The Galapagos Islands are a world-famous travel destination renowned for being an isolated and pristine archipelago. Their isolation is one of the qualities that makes them so special. You may be wondering how does one arrive to the islands. Charles Darwin went to the Galapagos Islands on the Beagle, but modern-day explorers arrive by airplane.
There are no direct international flights to the Galapagos Islands. All airlines do have partnerships with international carriers. Your Galapagos ticket may be purchased together with the international ticket or separately. All daily flights to the Galapagos Islands depart from the cities of Quito and Guayaquil on mainland Ecuador. International travelers must ensure to arrive at either city in order to start their Galapagos adventure.
From both Quito and Guayaquil, there are daily flights connecting Ecuador with cities around the world. Direct flights from the US cities of Miami, Houston, Atlanta, and New York arrive every day. From Europe, there are direct flights originating in both Amsterdam and Madrid and other major airports.
Once on mainland Ecuador, passengers carry on to one of two major airports in the Galapagos Islands. The busiest airport in the Galapagos is on Baltra Island. Baltra is the airport guest coming directly to Torre Mar Galapagos Boutique Suites Hotel should use. The second airport is on San Cristóbal Island. Flights from Quito and Guayaquil fly there every day bringing passengers to the enchanting islands. From the airport in the Galapagos guests use land transportation into town.