What to pack for the Galapagos, a short packing list on the essentials for you Galapagos Trip.

Get the Basics Right

 Passport (valid for at least 6 months after departure from Ecuador)

Flights info, Travel Voucher, Itineraries.

Cash!!! – There are very few ATMs in in the Galapagos (local currency is US Dollars)

Credit cards – Preferably Visa and Mastercard  (useful on cruises)

Personal medication

Seasick medication (for both land and cruise tours)

Sun Protection

Passport (valid for at least 6 months after departure from Ecuador)
 Flights info, Travel Voucher, Itineraries.
 Cash!!! – There are very few ATMs in in the Galapagos (local currency is US Dollars)
 Credit cards – Preferably Visa and Mastercard  (useful on cruises)
Personal medication

Camera Gear 

Extra memory cards for digital cameras.
 Waterproof bag for your camera or a plastic bag to keep things from getting wet
Underwater cameras are just perfect for Galapagos

 Money & Security  

Original Passport Copy and Credit card(s).
ATMs are available only in Santa Cruz Island (so, bring Cash!)
Try to bring small bills (no more that 50.00 USD) for your extra personal expenses and tips.

 Other Gear

Travel Alarm Clock
 Binoculars
Recipient to bring water
Toiletries Shampoo Insect repellant (best if ecofriendly)
 Small day pack (to carry water and personal stuff)

 Clothing for the Galapagos Weather

Casual clothes that are light weight, comfortable to wear and walk –  (Galapagos limit you to a maximum of 20kg)
Comfortable walking shoes (2 pairs).

 Sturdy sandals with straps, not flip-flops
 A wind breaker or rain jacket
Lightweight rain suit or poncho and  a light wool sweater for cool evenings.
T-shirts, lightweight pants and short pants, light cotton socks
 2 or more swim suits
 Light short sleeve shirts
One extra towel for the beach