Arrival to the Galapagos Islands
Arrival by PlaneGalapagos Islands Photo Gallery
Students attending Spanish courses on the Galapagos Islands must fly into Quito. Flying to Quito, Ecuador is convenient with flights into Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre (UIO) from many international departure cities such as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Houston, Madrid, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Bonaire, Caracas, Bogotá, Lima, Medellín, Cali, Panama City, Punta Cana, Santiago de Chile, and San José.
Arrival by Bus
From the airport students will take a bus to the island, which will include one ferry crossing.
Transportation on the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos are a desirable region because of the tranquility and nature that is preserved there. This means that there is not a large infrastructure of roads and bridges. Getting around is not difficult, but may require walking, bike riding, and the occasional taxi or collectivo ride, which you can find easily in a Parada.Galapagos Islands Photo Gallery
Access between islands is available through a ferry company owned by the government called Ingala. Travel between Santa Cruz to San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz to Isabela, and Isabela to Floreana are available, but be sure to check with the ticket office in Puerto Ayora or the Camará de Turismo in Puerto Ayora for a detailed schedule of departure days and times.
The small airline EMETEBE provides connecting flights between islands for approximately $120 one-way. These five-seat planes fly throughout the week and connect Baltra, San Cristóbal, and Puerto Villamil.