January 2014

When taking photos of the Galapagos, don’t forget to look for opportunities for panoramas. Panoramas are pictures where you can capture a very wide and/or very tall scene by taking several overlapping photos and then stitching them together using Photoshop or similar software. Some sites in the Galapagos make for absolutely fabulous landscapes. I love [...]

You will be visiting a Natural Heritage Site, therefore you must follow the rules imposed by the controlling authorities such as the Galapagos National Park. During your visits the naturalist guides will emphasize these regulations: Do not remove animals, plants, rocks or their remains (including shells, bones, and pieces of wood) from the islands. Be [...]

Selections at pharmacies in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are not generally as extensive as at home and are frequently more expensive. You may want to carry some basic first aid items with you. As with any medication, you should first consult your physician before taking. Personal Prescription Medicines with copy of the prescription Sea [...]

Sun Hat Sunscreen Small backpack Shorts T-shirts or Tank Tops Light Pants Sweater Windbreaker Rain Jacket or Poncho Walking Shoes with good traction Tevas or similar sandals Sunglasses Bathing Suits Camera, spare batteries and film Underwater camera Binoculars Personal Care & First Aid Kits Important Recommendations Wear, always,  a bathing suite under your clothes, you may [...]


The United States Dollar is the official currency of Ecuador. Credit Cards:  American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club $10 cash for Control Visitor Card $100 cash for Galapagos Park Fee  $50 children under 12


Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates Ecuador welcomes visitors to stay up to 90 days with a valid passport throughout the duration of their stay. No visas are necessary.