If needed, we can purchase domestic flights for you.
Flight should arrive and depart to / from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador (airport code: UIO).
|Dry "Garua" Season||June through November||The garua is a mist that forms in the highlands of the islands. Ironically, the garua season provides more moisture at the upper elevations of the islands than the so-called wet season. There is plenty of sunshine during the day, but it is less intense, with cloudier skies. Air temperature is lower, with highs in the upper 70s or mid-80s (25-30 degrees Celsius). The strong Antarctic Humboldt Current, coming from the south, affects the climate at this time of year. The water temperature, therefore, is at its coolest, about 68 degrees Fahrenheit, 20 degrees Celsius. During some years the infrequent El Niño current may cause a much greater flow of warm waters, making the surface warmer and rainfall increase.|
|Rainy Season||December though May||
December through May is the warmest time of year, with highs in the upper 80s (31 degrees Celsius). Although the islands receive slightly more rainfall during this time, the lower elevations of the islands where you will spend almost your entire trip typically offer blue skies and sunshine with occasional haze. The sea is at its warmest and is usually calmer at this time of year.
During this season, the ocean is much calmer, so you'll have less chance of getting seasick.
|Diving||June through November||Experienced divers clam the Garua season is the best time of year in the Galapagos. While the water is cold, there often is a more abundent variety of underwater marine life.|
|Wildlife||June to December||Albatrosses|
|June to December||Penguins|
|Owls and Blue-footed Boobies||June and July are mating season, and you have the best change of spotting one at this time.|