Facts on Galapagos Island

Facts on Galapagos Island
The diversity of life on the Galapagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin to develop his famous theory of evolution. You can plan a visit to this fabled locale by following the information list on the Galapagos Island homepage, which is linked under Resources below.


The Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador and are located about 620 miles east of the mainland.

Time Frame

Low season is during April, May, September and October, when prices are at their lowest. Otherwise, the dry season is from June to December.


To enter Ecuador, you need a passport valid for six months after entry. American citizens do not need visas for stays under 90 days.

Getting There

The best way to get to the islands from the mainland is to take a cruise, which can range from under $250 to over $499 per day (see Resources).


Adventure activities on the islands include mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling and horseback riding (see Resources).

Article Written By Aurelio Locsin

Aurelio Locsin has been writing professionally since 1982. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Locsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scientific and technical communications from the University of Washington.

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