Flights from Quito arrive at two airports: Isla Baltra just north of Santa Cruz, and Isla San Cristóbal. Three airlines are flying to the Galápagos Islands: Tame, Avianca and LAN. The flight takes about 2 hours and a Round-trip ticket starts at $360.
During you stay you get to see Galapagos land iguanas, marine iguana, sea cucumbers, flightless cormorant, blue-footed booby, Galapagos mockingbirds, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos hawk, great Frigatebird, waved Albatross and over 50 species of fish.
Darwin visited the Galapagos islands for 5 weeks in 1835 on the ship HMS Beagle. During his observations and collections he noted that animals differed over the various islands. These facts contributed to the development of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection presented in his book ‘The Origin of Species’.
Climate: pleasent all year | Temperatures range from 69°-84°F / 21°-30°C | Warm season: January to June | Dry season: July to December
Islands: 13 islands, just 5 are populated
Lonesome George: He was the most famous resident of the Galapagos islands: the only surviving giant Pinta Island tortoise left on Earth. He died in 2012 at the age of 100.
Size: The Archipelago group consists of 7,880 km² of land spread over 45,000 km² of ocean.
All of our teachers are native speakers and own a university degrees in linguistics or literature. Your teacher will travel with you from Quito to our school locations on the Galapagos Islands. Many of our teachers are working with us since the day we founded the school back in 1988. They have been dozen of times on the islands and know the best spots.
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Private Bath: with hot water 24 hours a day
Meals: breakfast buffet
Included: Boat trip excursion to visit other islands, 1 day per week.
Not included: Round-trip flight ticket to Galapagos, Galapagos National Park entrance fee and ID card $110, $40 enrollment fee for all programs
Not only the wildlife on land, but also the underwater wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is exceptionally beautiful and diverse. Therefore diving and snorkelling are popular activities along the coasts of Ecuador’s archipelago. If you explore the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands, you will make the unique experience of swimming with tame lions, turtles and dolphins and to observe and to look at fishes of different colors. The underwater landscape with its reefs, mangroves and lava formations offers a fascinating sight.
The individual Galapagos Islands can be explored in different ways, for example, on foot, on horseback, on a bike or in a kayak. There are numerous tours with different emphases offered, which often include many other activities such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, climbing or swimming..
Before you can start your Spanish classes or Travelling classroom with us on the Galapagos Islands you need to get here. But no worries: It’s not that complicated. Students attending Spanish courses on the Galapagos Islands must first fly to Quito. The Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre (UIO) can be reached from many international departure cities.
From Quito Aerogal and TAME, offer daily flights which take about 1.5 hours. These will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short stop in Guayaquil. You will generally arrive in time for lunch. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival.
Note: Flight is not included in our fees
Note: Galapagos National Park entrance fee and ID card $110 are not included in our fees
From the airport students will take a bus to the island, which will include one ferry crossing. You will meet you teacher on arrival or he is going to travel with you from Quito.
There is a regular boat traffic between the inhabited Galapagos Islands Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela, Floreana and Baltra. You can reach some of the uninhabited islands from Baltra and San Cristobal. Furthermore the small airline EMETEBE provides connecting flights between islands for approximately $120 one-way.