Flight Information

Flights from mainland Ecuador for Ecoventura passengers are operated by Avianca Airlines, with departures from Quito and Guayaquil to San Cristobal (SCY) in the Galapagos. Flight reservations for confirmed passengers are made automatically through our allotment of seats with Avianca.

Passengers who purchase their tickets through Ecoventura for the Avianca flights will receive assistance with the check-in procedure and the option to pre-pay the required transit card.

A representative from Ecoventura accompanies our passengers on this flight. Upon arrival, our crew and guides meet the flight, collect all baggage, and transport passengers to the ship. Passengers who chose to purchase tickets on another carrier to SCY do so at their own risk and will not be provided with the same services.

The current flight schedule is as follows:

On Sundays to/from Galapagos:

Quito to Guayaquil:
Avianca flight 1636 ETD 9:00 AM ETA 9:55 AM

Guayaquil to San Cristobal:
Avianca flight 1636 ETD 10:40 AM ETA 11:30 AM

San Cristobal to Guayaquil:
Avianca flight 1637 ETD 12:30 PM ETA 3:25 PM

Guayaquil to Quito:
Avianca flight 1637 ETD 4:05 PM ETA 5:00 PM

AIRFARES in LOW Season: January 1 – 30 June & September 1 – 31 December

Routing Adult fare Child fare
QUITO/GALAPAGOS/QUITO $498.00 $3667.00


AIRFARES in HIGH Season: July 1 – 31 August

Routing Adult fare Child fare


On the day of departure, please be at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil one and a half hours prior to departure for check-in. Please look for the Ecoventura representative at the Avianca Airlines ticket counter. He or she will provide you with your boarding passes and transit card (if prepaid), and assist with check in.

Baggage Policy: The airline allows one checked suitcase (up to 50 lbs/23 kg and up to 62 in/158 cm) and one carry-on bag (up to 22 lbs/10 kg and up to 45 in/115 cm) per passenger. All overweight, oversized, and excess baggage will be charged additional fees and is accepted subject to space availability.

The fees are: Excess baggage: $20 + IVA for up to 50 lbs/23 kg, $30 + IVA for 51-70 lbs/23-32 kg, and $40 + IVA for 70-99 lbs/ 32-45 kg. Overweight baggage: $10 + IVA for 50-70 lbs/23-32 kg, and $20 + IVA for 70-99 lbs/32-45 kg. Oversize baggage: $50 + IVA for 63-85 in/159-215 cm. IVA (tax) is 12% and is subject to change.

Airlines are required to spray inside the aircraft with a special process after doors are closed and when preparing for landing. This is considered common procedure for flights bound to fragile island ecosystems to prevent any invasive species or virus being accidentally transported to the islands.

Upgrade to Executive Class: There are 12 business class seats available upon request on the flights to the 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, a choice of two hot meals, a pillow, and a blanket. With B/C seats, you may check two bags with a combined weight of 32 kg.

Airfares include all airport taxes and airline 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.


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