The channel is a very narrow section of water that separates the northern Baltra [...]

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