In Galapagos, the rule is to keep things informal. No matter how luxurious your cruise, the range of clothing you should bring is from “informal” to “very informal”. There is a weight limit of 44lb (20kg) per person for luggage when flying to Galapagos. If you are staying in Quito before and after your Galapagos cruise you may arrange to leave some in your hotel.

  • Passport plus copy (With validity of at least 6 months after our stay in Ecuador)
  • Copy of booking confirmation
  • Copy of your travel insurance
  • Good sneakers or walking shoes for dry landings and hiking on uneven and slippery surfaces. Good grip is essential
  • Sandals or similar casual footwear for wet landings and evenings on the boat/in towns
  • Shorts
  • At least one pair light-weight pants
  • Long sleeved and short sleeved lightweight shirts
  • Bathing suits
  • A wide-brimmed hat, preferably UV protective
  • Wind breaker or similar light jacket for cool evenings and rain
  • Casual clothing for evenings, anything comfortable
  • Socks for your hiking shoes
  • Camera, memory cards, batteries, battery charger
  • Adapter (USA plug)
  • Appropriate chargers for your electronic devices
  • Sunscreen (min. UV30)
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellant
  • Small, lightweight daypack or backpack.
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Copies of your passport, airline tickets and travel insurance
  • Cash (in $ 20.00 notes)
  • Small flashlight
  • Seasickness medication or alternatives
  • Any prescription medication you need to take
  • Prescription glasses, both regular and sunglasses (consider at least 1 spare pair)
  • Appropriate chargers for your electronic devices

Make sure you set all necessary visa requirements for your visit in Ecuador before you leave your home country.