The Galapagos Islands are a chain of 19 islands right on the equator, 966 kms east from the South American coast, administered by Ecuador. The islands have five active volcanoes and incredible animal, bird and plant life. Tourist boats take visitors from island to island and this is a major source of income.

The climate is tropical but only in places. The islands are washed by two major currents one of which carries with it the cold temperatures of the Antarctic. The temperature variations give the islands four different ocean environments within the archipelago and there is no summer or winter as such but a dry season (May to December) and a wet season (January to May).

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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