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Visiting the Galapagos Islands is now Very Easy

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You may be all set on the idea of a Galapagos vacation, but getting started with booking a trip may seem challenging. There are so many providers located in different countries, and all of these have somewhat different offerings. Knowing how to book and who to book through can sometimes seem like a bit of a minefield.

It daoesn’t have to be that way. Visiting the Galapagos Islands is now very easy, and the booking process can be very straightforward. Yet sometimes we find that people wanting to vacation here have a lot of concerns about how to go about this, particularly with a local travel agency located in Ecuador. In this article we will explain everything that you need to know about visiting the Galapagos Islands, which will hopefully answer the questions you may have, and allay any concerns about making a booking through a local agency.


Booking with a Local Travel Agency

One concern that we find customers have about booking through a local travel agency is the worry about language. However, most reputable local travel agencies will have at least some employees, if not all that are able to speak English to a very high standard of fluency. This means that they will be well placed to understand your specific needs and answer your questions effectively. There are various different ways in which you can communicate with local travel agencies, and these include through email, on live chat messenger systems or on the  telephone. Whichever system of communication you prefer to use, local travel agencies will usually be able to accommodate it.

It is worth mentioning that local travel agencies like ours specialize in the Galapagos Islands and have all the information they need to answer your questions available to them at their fingertips. Often the questions you might ask are those that others are also asking with some frequency, so local travel agencies can get back to you very quickly to help you make your booking.



Information about Your Trip

Working with an Ecuadorian travel agency is also easy concerning information about your trip. The many forms of communication available these days make the transfer of this information to you very simple. In addition, local travel agency workers will be available to answer the questions that you have.

What is more, a local travel agency in Ecuador is actually in Ecuador. That means hat if any issues do arise for any reason, you will have the backup of the local agency to make sure you are taken care of at all times.


Making Payments

In the modern world, payments for Galapagos Islands trips can be easily made online. There are various different ways in which this can be done. Gone are the days of complicated international transfers that required a visit to a branch to organize. Paying is straightforward and can usually be achieved with just a few clicks. In addition, in terms of payment, visiting Ecuador is easy in the sense that we use US dollars – of course for visitors from the United States this makes payment simpler still.



Booking Last Minute Trips in the Galapagos

An idea that a fair number of potential visitors to the Galapagos Islands have is that a better idea than using any agency at all, is to simply book a flight to the Galapagos Islands on their own and sort out a cheap trip from there. Beware of this strategy! Many have to their disappointment found this to be a flawed approach, and have found themselves stuck on one Galapagos Island when they wanted to take a cruise. The problem with it is that the Galapagos Islands are very popular, and the vast majority of trips are sold out long in advance. That means that turning up and hoping for the best can go badly.



The Benefits of Booking a Galapagos Trip with a Local Travel Agency

Booking with a local travel agency is usually best when it comes to organizing a Galapagos Islands cruise or Galapagos land-based trip. There are a number of reasons for this. The most important is that a local company like ours will have the best knowledge about the islands – because they will have local knowledge. They are more likely to have insider knowledge about the best deals that become available. They also know more about new boats and hotels that are being planned, and when these will launch, meaning that they can offer innovative new trips as soon as these become available. Another important benefit of deciding to book through a local travel agency is that local companies are invariably cheaper than firms based in North America and Europe. This is because Ecuador is cheaper, and local travel agencies do not have the same overheads as in these other regions.

Our Insider recommendation for booking trips to the Galapagos Islands is to book with a local agency located in Ecuador. It makes sense to do so, due to local knowledge, price and convenience. Why not get in touch now to book your Galapagos Islands vacation?

By Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders
By Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders
Ecuador & Galapagos Insiders is a leading travel company based in Ecuador and run by local tour guides and travel specialists, we are happy to provide expert and free trip planning advice, no commitment fee involved.
Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders