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Traveling in Galapagos Islands

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Facts: The Galapagos Islands are a fantastic destination any time of year!

Ecuador Time zone: ECT (UTC-6), 1 hour behind Ecuador’s time in mainland.

Ecuador Currency: US dollars.

Ecuador Voltage: 110/120V, same as in America and different from the voltage in Europe. 2 prong electrical inputs are most common, so bring an adapter for appliances using 3 prong electrical inputs.

Climate and packing tips: As the islands lie directly on the Equator, you can expect it to be warm for most of the year. The hottest season is generally from January to April with average temperatures ranging from a low of 70º to a high of 84º F (22º - 31º C). It is during this period that you can expect afternoon thundershowers, but during a severe El Nino, you can also expect rain or thundershowers at any time. From April to December is considered the "cool" (and dry) season with average temperatures ranging from a low of 68º to a high of 82º F (19º – 27º C). During this time of year you may encounter "garua" (misty rain) early in the morning and in the highlands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Make sure to pack casual warm weather clothing, a light jacket or sweater, appropriate rain gear, sandals for the beach, and a CAMERA!

Health: No vaccinations are required.

Safety Tips: The Galapagos Islands very safe; however, it is always important to keep your belongings in a safe place. Beware of strong currents when going swimming, always protect yourself from the sun and make sure to always wear sunscreen and sunglasses; and drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.

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