Galapagos Adventure Planner

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The Galapagos entry fee is currently 100 USD per person This fee must be paid, in cash, at the your airport of arrival. If you do not pay, you will not be allowed to leave the terminal – so please make sure you have the means to pay the Galapagos entrance fee! We have also been told there is an additional $20 entrance

In the last decade, tourism has spiralled in the islands and the transit card allows the INGALA (the Ecuadorian governmental agency that regulates the Galapagos Islands) to keep solid records of the number of visitors, length of stay, etc. The card costs $20 USD and must be obtained at the airport prior to departure.

Don’t forget to fill out your Declaration of Health. Please read and understand all information on the site. There is then a link to the Traveler Health page below “Country Specific Information”

Please remember, 1 piece of luggage and 1 carry due to space limits.

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Please make sure we have your flight information so we can provide transportation.  If you have questions please contact us at

Welcome information

Excited about going back in time to Galapagos!

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos’ species later inspired his theory of evolution.

Start and end in Baltra Island! With the our More Adventures tour 6 Days – Discover Galapagos, you have a 6 days tour package taking you through Baltra Island, Ecuador and 3 other destinations in Ecuador. 6 Days – More Adventures Discover Galapagos includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more. This 6-day adventure, it is the best all day adventures combo on Galapagos Islands that includes hiking, biking, swimming, and snorkeling. Encounter wonderful wildlife in the islands; learn about Charles Darwin’s footsteps on this fascinating archipelago.

Travel Insurance

We have seen first hand the need for travel insurance. Whether it be flight cancellations, theft, sickness, or pandemic issues, we now require each guest to purchase this. It is a very affordable and could save you a lot of headaches! MORE Adventures uses InsureMyTrip, however, please use which ever company you are comfortable with. Please make sure you fully understand your coverage to ensure all aspects are covered. Our guides will need this information for confirming your hotel accommodation. 

Packing List


  • Lightweight clothing that can be layered
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Sweaters or fleece jacket
  • T-shirts and tank tops (be respectful of the culture you are visiting)
  • Pants and/or shorts
  • Belt (check out this one for a ingenuitive money protection option)
  • Comfortable walking shoes and hiking shoes 
  • Rain jacket, windbreaker, or umbrella
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses and glasses case
  • Hat or sun visor
  • Scarf or bandana
  • Swimsuit or swim trunks (consider a clean/dirty organizer)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Travel pillow, eye mask, and earplugs
  • Electric converters and adapters
  • Travel apps that will help with language, directions, money conversion, and digital journaling. We Use What’s App. Free download and very user friendly. 

You’ll want to pack smart (not lots of) clothing options if your trip will take you to a variety of places, or conversely if you will be navigating off the beaten path. Having a packing list with several options doesn’t mean you’ll need to over-pack. (And in fact, you shouldn’t.) Just pack smart. Include clothing that can be worn on your daily adventures and then dressed up slightly with a different pair of shoes and a scarf. Maybe a dress that becomes a skirt, or comfortable travel pants that can be dressed up for a day at the market. Also, consider clothing with SPF or mosquito repellency if you’ll be in environments where that would be beneficial.

If you’re carrying on, keep your toiletry bag light and TSA-compliant. The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule makes it easy to remember: liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container, and they must be stored in one quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag. To make this as easy as possible for you, we suggest a toiletry set that includes four 3-ounce silicone bottles in a quart-sized clear pouch that’s wipeable and has a water-resistant zipper.


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
  • Hairbrush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner (Dr. Bronners is a good option all-in-one option for hair care, face wash, laundry, and more.)
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF
  • Makeup packed in a washable sac
  • Face wash and/or makeup remover wipes and Q-tips
  • Nighttime moisturizer/lotion
  • Lip balm with SPF and lipstick or lip gloss
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Extra contacts, solution, and contact case
  • Glasses and prescription sunglasses
  • Prescription medication with the label/script so that you can refill if needed and not be questioned by TSA.


  • Cologne/perfume
  • Personal mini mirror
  • Hair products like hairspray, hair gel, and beard oil
  • Clothesline and detergent
  • Shaving kit and extra razors
  • Sewing kit/clothing care kit, stain remover
  • Facial tissues and/or toilet paper
  • Travel Towel
  • Nail clippers and tweezers (optionally, scissors, which must be in checked luggage)


  • Mobile device and charger
  • Laptop, iPad, or E-reader and charger(s)
  • Headphones (consider noise-reducing headphones if you’re sensitive to sound)
  • Camera and GoPro/video camera, memory card, and chargers
  • Electrical converters and adapters


  • Travel pillow, blanket, eye mask, and earplugs
  • Travel journal and pen (it’s awful when you forget your pen!)
  • Books and magazines
  • Deck of cards and travel games
  • Chapstick and lotion (t’s dry up there)
  • Water bottle (you’ll need to fill it up once you get through TSA)
  • Guide books, travel guides, maps, language guides, etc. (if you will need any of these upon arrival at your destination, put it in your carry-on)

Not sure what you need? Here’s your international travel checklist, document-wise:

  • Passport/visa(s)
  • Personal ID/Student ID card
  • Frequent flyer card(s) and other loyalty program card numbers (ex: hotel chains and AAA)
  • Cash and credit card(s) (call your credit card companies before you travel to inform them of your travel, otherwise they might turn them off to prevent perceived fraud. Also, consider how travel hacking can save you money on the road!)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s)
  • Travel insurance information
  • Reservations and itineraries (print them and save them electronically for easy access)
  • Hotel and/or tour contact information
  • Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses
  • Copies of all these things in case you lose your wallet
  • Guide books and maps

Transportation / Accommodation information

Transportation will be provided once you arrive to Baltra Airport. Specific information will be shared on What’s App group chat, however, please head to the main exit of the airport and look for a sign with either your name or MORE Adventures name/Logo.


Please note there is a $100 entrance fee that must be paid in cash when you arrive the the islands. This is included on your adventure, so more information will be posted closer to.

Important Forms

We will keep you posted if there is anything specific you must fill out. 


WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH…Although this adventure does not require any training, you do recommend that you are very comfortable in water activities and being in the ocean as well as being able to carry your own luggage. Galapagos number one priority is the wildlife so finding modern day help ie elevators really do not exist. Please pack accordingly. 

Trip Outline and Itinerary

If you are arriving earlier to staying later please make your own transportation arrangements.

DAY 1 – Welcome to The Galapagos Islands – Twin Craters – PM El Manz

We ask that you book the earliest flight possible from Quito to Baltra (not included)

Welcome to the Galapagos! 

-Arrive at Baltra´s airport (Galapagos Islands). Please make sure you have $100 cash fee for enter Galápagos Islands. 

–  We will make our way to neighboring Santa Cruz with a quick local ferry.

–   We will jump right in with a stop in the highlands of Santa Cruz to visit Los Gemelos – or “The Twins” in English – are actually sinkholes. 

After go to a local Giant Tortoise reserve – private area


–  Enjoy lunch at a local ranch.

–  Observe these huge, magical creatures in their natural habitat – Giant tortoises. 

After the visit, we will continue to Puerto Ayora-the main town in Santa Cruz Island

*In the past we have stayed at Deja Vu Hotel. We will confirm as we get closer, however, if you would like to arrive a day or so earlier, we highly recommend this hotel. 

DAY 2 – Coffee natural farm – PM Tortuga Bay beach

– Breakfast 

– 8 am Visit the Charles Darwin Station
–  Head out for a scenic walk around the coffee plantation and test the local coffee.

–  Head back to Puerto Ayora


– Lunch

–  Head out for a scenic walk to one of the largest white sand beaches in the Galapagos.

–  Tortuga Bay is a gorgeous beach accessible only by foot and filled with a variety of activities. A leisurely 45-minute path leads to the beach and along the way you may spot lava lizards, native birds, and massive marine iguanas.

–  Here you’ll have the option to swim, snorkel, kayak, surf, or you can just hang out with your friends and the local marine life.

Accommodation – Deja Vu Hotel (or similar) 

Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner with set menus included. 

DAY 3 – AM Navigate to Isabella Island – pink Flamingos habitat – Arnaldo Tupiza breeding center PM – Concha Perla (snorkel).

– Breakfast

– We must be ready in the hotel at 5:30 am to catch up our luggage and head to main port and take our public speedboat to Santa Cruz

–  We will visit the zone where it is full of giant tortoises, flamingos, and other birds Arnaldo breeding center

–  Keep going on our trip to Arnaldo Tupiza breeding center where that are the different species of tortoises of Isabella.


–  Enjoy a delicious lunch right at the local restaurant 

–  After lunch, we will take a short boat ride toward Islote Las Tintoreras where we will look for the famous Galapagos penguin, white tipped reef sharks, blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, and more!

–  Get back in the water for a snorkeling adventure where you will have the chance to swim with sea turtles, colorful fish, and manta rays, among other marine life.

Accommodation – Cally Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 4 – Isabela Island – PM Navigate to Santa Cruz Island.

– Enjoy the breakfast. 
– A wooden path are reached Concha Perla. The calm, clear and shallow waters of the bay are ideal for observing the incredible variety of marine life while we do snorkel. 

–  Visitors can swim and snorkel with tropical fish, sea lions, penguins, turtles, and observe up to species of birds.


–  We will enjoy our last lunch in the Isabela Island

–  We must be ready in the hotel at 2.00 pm to catch up our luggage and head to main port and take our public speedboat to Santa Cruz

–  Time for shopping 

Accommodation – Deja Vu Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (set menus)

DAY 5 – Full day tour North Seymour or similar one (snorkel)


– Take a chartered boat to an uninhabited island for  a hike where you will get to experience spectacular panoramic views of the island.

– Get acquainted with the local wildlife as you walk with Marine Iguanas, Blue-Footed Boobies, Frigates, and more.


– Lunch on board 

– Go on an awesome adventure snorkeling among a wide variety of marine life including friendly sea lions, sea turtles, and a huge variety of fish that make this a fantastic place for nature enthusiasts.

– The boat will bring you back to Santa Cruz, and you will take included transportation back to Puerto Ayora for some free time in this wonderful little town.

Accommodations – Deja Vu Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (set menus)

DAY 6 – Transfer out of Balta Airport

Transfer out to Baltra airport. 

– Breakfast

– Time to Say goodbye to Galapagos !!

– Take included transportation to the airport where you will catch your  flight back to Quito.

End point- Baltra´s airport in Galapagos Island, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra (GPS), Baltra Airport Rd., Galápagos_Islands, Galápagos, Ecuador

What's Included

  • Tour leader from CamiAdventures (Galápagos Islands – 8 people +)
  •   Certified Galapagos Naturalist on the Galapagos Islands.
  • Accommodation Deja Vu or similar one
  • Accommodation Cally or similar one
  • Meals according in the program.
  • Private local transport Santa Cruz Island.
  • Private local transport Isabela Island
  • Round-trip Speedboat (charter) between Santa Cruz and Isabela Island. (13 people +)
  •  Chartered boat to Seymour or similar one (13 people +)
  • Guided tour and entrance to Giant Tortoise Reserve and Local Ranch.
  • Experience the largest white sand beach in the Galapagos at Tortuga Bay
  • Snorkeling and hiking experience in Tintoreras islet
  • Snorkeling experience in Concha Perla
  • Hiking and snorkeling experience in North Seymour or similar one
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival (Galapagos)
  • Airport drop-off upon departure (Galapagos)
  • Water taxis (Santa Cruz – Isabela)
  • Public transportation (Galapagos airport) $10.oo roundtrip per person
  • Ferry Baltra – Santa Cruz – Baltra.


  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance – Trip Insurance is NOT included. We REQUIRE Trip Insurance now for ALL our Trips. It will give you the peace of mind if something unexpectedly was to come up, it would be covered.
  • Alcoholic Drinks – Alcoholic drinks, and extra beverages, personal expenses, and tips
  • Other Meals-Dinners on own and all Meals not included in the itinerary you will be responsible for them.
  • $100 Cash Fee – Upon landing you will need to pay $100 cash fee for entrance into Galapagos
  • Local Flights Quito- Baltra – Quito. PLEASE arrive as early as possible as we will start as soon as group lands.
  • $10 Isabela Island Fee- $10 per person for entrance fee to Isabela Island
  • Guide Tips – Normally this ranges from $200 to $250 for each person attending in your reservation.


    Above itinerary are scheduled to change. MORE Adventures team will be sure to try to update everyone on site as much as possible. 

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    Cancellation Policy Reminder

    If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined accordingly:

    For US Retreats:

    • A $499 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot for domestic adventures

    For International Retreats:

    • A $699 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

    Cancellation :Please understand that the Non-Refundable deposit  CANNOT be refunded due to the upfront costs we have to pay.

    •  If the cancellation occurs 176 days or more prior to trip start date, a refund will be issued in the way the funds were originally received, less the non refundable deposit.
    •  If the cancellation occurs 175 days or less prior to retreat start date, a credit to a future trip will be issued less the non-refundable deposit and $150 admin fee.
    • If a cancellation occurs within 90 days of adventure start date, a credit will be issued for 50% of the funds received, less non-refundable deposit and $150 Admin fee.
    •  If a cancellation occurs 89-30 days of an adventure, a 25% credit will be given to a future adventure.
    •  Less than 30 days prior to retreat start date funds are forfeited. No credits issued. Please let us know what your travel insurance company requires for reimbursement.

    Travel insurance

    Travel insurance is designed to help cover your expenses if something goes wrong on your trip, and fill any gaps that wouldn’t be covered by your primary health insurance or other insurance you may have. It’s not meant to be a substitute for health insurance and won’t cover non-essential overseas medical treatment, such as routine exams.

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