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 GENERAL INFORMATION
National Park Entrance Fee
A National Park Entrance Fee is required from all visitors entering the Galapagos National Park and/or Galapagos Marine Reserve. The park fee payable in US Dollars may be paid at the airport upon arrival in the Galapagos Islands or can be pre-paid by arrangement with your tour operator. A remit granting access to the National Park and Marine Reserve is given as a receipt.
Credit cards and travelersí checks are not accepted.

Foreign Tourists non-residents of Ecuador over 12 years of age
$100
Foreign Tourists non-residents of Ecuador under 12 years of age
$50
Foreign Tourists non-residents of Ecuador over 12 years of age. Nationals of one of the countries participating in the Andean Community of Nations or Mercosur
$50
Foreign Tourists non-residents of Ecuador under 12 years of age. Nationals of one of the countries participating in the Andean Community of Nations or Mercosur
$25
National Tourists or Foreign Residents of Ecuador over 12 years of age
$6
National Tourists or Foreign Residents of Ecuador under 12 years of age
$3
Tourists non-resident foreign students registered at one of the National Universities of Ecuador
$25

The park permit is submitted to National Park Officials at the point of entry (normally at the Baltra or San Cristobal airport), where it is processed and recorded. It is imperative to retain the permit and have it available at the time of entrance. Persons not having a permit for any reason, including misplaced permits, will be required to purchase a new permit to enter the National Park.

Park Fees are distributed as follows:


Visitors arriving in San Critical have an additional $30 US municipality tax payable upon arrival.



Dangers. The sun on the equator is extremely fierce, so lather yourself in high-factor sun cream, wear a sun hat and sunglasses, and snorkel wearing an old T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt. Although mosquitoes aren't generally a problem, if the wind drops on some islands they can appear in force. Carry repellent and sting relief cream with you in your day bag. It's unlikely to rain during your visit, but pack a lightweight waterproof jacket just in case. Don't forget to bring your passport.

*The prices are approximately

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