Why Not to Book Your Galapagos Cruise and Flight Separately
December 17th, 2011
It’s important to make some crucial decisions about your dream vacation, and many people think that booking their cruise or tour separately from their flights is an ideal way to save money: but this isn’t true at all!
Most tour companies and reputable agencies in the Galapagos work strictly with one air operator. They tend to book all of their passengers on the same flight from the mainland. By doing this, several important tasks get accomplished:
The cruise will wait for all of the passengers in case of any type of delay in the flight, and they can generally get discounted rates on the flights as they have agreements with the airline.
Passengers who book their own flights run the risk of missing their cruises, and paying higher prices!
There’s an important timing factor, however, when it comes to Galapagos: The flights leaving from mainland Ecuador leave only in the morning.
The safest bet for these connections is to arrive in Guayaquil or Quito at least 24 hours before your flight to the Galapagos.This way, not only can you enjoy a day (or more) on the mainland of Ecuador, but you also guarantee that you ‘ll be at the airport on time to catch your flight to the Galapagos. There are manymainland tour options for your overlap between your international flight and your Galapagos domestic flight.
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