Ecuador (Galapagos)

Galapagos: Preserving Nature's Wonders

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that United Airlines is now requiring that travelers who are 15 years old or younger travel as Unaccompanied Minors. You can read more about their specific policies here. 

Flight Requirements:

  • Fly into and out of Quito, Ecuador (Mariscal Sucre International Airport, airport code: UIO)
  • Arrive between 14:00 (2pm) to 23:00 (11pm) on the day your program starts 
  • Depart Depart any time on the day your program ends
    • The domestic flight (booked by GLA) from Quito to the Galapagos Islands only allows passengers 20kg (44 pounds) of checked baggage and a carry on bag of 8 kilos (17 pounds).
Suggested Route:

The suggested route - usually the most direct, least number of stops, and always leaving from a US gateway airport. Often times, multiple students from the same program will be on this flight, simply because it is a popular route to take. We cannot guarantee that other students will be on this flight, but very often, there are. You do not have to take the suggested route, it is just one option. You may take any flight you wish that falls within the flight parameters above.

Suggested Route - Getting there:
    • American Airlines
    • Miami, FL (MIA) to Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
Suggested Route - Coming home: 
    • American Airlines
    • Quito, Ecuador (UIO) to Miami, FL (MIA)