Arrival at the Islands
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Arrival at the Islands Apr 28, 2005
You will be arriving at one of the two airports in the Galapagos, at either Baltra Island or at Isla San Christobal, which is a much smaller airport. When arriving at Baltra airport, keep in mind that Baltra is a small island just next to Santa Cruz island and that, in order to reach Puerto Ayora, the main town and the harbor from which most boats depart, you still have an almost 2-hour bus trip to go, including a ferry connecting Baltra Island and Santa Cruz Island. Taking the ferry is quite a bustle. Arriving at San Christobal Island would be more convenient but there are more flights to Baltra airport.
Upon arriving at the islands, you'll go through customs (quite strict so you won't bring anything into the islands that could contaminate the natural environment like seeds or fruit) and you'll have to pay a $ 100,- fee to enter the national park.
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