Ecuador and Galapagos Packing list - Suggestions on what to bring for your trip

Ecuador Tours - Galapagos Islands travel and Amazon cruises:

Tours and travel to Ecuador and other South America countries, custom itineraries for groups and individuals, responsible tourism and soft adventures for all ages

Galapagos Islands Cruises and tours, yachts, expedition ships, hotels and dive resorts:

Tours and travel to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador with an Ecotourism company, we are experts in leading expeditions to the Galapagos Islands with naturalist guides.

South America - Central American - Travel Directory

South and Central America travel directory and index of tours, hotels, cruises, transportation, vacation planners, trip guides, tour operators for organizing your travels to Latin America.

Galapagos Islands tour and cruises travel planner:

Galapagos Islands travel planner, description of the islands, tourist activities and sites, hotels, cruises and tours around the Enchanted Isles.


Amazon river cruises in Ecuador on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer:

Amazon riverboat eco tours to visit indigenous communities and tribes, birdwatching and adventure in company of naturalist guides..

Ecuador travel transportation and tour guides :

Find Ecuador vans for charter and guides for hire, custom tours for groups individuals, Color Bus Line is a supplier for many international wholesalers.

Galapagos Journey Fleet

Galapagos travel & luxury cruises:

We operate the brand new (July 2006) M/C Anahi Catamaran, this boat replaces one of the older boats of our Galapagos fleet, we have 20 years experience offering unique wilderness trips, our guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park and offer passionate onsight and classroom style lectures. The M/C Anahi will offer a new level of comfort and service in the Islands with our pampered adventures.

Ecuador Mainland Hotel, Lodges & Hacienda Listing and Reservation Center

Ecuador's major cities hotel directory and booking site. From five star international brands to local hacienda lodges, there is an option for every taste. By personally inspecting each hotel and having close ties with them, here you will find the best deals for your nights in mainland Ecuador.

Online Travel Guide for Ecuador Travel

Your complete guide to the country of the four worlds. Our consultants will happily assist you from accommodations to tours, transfers to meals, and everything in between to assure you have a memorable Ecuador travel experience!

Galapagos Travel Advisor

Complete Comprehensive Galapagos Islands Travel Adviser

Find all you need to plan the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway. Here you will find a list of must see attractions, accommodations in the archipelago's main islands, cruise tours and other alternatives. This travel advisor is an invaluable tool for anyone visiting the Enchanted Islands.

Cruise & Hotel Based Galapagos Island Tour Directory

The Galapagos Islands are pretty much in any travel lover's bucket list. They appeal to nature enthusiasts, geologist fans, bird watchers, divers and pretty much any other adventurer looking for something out of the ordinary. Here you will find tours and options that can fulfill any of these people's highest expectations.

Galapagos Islands Hotel Index and Booking Site

Traditionally, the Galapagos Islands have been explored onboard cruises. Today though, it is possible to enjoy the Island's many treasures by staying in one of the many accommodations present in the archipelago's main three main islands. One of these rooms, bungalows, suites or cabins will be the perfect complement to a day filled with exploration.

Ecuador - What to bring?

Believe it or not all you need to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is a passport, some travellers checks and light backpack.

We resume our recommended Ecuador packing list in a few words "Less is More". The lighter you travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands the more you can enjoy your trip without having to worry about the weight of excess luggage.

In Ecuador and other South American countries there are many arts and craftwork that can be brought back home and it is always great to return with much souvenirs. So it is recommended to pack light and bring the basics as listed below:

  •     ATM/ Debit card: In every major and most minor cities in Ecuador and South America, I've found ATM machines that accept my debit card. Arrange for a fee waiver before leaving and save receipts in case there are errors.
  •     Teva Sandals: Durable and comfortable boots, and hiking socks. Hiking boots are flexible and can be worn to a show and tough enough for walking through mud. Your feet will thank you when you wear the sandals.
  •     Money belt for important documents, passport, and money: It is best to use a waist belt.
  •     Camera: All types of film can be purchased in most major cities.
  •     Convertible pants: Light, fast drying, and the legs zip off to form shorts.
  •     Travel vest: hasmany pockets for money, passport, even a small camera.
  •     Fleece sweater and light rain jacket .
  •     Hat to block the sun: The equatorial sun is strong. Consider buying a straw hat when you arrive. It makes a great memory.
  •     Towel or a Shammy: Shammies dry faster.
  •     Deodorant: When you can't shower, you can always roll on the Speed Stick!
  •     Headlamp: It's better than a flashlight because it frees up your hands.
  •     Extra pair of eye glasses, contact lenses and medications: Ecuadorian pharmacies sell many of the most common medications without a prescription (including malaria pills).
  •     Miscellaneous: small pocket dictionary, journal, guide book, and a small backpack.

Try not to bring unneccessary gear, most of what you need can be rented locally including Scuba and climbing gear.