Are you headed to the Galapagos? Because I am! As a result, I am sharing my ultimate guide to a Galapagos packing list! I’ve done thorough research into what I’ll want and need during my ten-day trip. Then, as I bought the supplies and packed my bags, I compiled this packing list! I can’t imagine a more complete guide, so read on to see what you’ll want to bring on your trip to the beautiful islands of the Galapagos.
Galapagos Packing List: Your Personal Item
As an initial reminder, your personal item can be a purse, small backpack, laptop case or briefcase on most airlines. For all intents and purposes, I generally choose to use a larger shoulder or crossbody bag. This type of bag will fit everything listed below in my personal item Galapagos packing guide.
Galapagos Packing Guide: Your Carry-On
Some airlines have really cut down on carry-ons and only allow personal items. This seems to especially happen if you purchase a basic fare or fly on a budget airline. Be aware of this upon purchase and if you need to pack the below items in your luggage, just be sure to keep your medications on your person. However, most airlines will allow both. Therefore, my suggestion is to use a backpack, as it is the most comfortable option to pack these carry-on items from my Galapagos packing guide.
Galapagos Packing Guide: Your Checked Luggage
The amount of each item you’ll need and the size of the suitcase will depend on how long you plan to stay in the Galapagos. It also depends on how many change of outfits and accessories you plan to bring with you. I personally don’t need to bring too many extra items, but there are some people who like multiple sandal options, for example. Check out the luggage Galapagos packing guide to see the rest of what you need for your trip.
And in Conclusion...
I hope you enjoyed this complete Galapagos packing guide. I know I broke it down into personal item, carry-on bag, and checked luggage. However, I managed to pack everything into a backpack (personal item) and a carry-on suitcase. I used compression packing cubes and didn’t pack anything that would be considered “extra” (i.e. I only brought two swimsuits). I prefer to save money on checked baggage whenever possible and it saves so much time!