Flights to Galapagos (SCY) for Ecoventura passengers are serviced by AVIANCA Airlines (formerly AeroGal) from Quito and Guayaquil to Galapagos (San Cristobal). Flight reservations for confirmed passengers are made automatically through our allotment of seats. Passengers who purchase their tickets through Ecoventura for the Avianca/Aerogal flights will receive assistance with the check in procedure and the option to pre-pay the transit card and park entrance fee. A representative from Ecoventura accompanies our passengers on this flight.
The current flight schedule is as follows:
On Sundays to/from Galapagos:
Quito to Guayaquil (UIO - GYE:
San Cristobal to Guayaquil (SCY - GYE):
Guayaquil to Quito (GYE - UIO):
On the day of departure, please be at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil two hours prior to departure for check-in. A card will be left at your hotel the evening prior with the exact check in time. You must first have your bags inspected by SICGAL as required to travel to Galapagos. Next, look for the Ecoventura representative at the AVIANCA Airline ticket counter to collect your boarding pass, transit card (if prepaid) and get assistance with check in. Do not stand in line to pay the TCT card if you have already prepaid. Upon arrival in Galapagos, you may be selected to be fingerprinted to complete the process of the migration control. You will form a line to process passengers for the Park entrance fee. Inform the park representative that you are traveling with Ecoventura if you have prepaid the fee. They will have a list of prepaid passengers. Once through, our guides will be waiting for you with signs. New airport policy now requires that you claim your bag. Our crew will deliver your checked bag to your cabin. Passengers who choose to travel to Galapagos earlier or choose to purchase tickets on another carrier will not be provided with the same services.
BAGGAGE POLICY: The airline allows one checked suitcase (up to 50 lbs./ 23 kg and up to 62″/ 158 cm) and one carry-on bag (up to 22 lbs./ 10 kg and up to 45″/ 115 cm) per passenger. All overweight, oversized and excess baggage will be charged additional and are checked subject to space available. The fees are: Excess Baggage fee: $20 + IVA for up to 50 lbs/ 23 kg, $30 + IVA 51-70 lbs/ 23-32 kg, $40 + IVA 70-99 lbs/ 32-45 kg. Overweight baggage fee: $10 + IVA 50-70 lbs/ 23-32 kg, $20 + IVA 70-99 lbs/ 32-45 kg. Oversize baggage fee: $50 + IVA for 63-85″/ 159-215 cm. IVA (tax) is 14% and is subject to change.
Airlines are required to spray inside the aircraft with a special process after doors are closed and preparing for landing. This is considered common procedure for flights bound to fragile island eco-systems that are susceptible to prevent any invasive species or virus being accidentally transported to the islands
LOW SEASON: January 1 – 30 June & September 1 – 31 December
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HIGH SEASON: July 1 – 31 August
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Upgrade to Business Class: There are twelve business class seats available on the flights to Galapagos. For an additional charge of $57.00 each way from UIO or GYE you will receive preferred seats in the front of the aircraft, wine and beer, choice of two hot meals, pillow and blanket. You may check one suitcase (up to 50 lbs./ 23 kg and up to 62″/ 158 cm) or two small suitcases (up to 70 lbs./ 32 kg combined) and one carry-on bag (up to 22 lbs./ 10 kg and up to 45″/ 115 cm) per passenger. Availbale upon request.
Airfares include all airport taxes and airfare fuel surcharges. Airfares are subject to change at any time up until the day of departure and even after tickets have been paid in full.