All meals throughout cruise
Transfers in the islands
Bilingual national park guide
Use of snorkeling equipment
Use of Underwater Camera
Free airport assistance*
1 hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)*
Free airport transfers for Galapagos flights*
Mainland Ecuador-Galapagos-Mainland Ecuador airfare
US$100 Galapagos National Park fee
US$20 Transit Control Card
Travel / medical insurance
At the time of booking a deposit of 20% of the total tour price
The remaining balance is due a minimum of 60 calendar days prior to departure date
To issue final confirmation Palace tours requires 60 days prior to departure (or at time of reservation for last minute bookings) the following information for all passengers:
Complete passenger names
Passport numbers (& passport copy in case of children)
Date of birth
Dietary or medical restrictions
Failure to provide the above information on time may result in delays and possibly passengers missing the tour completely. Palace tours will not accept responsibility or provide refunds if the above information is not provided in its entirety and on time.
All cancellations must be done in writing. If a cancellation is received more than 121 days prior to tour departure date a penalty of 10% of the total price will be retained as cancellation fee.
If a cancellation is received between 120 days and 61 days prior to tour departure date, 20% of the total price will be forfeited.
In the case of a cancellation received less than 60 days prior to the boat departure the full amount will be retained.
Galapagos is a place that can be visited at any time. There are two season, and the warmest is between December and May. It is the time of year when the sky is always clear, and the sun shines strongly. If you love to dive in amazing places, the best time to visit Galapagos is from June to November. During this season the weather is a little cooler, but it gives you the chance to enjoy the best from Galapagos' famous marine reserve.
Since the islands are situated very near the Equator, we recommend that you bring lightweight clothing and of course, don't forget your swimsuits, sun lotion, and good footwear.
Most of our cruises will assign double cabins to all passengers unless you want to pay the single supplement if traveling alone. Triple cabins can also be arranged on request, depending on availability and the vessel you choose
The Galapagos Islands are 6 hours behind GMT (equivalent to USA Central Standard Time)
The equatorial line does pass through the Galapagos, just north of Isla Santiago. Please refer to our Itinerary page to see which itinerary passes through the equatorial line.
Average water temperatures in Galapagos:
January - June: 70°F - 80°F (20°C - 26°C)
July - December: 65°F - 75°F (18°C- 23°C)
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