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Galapagos savings with LAN airlines
User: Carolina Morssa
Date: 12/2/2011 5:41 pm
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I booked this trip on a whim after spotting a LAN airlines sale to Quito for about $400 round-trip from New York. We then bought flights from Quito to Baltra Island on AeroGal Airlines for about $330 round-trip. Prices between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are pretty set, with different prices for foreigners and Ecuadorians. You won't see much fluctuation between the airlines that fly there.


In Quito, we hired taxi drivers for around $30 per day to drive us around the countryside and to the Equator—we could have taken buses for about $1, but again, we had heard that these were less safe. Plus, it was nice to be able to stop at anything that caught our interest.

The Galapagos Islands are a National Park, so you'll have to go around with a guide for most of the sights. We shopped around tour groups and Galapagos cruises a bit before leaving the U.S., but were quoted extremely high prices for five-day tours. The best advice we got was to wait until arriving to book a tour, and we ended up walking in to one of the numerous tour operators that line the streets on the main island and booking ourselves on to a four-day, three-island tour with everything (meals, accommodations, tours, snorkeling, boat transfers, et cetera) included for just $200 per person.

Re: Galapagos savings with LAN airlines
User: anita g
Date: 1/4/2012 3:11 am
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That seems awfully low- $200 for 4 days all inclusive. Do you mean per day? or $2000? If not, can you provide any more details?!


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