What to pack for the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador!

What to wear...

It can be difficult knowing what to bring on an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been.

But, you’ve got to start somewhere.


First, you will need a wetsuit. The Galapagos are notorious for the swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. In order to stay in the water for longer, this is a great idea.


In Ecuador, it has been raining a lot in the evening. A rain jacket will allow you to enjoy the all the amazon has to offer while keeping dry. Plus, they are light-weight so you can bring them anywhere.



One tip Scott Taylor gave us was to bring protein bars. Already I am extremely grateful that I followed his advice. You just never know when you’ll need an inconvenient bite!



Long pants are a must for Quito. The city is very conservative so walking around in shorts will call a lot of attention. I brought linen pants because they are still very light and comfortable.



Hiking boots for scaling basaltic lava.



Lots of great notebooks because you will need to take note of everything happening around you.


-Sarah G. out




3 thoughts on “What to pack for the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador!

  1. Pingback: Lava, Lizards and Seal Lions on Galapagos Islands « Two Different Girls

  2. What I found useful: a large brimmed hat, as you are on the equator! Sunscreen is very expensive in Ecuador compared to North America. Tevas or similar quick-dry shoes, as most of your landings are wet. I found that a pair of Tevas and a pair of Keens covered everything. Ditto for quick dry pants, such as the outdoor cargo pants with zip-off legs. A portable re-usable water bottle. A small micro fiber towel.

    Some of the airlines going to the islands or the boats restrict your luggage weight, so take things you can wash out and wear more than once. Don’t take bulky personal care items like hair dryers.

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