Ecuador and the Galapagos

Ecuador, Discovery, 13 days - from $3,860 (land only)

DiscoveryWildlife & Safari

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Walking shoes or boots

Sandals or shoes which are comfortable when wet*(1)


Lightweight trousers

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants


Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket


Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses



Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Swimwear (for thermal pools and on the boat)

Towel (for swimming)

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Second (fold-away) bag *(2)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Small daypack

Basic First Aid Kit including plasters (Band-aids), blister treatment, headache tablets etc

The following items are optional:

Mask and snorkel*(3)

Trekking poles


Scarf or buff

Wet wipes

Travel clothes

Camera, film/memory cards, batteries


*(1) Some of the island stops on the Galapagos cruise may involve ‘wet landings’ where there is no jetty and you step directly onto the beach.


*(2) Any items not required for the Galapagos section of the holiday can be stored at the hotel in Quito

*(3) Masks and snorkels can be hired locally for approximately 5$ per day. It is also possible to hire wet suits at 5$ per day for a short and 10$ per day for a long wet suit.

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