Ask A Travel Expert: What’s In Your Carry-On?

By Allie E. Almario Let’s be honest – long international flights don’t always go as planned.  Travel glitches are a reality, as anyone who has experienced unexpected delays, cancelled flights, or bad weather.  As a seasoned traveler to South America, I have my packing list down to a science. Even more fine-tuned is my list for what’s in my carry-on. My priorities are always essential items that will make time on the go easier and most efficient, especially when your...
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Your Galapagos packing list

Your Galapagos Packing List

By Allie E. Almario Did you know that Galapagos flights from the mainland have a weight limit of 44 lbs for luggage? On inter-island flights (from Baltra to Isabela, for example), the limits are even stricter – 20 lbs or less. Therefore, packing light is essential. PRO TIP: If you are staying in the same mainland hotel before or after your cruise, you may want to leave behind a suitcase with your heavy winter clothes, souvenirs, etc. that won’t be needed in the...
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Ga Ga Over the Galapagos

Ga Ga Over the Galapagos

Ga Ga Over The Galapagos Amazing Discounts Selected promotional dates for two of our featured luxury 16-passenger ships: Alya – a catamaran known for its smooth sailing. Natural Paradise –  a spacious yacht with balconies and sundecks. Selected cruise departures feature either $1,000 discount per person OR Two-For-One specials! Cruise rates include: √           Complimentary hotel room in Quito or Guayaquil the night before cruise departs √           Cabins with private...
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Galapagos Cruise Ship Legend 3 - Cruise or Land based Trip

Choosing Between A Galapagos Cruise Or A Land-Based Itinerary

By Allie Almario Having worked with hundreds of Galapagos travelers over the last few years, I can see why it can be difficult to choose between a Galapagos cruise or a land-based itinerary. The most popular choice, of course, is traveling to the different islands by ship after flying into the archipelago. However, in the last few years, upscale hotel choices have begun to pop up on different islands, now offering travelers a variety of accommodations at all categories....
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