What should I bring to the Galapagos?

Galapagos Packing List

Everything you need to bring to the Galapagos Islands

This simple guide will help you when deciding what to bring to the Galapagos Islands.


Also, please remember that flights to Galapagos restrict checked luggage to one (1) piece that does not exceed 23 kg (50 lb).

Hand luggage cannot exceed 8 kg (17 lb).

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– Passport
– Tickets & printed itineraries
– Travel insurance
– Health insurance
– Credit/debit cards
– Cash (US Dollars)
– Prescription drugs


– Sunglasses (optional: neck strap)
– Wide-brimmed hat or cap
– Bandana


– Lightweight hiking shoes
– Water-resistant, closed-toe sport sandals
– Anti-slip sandals for onboard
– Hiking Shorts
– Lightweight hiking pants
– Casual pants and shorts (men)
– Casual dress, skirt, shorts or pants (women)
– Short-sleeve T-shirts
– Long-sleeve shirts or rash guards for
sun protection
– Underwear
– Socks (normal and for hiking)
– Bathing suits (minimum 2) + short-sleeve
(shorty) wetsuit**
– Windbreaker jacket
– Warm sweater or fleece


– Toiletry kit
– Sunblock & lip balm (waterproof + SPF 50 or higher)
– Insect repellent
– Small backpack/daypack (preferably waterproof)
– Binoculars
– Camera
– Video camera
– Extra memory cards and batteries
– Tripod (optional)
– Journal
– Appliance chargers and adaptors if necessary (outlets in Ecuador are US-style, 2 flat pins (Type A & B), 110 volts.
– Prescription snorkeling mask or specialized snorkel equipment*
– Sealable plastic bags of various sizes
– Journal

*Be aware that snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, and fins) are provided as part of your tour, free of charge.
**Short-sleeve (shorty) wetsuits are available onboard for rent.

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