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The Galapagos Islands are relatively hard to get to. Visitors can arrive by cruise ship or by air, both relatively expensive and infrequent. There are a couple of small airports in the Galapagos Islands, served only by a couple of local airlines. LAN Ecuador has been trying for years to add flights to the islands, but at time of writing has still not started.
TIP Local fares (bought in Ecuador) are cheaper than air fares charged to foreigners. It is cheaper to fly from Guayaquil than from Quito.
TIP Flights to Galapagos Islands, like flights to Lord Howe Island, are weight restricted. Do not try to bring lots of luggage.