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When to Go
Because of its location on the equator and the presence of the Andes as well as marine currents, Ecuador enjoys the most wonderful climate of the world, this makes of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands places to visit in any time of the year. However, there are a number of factors that may influence your plans when you are deciding when to visit the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.
High season vs. Low season
Some Tour companies consider the months of April, May, September and October to be their low season. During these months, the number of visitors to the Galapagos Islands tends to decrease and (depending on the boat) some of them lower their rates in order to attract more travelers on board. The opposite effect occurs during the high season, where many boats will be booked far in advance, so make reservations months before you plan on traveling. If making last minute reservations, you may have to choose a boat that is not really your first choice.
travelers to the Galapagos Islands do not come for the great beaches, delicious food or lavish accommodations (although these are a plus): they come to see the world’s most amazing alive and cage-less zoo. Visitors in the Galapagos Islands can observe without binoculars the unique and often unusual characteristics and behavior of species not found anywhere else in the world. There are a number of animals, particularly sea birds, that have specific breeding patterns. Other animals have specific seasons during which they breed, and are more active or more abundant in the water during these periods. Take a look at our wildlife section and read up on a specific animal to determine if there is an animal season you just can't miss.